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Fisher Paykel degx1 electric clothes dryer

Wow, what a piece of junk! Had a repair person out yesterday, didn't even take out a screwdriver, just hooked his computer up to my dryer and told me I would need a new heating element--- $75 for yesterday's call and $300. for parts and labor when he returns, what a joke, 3 years of service for a $800. machine. Here's the problem, If I push the reset button the dryer works, I have cleaned out all the lint, any and everywhere, these dryers get lint in every nook and cranny! The dryer heats up, but then somewhere along the way gets about 1/2 way through the cycle and shuts off?
I think the thermosat is not regulating properly~ I refuse to call another service man out, where can I get parts myself? Oh by the way, I called a Paykel recommended service agent out, he finally agreed, I should get a new dryer, and this time~ not a Fisher Paykel. Now there's some advice from someone who works on them!!!!

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  • ktyler44 Nov 12, 2008

    I have had the same problem for awhile now. I recently talked to an appliance store manager who is familiar with the problem, and he said it is a known problem. He suggested calling Fisher & Paykel because they have developed a kit to fix this problem. I did that, but since I can't provide documentation that I have had my dryer serviced before, they won't help me. The store where I bought my dryer has since gone out of business and they would have had any and all documentation of the service. I'll never buy Fisher & Paykel again.










  • James Harris Dec 07, 2008

    We have had our Fisher Paykel DEGX1 for 3 years and it has worked fine until today. Now it is making a weird screaching noise as if a bearing is bad. Is there anything I can do rather than pay a technician $400?

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    My dryer turned itself on and got really hot. What can I check?

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Thermostats, the dryer temperature control switches, are controlled by the temperature inside the dryer or by the heat of the motor. One or more thermostats on the panel can be adjusted to control the temperature in the dryer. Operating thermostats sometimes stick, causing control problems. These thermostats are usually positioned near the exhaust duct bulkhead or the fan housing of the dryer. Remove the back panel of the dryer to get at them. 

Before you make any checks, try tapping the housing of the thermostats lightly with the handle of a screwdriver. This may jar the contacts loose. Temperature control switches are located behind the dryer control panel, and the panel must be removed for switch testing or replacement. Here's how to test and replace the thermostat:

Step 1: To check the control panel thermostat, make sure power is off to the dryer. Test the thermostat with a VOM set to the RX1 scale. Clip one probe of the VOM to each thermostat terminal. If the meter reads zero, the thermostat is working. If the needle jumps to a high reading, the thermostat is faulty and should be replaced.
Step 2:
 If necessary, replace the thermostat with a new one of the same type. Connect the new thermostat the same way the old one was connected.

Step 3: To check an operating thermostat, first make absolutely certain that the power to the dryer has been turned off and the dryer is cool. Then disconnect the leads to one side of the thermostat. Test an operating thermostat with a VOM set to the RX1 scale; clip one probe to each terminal of the thermostat. Disconnect the leads to one side of the thermostat so that the meter won't give a false reading. If the meter reads zero, the thermostat is working. If the needle jumps to a high reading, the thermostat is faulty and should be replaced.

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