My felt seal fell off my drum about a week ago and now it takes twice along for my clothes to dry. Is the missing seal causing this or is there somthing else wrong like the heating element going bad?
Answer Hello Steve,
Without the felt seal, the heat, lint, and moisture is all blown back into the cabinet where the unit normally draws in the intake air. This is basically recirculating the moisture and I am surprized that the unit is drying the clothes this quickly. The seal is almost as important as the duct that carries the heat, linty, and moisture outside. Needless to say, you need to replace the seal.
How do you install this felt seal assembly? I need pictures of where it goes on the door, as the one on the dryer completely fell off today!
Answer Hello Scott. This piece is installed by removing the top of the dryer and pulling out the drum. Once the drum is removed you should be able to see where the seal fits between it and the bulkhead. Most dryers have tabs that will hold the seal in. Replace the drum and the top of the dryer and you should be all set. I hope this info helps.