new whirlpool dryer not drying enough.....

Hi i just bought a whirlpool dryer two months ago to replace the old dryer that stopped tumbling with hot air. the new dryer takes two 60 min cycle to dry one load of cloth. what should i check b/4 contacting the customer servise? TIA
david
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david wrote:

Most likely a clogged vent. Disconnect the vent at the rear / side of the dryer and see if you are getting good airflow. If so, check for a wad of lint inside the vent or at the vent exhaust.
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Assuming the installation is correct it should be under warranty...talk to the installer, that is if is not you, then call the 800 number and have a factory rep come out and look at it...good luck, Ross
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The classic cause of damp clothes, long dry times, (and possible dryer damage) is a clogged air duct. Check the exhaust for free movement. Ribbed ductwork, long runs, and/or many turns inhibit good air flow. Check for bird nests, insects, stuck flapper. If you have flex hose, replace it with rigid metal duct--this will save you money in the long run.
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david wrote:

Hi,
Model#, gas, electric?
A copy:
Quick info tips.... Q - Dryer takes too long to dry or multiple times to dry a load
A1- Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground ( http://www.applianceaid.com/grounded.html ). Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer ( http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?a-1appliance+tSwkBf+pocther.html ) can be used for this. It should cycle approx between 120 degrees and 160 degrees. Check that the drum seals are not worn out. jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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