My dryer takes two cycles to dry the same amount of clothes it used to dry in one cycle. My dryer's rear drum bearing failed which caused the drum to shift and damage the heating element. I replaced the drum bearing (Part Number: 5303281153) and the heating element assembly (Part Number: 131553900). The dryer seems to function fine after those were replaced - it runs a full cycle, the heating element heats up, the drum turns, the exhaust comes out hot - but it is not as effective as before. While I was working on it I vacuumed all the lint trap areas and thoroughly cleaned/checked the exhaust hose. I have run the dryer without the exhaust hose and it still takes two cycles to dry. What else could it be? Thanks.
It could be that you have a faulty cycling thermostat that is cycling too quick. With a model number we may be able to provide more information. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, September 05, 2013