Dryer not drying well


Dryer not drying well

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Hi.  I own a Whirlpool Cabrio Gas Dryer (WGD8000BW0).  It's about 5 years old (came with house; didn't purchase myself).  Over the past year, clothes have been taking longer to dry.  Further, sometimes the Check Vent alert comes on, but only on the "Eco" cycles and not the timed dry/manual/not smart cycles.  I have replaced the following so far:

(Oh yeah, and I've cleaned the vent, front and back)
-moisture sensor bars
-thermistor
-high limit thermostat
-two thermal fuses

Again, sometimes it dries fine; however, more often, it takes 2-3 cycles to properly dry clothes.  I'm ok with doing the repairs to a point. RepairClinic is a few minutes from my work so I can pick up parts rather easily, but I'm reaching my technical and time limit before I either call a repairperson or buy a new one.

Thanks in advance for any tips.
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Hello,

I would try disconnecting the vent if you have adequate ventilation .. try drying a load and see if it dries on time.. this way we can just totally eliminate the whole venting thing as being a possible issue which in this case, it is almost always a poor venting issue causing this





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Sorry for the delay.  The answer is "sometimes".  I took the vent completely off and ran a cycle.  The check vent light came on within three minutes.  Did another load a few days later.  Took the vent off for 3-5 minutes, no signal.  I then replaced the vent, continued the cycle, and the clothes were perfectly dry.
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Most of the time this type of issue is due to poor or inadequate venting which will cause one or more of the thermostats to cut the heat off ... in other cases you could have a erratic thermostat cutting the heat off prematurely.







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