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Scanner Tips 1" Do's "

• Always unplug your scanner before cleaning it.
• Place your scanner away from heating vents or windows, or other locations where moisture might affect its functioning.
• Always keep the scanner on a level surface so that it has a good grip, otherwise the mechanism carrying the CCD and fluorescent lamp may get damaged over time.

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My daughters Maytag Atlantis electric dryer model# MDE7400AY has just warm heat, taking an hour to damp dry towels, and there is NO lint in trap. Checked to make sure exhaust pipe is not clogged, and found moisture in pipe, even after not using the dryer for 2 days. Any help would be appreciated!

cleaning the vent is always a good thing, But check the outside vent cover, some of them have a flap inside that sometimes get clogged with lint especially if damp, The only way for moisture to leave a dryer is to have a clear shot for the heat to escape , thats all done through the vent, if it has moisture in it, something is blocking its escape

Jul 13, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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Dryer is taking too long to dry

Dryer needs to be cleaned. Unplug, take off back and vacuum all lint out of dryer, also take off vent and vacuum inside of vent area. Then clean dryer vent from inside of house to where it exits. Make sure all lint removed. Lint holds moisture and causes dryer not to be able to release steam caused by heating wet clothes, thus clothes don't dry.

Jun 09, 2010 | Kenmore 66972 Dryer

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Dryer won't heat up and it won't shut off automatically

The dryer timer advances when the temperature sensor hits a preset level (or the moisture sensor detects the clothes are dry if your unit is so equipped). If your dryer is not heating up - it is normal for the timer not to advance. Check the easiest things first - assuming this is an electric dryer, make sure that both sides to the circuit breaker are not tripped. Electric dryers use 220 volts for heating, but only utilize one pole of this (110 volts) to run the motor. A dryer can "run" without heating if one pole of the 220 volt circuit is blown. Next, check your heating element. A visual inspection is easiest, but you can check with an ohmmeter (make sure the unit is unplugged). If the element is good, I would next check the limit thermostat (you could temporarily bypass as a test - but DO NOT run it that way as this is a crucial safety feature). Another culprit is the centrifugal switch on the motor. This switch only allows power to the element if the motor is running - but if the switch goes bad - no heat. Always - always -always - make sure your vents are clean and flowing freely - a restricted vent is a fire hazard and leads to overheating which is likely what caused the components to fail in the first place....

If none of these are out - write back and I will try to give you more ideas...

Jul 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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dryer gets hot and spins won't dry cloths

clean exhaust vent ASAP it could start a fire if the heat has nowhere to go out the moisture stays inside and your heat element will cycle on and off on a high temp limit swich

Apr 01, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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