Dryer problem

Hi,
My frigidair dryer (elctric) takes about two hours to dry the cloths. Its started happening about 3 months ago.
Its not a very old model. Bought it in 2000. Is ther some knid of maintainence required. Do i need to clean up some vents in there?
Thanks for your help
PJ
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Sound like the heating element is going / has gone out.... Pretty easy to repair, or have fixed cheap

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exhaust vent and maybe the hose are clogged with lint. Remove the vent cover and clean out the system at that end. You may need to use a vacuum to clean out the hose. If that does not improve the airflow, disconnect the exhaust hose at the machine and see if there is lint trapped near that end.
Charlie
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I'd check the fan as well...

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Piyush wrote in message ...

And you didn't look into it until know? I hear every other day in the news it seams about dryer fires!

Poor air flow through the dryer is the most common cause of poor drying. A plugged, partially plugged or poorly installed (see the following link) dryer vent is the most common cause of that.
http://ng.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?IDw8
The dryer venting will should be checked and/or cleaned *right from the dryer to the outdoors*. Once that has been ruled out as a possible cause, you can move onto other possibilities like a bad blower fan, leaking drum seals, shorted heater element, etc.
Dan O. - Appliance411.com http://ng.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Frigidaire+dryer
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