I have a 7005 asko dryer and it is not drying clothes. It heats and tumbles for hours but the clothes never dry. I have cleaned the filter. Any ideas?
Sorry you have had to wait so long for an answer or possible solution. Hopefully it's not too late.
There are two things to look for on an Asko dryer that is heating & tumbling but not drying ( since you've indicated the lint screen has been cleaned )
1) a clogged vent...however this doesn't seem likely since you have heat & a poor vent usually trips the manual hi-limit reset on the heater housing in back.
2) a loose or broken exhaust blower wheel...this IS most likely and I've come across quite a few. The squirrel cage type blower has a "D" shaped shaft which fits to the shaft of the motor and is held there via a single nut. Over time or use, the blower will stripe the "D" shape shaft which enables it to not move the exhaust sufficiently, hence the items do not dry properly or as they once did. You can chrck this by pulling the access panel off followed by the plastic covering ( exhaust housing covers ) to expose the blower wheel. If it spins freely and independant of the motor, you'll need to tighten it or, more likely need to replace it.
Hope this was helpful in solving your problem. Thanks for coming to "fixya" and let me know if I can assist you further.
Mar 29, 2010 |