I have a gas dryer that's heating up initially and at some point stops generating heat. I looked inside the unit and found a thick blanket of lint and all sorts of objects (coins, paper clips, rubber bands etc) scattered about the floor of the unit and the motor and the burnt gas exhaust vent. I looked at the rear seal and it looks in bad shape, but I wonder could it explain how all that lint escaped into the interior of the unit including the random objects? Good thing it was found since some of it was starting to char away.
Answer Jaime, Yes the worn seals will allow small articles to fall through and accumulate inside the dryer cabinet. You also want to check and make sure the exhaust vent is properly secured to the exhaust pipe on the back of the dryer. Both of these situations can and will recirculate the lint back into the inside of the dryer. You'll need to vacuum all the lint out off the inside of the dryer and any that may be under or around the machines and replace the drum seal. Your heating issue is most likely due to a weak set of gas valve coils 279834. They will operate for the first 10 or 15 minutes, then they fail and won't lift the valve plunger to release the gas for ignition and heat.
I installed a new rear drum seal. How can I tell if its installed properly?
Answer Hello George. Reinstall the drum and then check and make sure the seal is seated properly. If so, it is good.
The drum seems loose and rattles and makes alot of noise.
Answer Hello Jerry. You will need to check the rollers 349241T in the dryer, and check the front support bearings 279441. If they are bad they will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
How do I install the rear drum seal?
Answer Hello Robert! To replace this part, remove the top panel of your dryer and your drum. Remove the old seal and any excess glue that may have transferred to the drum. Glue the new seal on in the place of the old one on the rear bulkhead. Allow the glue to set for about a half hour and replace the drum and the top of the dryer. If you need more assistance with the install, you can go to the repair forum on our website and the techs there can provide additional help. I hope this helps!