Dryer performance has changed. Why now?
Hoping an appliance repair person might give me their opinion on this. I have a Whirlpool electric dryer, about 23 years old. It's been a terrific dryer, never a problem. We've recently moved--and the performance of my dryer has gone significantly down hill. It was GREAT before we moved. Now it takes two full cycles on high to get the towels dry. First thing we did was fully clean the dryer vent run---it was VERY clogged. From the dryer, through the whole vent tube...took the whole thing apart and cleaned it. Yet, the performance still lags. The dryer venting run in the new home is significantly longer than in our previous home. Can this make a significant difference in how a dryer dries? I suppose it's possible that the dryer is failing, but it'd be an odd coincidence that it happened exactly when we moved. What do you think?? Do I need a new dryer or do you think the longer venting run is the culprit here? Any suggestions to improve drying? THANK YOU for sharing your opinions!!