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Drying Issue (help!)

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At the highest setting and @ the longest dry time, my clothes are still damp (not dewy). I was wondering what advice you could offer to improve the drying efficiency of the machine. I was told something that impeller might need to be cleaned inside the machine. I know a machinist who can help me. Do you know where the impeller is located?

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Andre

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It's lint stuck in the dryer that drastically lowers the efficiency.
From another site I found the solution:
 
1. UNPLUG UNIT
2, remove 4 screws top back edge of top panel and lift off panel.
3. blower will be toward the right rear of unit. To save a hassle later, take a sharp object and scrib an index mark across where the blower meets the plenum, it will help you line it up later.
4. there are four 7mm bolt-head screws holding the blower and blower motor onto the heater plenum. One of the screw is almost impossible to see, but there are 4. I used a "flex-shaft" socket to get them out. This can be a real PITA.
5. carefully lift blower motor out of plenum. You will probably need to shove the whole tub unit to the left to get clearence. IF YOU OPT TO DISCONNECT THE BLOWER WIRES MAKE A DIAGRAM OF WHERE THEY CONNECT!!
6. I usually use a thin knife to scrape each of the vanes on the blower. Then vac everything out and use your hand to check for smutz in the plenum.
7. THE FAN ONLY FITS ONE WAY ON THE PLENUM. be sure to test fit to see if all the holes line up.
8. When motor is back in place, spin the little cooling fan on top of motor to make sure it's not binding. I usually test the unit by plugging it in and starting dryer to make see it runs.
9. Put top of unit back in place.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

  • oskarakaev Nov 24, 2008

    on another post on this site snwbrdr writes:

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    go to http://www.appliancedesk.com/appliancede...
    on page 17-18 it shows how to identify the impeller. remove the impeller, clean out the lint and return the impeller to its place. that should solve your problem. the impeller it tricky to remove, particularly the screws but once cleaned the dryer will work like new. you may find you need to clean the impeller out every yr or maybe more to keep it drying well.

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