This is a fairly new dryer. I bought it used several months ago and it
worked fine for awhile but now has some problems.
Here are the symptoms.
on any non-timed setting it does not shut off. The knob never moves.
on timed settings, the knob moves and it shuts off like it is supposed
It also doesn't seem to be heating to well. Towels need to run
through several times(90 minute cycles on cotton)
What do these symptoms seem to indicate?
I really appreciate any help anyone can give me with this.
Don't know about the timer, but long cycles could be caused by low
voltage. Check your line voltage with an AC Voltmeter. It should be
Some apartments and other multi unit dwellings (in North America) are
wired for 208 V.
Also, poor venting could cause the long cycle time. Do you have an
outdoor vent? Is it clogged full of dust?
That is part of a full model#.
Some model# helps.
Q - Dryer takes too long to dry or multiple times to dry a load
A1- Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the
dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the
back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries
better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a
blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower
wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything
stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the
back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint
filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted
to ground ( http://www.applianceaid.com/grounded.html ). Check the
exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer (
can be used for this. It should cycle approx between 120 degrees and
150 degrees. Check that the drum seals are not worn out.
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