Hi, machine washes clothes fine but dryer can run for hours without drying them. When door is opened while drying, there is excessive heat and excessive steam i.e. no condensing occurs.
Noticed that there is not the trickle of water at the drain that I would normally expect to see during drying cycle, but cold water is certainly entering machine during washing cycles and pump is working fine.
Any advice appreciated.
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Re: Dryer heats but no condensing of steam
The cold water feeds for condenser cooling and for wash cycle drum fill are controlled by separate solenoid valves (manifolded together at the cold water inlet hose union).
When the solenoid on my condenser coolant valve failed a couple of years back, I got symptoms like yours. A new pair of valves isn't expensive to buy and is a trivial job to fit.
If this is what has been happening, suggest you also inspect the insides of your dryer fan and of the pump - neither of mine took really kindly to having been cooked for hours on end.
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Check your settings on your dryer. See if it's on a longer duration of time to dry. Dryers have different wording depending upon the make and model. If you're trying to dry smaller loads the heat settings s
does not have to be set for very long. Heavier, loads with thicker clothing will need to dry a little longer. When you take the clothes out of the washing machine, do you shake the clothes before putting them in the dryer? And do you use dryer sheets? Believe it or not, they're not only used to help make your clothe's smell fresh but they also help elevate static and a few wrinkles.
Don't have your model so I couldn't bring up the schematic some will run with an open thermal fuse I suspect thermal fuse which is non resettable I've only run across a bad thermistor once based on the age check the exhaust exiting the house and at the dryer this a safety fuse designed to open due to excessive heat if the dryer cannot breath restricted exhaust.
Most all dryers, including combo washer/dryers, have an electric wire coil for a heating element. I suspect yours has given up ( they usually break in two, stopping the electrical flow). You should need to have the element replaced. Going to need to take the whole machine apart to fix this. Be blessed.
You may have a blocked vent. Remove the connecting vent from the rear of the dryer. Run a load of laundry. Use timed dry at 50 minutes if possible. If it dries correctly clean and repair the exhaust vent.
washer dryer and dryer ony machines differ in a huge way. the big diff. is the drums on each are completly different sizes. the conventional dryer has the bigger, giving better air flow and tumble to clothes. the w/d has a smaller drum thus less air flow and less tumble between clothes. the best way to see this effect is remove half the clothes after a wash and then select a drying cycle. u will see that by giving the clothes more room to tumble free of each other rather than tumbling in a large ball will dry them. washer dryers are really only a marketing tool.
(ex main brand engineer)