Dryer runs but does not dry.
Answer Hello Gary. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
If the thermostat is bad will the dryer still heat up? It now takes twice as long to dry the clothes.
Answer Hello Waterman 2. Yes, It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
Dryer needs to be set to hi attain heat usually associated with low setting. Vent tube is new and clear- no ventilation issue. Do you think problem is a bad thermostat?
The cycling thermostat on the unit would be the most likely cause for the unit not getting hot enough. Also check to make sure that the heater is getting 120 vac to it and that it is not shorting to ground.