Dryer heats ok, but doesn't dry clothes! Little or no lint on lint screen. Dryer vent clear from dryer to roof top. Get moisture & lint on door after a drying cycle, but clothes not dry! Have to run dryer 2-3 times before clothes get dry (running up my electric bill like crazy)...Since it heats, I suspect my Thermal fuse is ok....How about the "Humidity" fuse?
What say you.
Las Cruces, NM
p.s. Req an answer asap....
ANSWER Hi Carl. It sounds like you done your checks mostly. The old saying is that with moisture on the door, and all your explanations lead to a definite restriction. If everything is clear then you need to check when the unit is pushed back into place. You know, in the "natural" position. General rule of thumb is that you do not need any more length of vent behind the dryer that is required to have when you pull it out one length. If you get another person to use a broom handle end and gently curve the metal flex-duct as the other person pushes the unit back. So now it is not kinked. When there is a kink or a restriction, then the heat and moisture will not be released to the outer atmosphere. Then it gets held back. The internal components prematurely fail. The heating element is now white hot instead of red hot. Expanding the heater coils and shorting them out or as they expand and contract, they eventually break. Thermal cut out fuses open as a safety issue. Over and over until the vent issue is corrected. Plastic vents w/sags, lint back up causes upwards of 20,000 house fires a year. Is the lint tray housing clean ? Is the blower wheel turning up to speed ? Do you hear any rattling ? Blower wheel part # 694089. The digital volt/ohm meter is part # WB27T10549. Make sure the terminal block wires are tight. Are you getting 240 vac from the house breaker? You need to make sure you have 120 vac between the center post (neutral) and the outer 2- legs respectively (each). Linteater kit part # TJRLE202. Crevice wand part # 8171579A. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, February 23, 2012