4 Reasons Why Your Dryer Is Taking Too Long Too Dry

Dejan Josipovic
5 Minute Read

A laundry day on an Australian winter day might seem to last forever if your clothing is taking too long to dry, which can lead to a pileup of damp garments. When a dryer fails to dry clothes properly, what causes this? We'll look into a few possible reasons why your dryer is taking so long and talk about ways to speed things up.

On some occasions, when your dryer takes too long to dry, you can fix the problem by making a small change or performing some simple maintenance. So, here are four reasons why your dryer is taking too long to dry.

Are you overloading your dryer?

Most of the time, if the dryer is too full, it will take two cycles to dry the load of laundry. When there is an excessive amount of laundry in the dryer, the hot air cannot circulate as it should, which results in a longer drying period.

You can find out how much your model can hold by looking at the instructions for how to use and care for it. We recommend only putting three-quarters of a load of laundry in the dryer at a time, so that air can move through the whole thing.

Are you selecting the incorrect cycle?

If your dryer isn't doing its job, try switching to a different drying cycle. Some dryers have an "Eco Setting’ which allows you to dry your clothing with less heat. The end result of the usual drying time may leave the garments still damp.

It's important to double-check your settings before starting a wash to ensure you've got everything set up correctly. Check your dryer's manual to examine the many cycles it offers. This will help you decide what to pick by guiding and educating you on the cycle's purpose, duration, and strength.

Are you clothes are too wet?

If your clothes are taking too long to dry, the washing machine may be the cause. It can take longer for clothing to dry if it is drenched when put in the dryer. Clothes should not be soaking wet when they are placed in a dryer, thus, the spin cycle of a washing machine should remove as much water as possible.

Make sure your washer has a spin cycle that is long enough by checking the settings. The washer's spin speed might not be adequate for a regular load of clothes if the machine was inadvertently set to the delicate or hand wash mode. If your garments are still sopping wet even after washing on the appropriate setting, a faulty washer may be to blame.

Is your lint filter blocked?

The dryer's heated air and tumbling separate the fibers of your garment, resulting in lint. The dryer's lint trap collects the fibers before they may clog the exhaust pipe. But if the lint trap isn't cleaned after every drying cycle, the lint can block the airflow and make drying take longer.

Make sure you read your dryer's manual to understand how to clean the lint filter, and make sure to check the filter on a regular basis to see if there has been an excessive buildup of lint.

So, if you find that you are spending hours upon hours trying to dry your clothing and you still find your garments damp at the conclusion of the cycle, try the troubleshooting steps that have been provided above to see if you are able to fix the problem on your own. However, if you find that your dryer is still having problems, then there may be deeper issues. Give The Appliance Guys a call on 1300 567 637, and one of our dryer repair professionals will be able to come out and diagnose your dryer so that you can go back to doing your laundry.

If your dryer is more than a decade old and you are considering acquiring a new dryer or comparing the pricing of new dryers against dryer repairs, you may visit our online appliance store for all the leading brand such as Westinghouse, Beko, Electrolux, Bosch, Euromaid and many more.


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