Can you post the recipe you used?
It may be that there was not enough sugar added but we need to see which type of meringue you made.
I cook mine for 1 1/2 hrs or so then leave in the turned off oven to dry out.
And yes, they should feel dry and crisp at the time you turn oven off.
Some people have attempted baked meringues with a Swiss mix and that does not work!!