Question about Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Black carbon/soot on the door and lint filter of my dryer

All my whites were white when they left the washer but gray when they came out of the dryer. I noticed this black carbon-like covering on the dryer door and lint filter so I took a Magic scrubber and got it off. I can't figure out where it is coming from.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the same problem with a Maytag Performa gas dryer. My husband took our dryer apart and found that the burner tube which leads from the burner to the back of the dryer was full of soot (which was getting blown back into the dryer drum with the hot air.) We are cleaning it out now but would like to know how to prevent this from recurring in the future.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Rollers Your dryer may use rollers, or wheels, to support the rear of the clothes drum. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rollers wear out, you need to replace the whole set.

Rear seal Your dryer may have a felt-like seal at the rear of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, clothes can get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rear seal wears out, you need to replace it.

Front glides Your dryer probably uses nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the glides wear out, you need to replace them as a set.

Front seal Many dryers have a felt-like seal at the front of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, the clothes in the dryer may get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the seal wears out, you need to replace it.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I own a Bosch Nexxt Series Electric Dryer, the clothes come out with a petrolium smell, grease or something. I have cleaned the trap, duct work, bearing shield to no avial. It is not the washer, the


Instructions

Dryer Does Not Turn On
1

Ensure that the dryer's power supply cord is firmly plugged into an electrical outlet.
2

Inspect the structure's fuse box for a tripped fuse. Each fuse is assigned a single "On/Off" switch. If any fuse switch is in the "Off" position, flip that switch to the "On" position. If the problem persists, contact a professional electrician.

3

Press the "Start/Stop" button on the left side of the dryer's control panel.
4

Close the dryer door firmly so that the door clicks into place. The dryer will not operate if the door is not shut.
Lint Filter
5

Clean the lint filter. Twist the program selector knob on the control panel to the "Off" position, then open the dryer door. Pull the lint filter out of the dryer. The lint filter is located at the front of the dryer's tumbler, and is inserted vertically into the dryer. Gently stroke your hand over the filter to clear the lint, then reinsert the filter and close the door.
6

Turn the dryer off and allow at least 30 minutes for the dryer to cool, as excessive heat can cause a drying program malfunction.
7

Increase the ventilation of the room the dryer is located in, such as by opening a door or window. Excessive heat will cause the dryer to automatically turn off until it cools as a safety measure. Increasing the ventilation will help keep the dryer cool.
Clothing Not Fully Dry
8

Clean the moisture sensor. Open the dryer door to access the moisture sensor. The black-colored sensor consists of two bars, and is located at the front of the dryer's tumbler, to the left of the lint filter. The sensor should be cleaned with a clean cloth and white vinegar once per month.
9

Clean the lint filter. Twist the program selector knob on the control panel to the "Off" position, then open the dryer door. Pull out the lint filter. The lint filter is located at the front of the dryer's tumbler, and is inserted vertically into the dryer. Gently stroke your hand over the filter to clear the lint, then insert the filter back into the dryer and close the door.
10

Spin the laundry at a higher spin speed in the washing machine before placing the laundry into the dryer to reduce the moisture content.
11

Turn the dryer off and allow at least 30 minutes to pass for the dryer to cool, as excessive heat can cause a drying program malfunction.

Jan 09, 2013 | Bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 Electric Dryer

Tip

How to fix your dryer if it does nothing


kenmore, whirlpool, roper,estate,kitchaid,inglis,most of the time if your dryer does nothing you have a bad door switch or blown main fuse,to replace the door switch remove the 2 lint filter screws(top lint filter)pull the top toward you and up,remove 2 screws on old door switch,install new one,to check for a blown fuse remove the back look down to your left and you will see a small white fuse,that is the main fuse-mike

on Feb 11, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

We have a 700 Series Kenmore MOD 110.77751600 SER MU2303422 TYPE: DDOT-NAT-1206006-CV20 King Size Quiet PAK II. There is intermittent spots of soot on our white and light colored clothing. We have narrowed...


This is from not enough HOT loads.

Fatty deposits gather between the basket and tub during COLD washes.

Then they are being released in large numbers when you do your whites on HOT.

It is recommended to do 1 HOT load per week.

Do an empty load with some degreaser added (like Goo-Gone) on the fullest/hottest setting you have.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question



Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Sep 05, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Black soot causing whites to be gray


I too have the same problem with my Admiral dryer. Have come to the conclusion that the soot is making all my clothes greyer, but just noticed it with my whites. Took apart my dryer today and first of all found that the outlet below the lint vent was plugged. There is no soot on the outside of the drum or the dryer housing...however there is soot within the metal tube that surrounds the gas burner. Seems the gas is not being burned properly or the plugged lint trap was not letting the burned gases escape??? Laura

Jul 17, 2010 | Maytag PYG2300A Gas Dryer

2 Answers

The dryer is getting a black soot buidup in dryer that is turning white clothes gray


There are a few things to check here..

Note that from what your describing you dryer should be running hotter than normal also and the burner most likely is being shut off by the high limit thermostat vs the cycle thermostat.

1. Seening soot of any form is a sign that there is an incomplete combustion of the gas. This usually is caused by an air blockage or restriction. Check the following places:

a. The lint filter and the entire area where the lint filter fits.

b. The dryer vent to the wall can be kinked or blocked.

c. The outside flapper vent can have a build up of lint in it that needs cleared.

I think you will find a blockage some where. Just make sure not to use anything sharp when cleaning it out. And a Vacuum crevice tool works great.

If none of the above work repost here and we can go from there.

Dec 29, 2009 | Maytag PYG2300A Gas Dryer

1 Answer

I need a part number for the lint screen fora 9200l series dryer i lost the manual please help


Hello there:
Whirlpool recommends
8557884 Whirlpool Kenmore Lint Filter (screen)
This Genuine Whirlpool dryer lint filter is used on Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid and Roper dryers.
Special Note ***** Does your filter have a black spacer below the handle?.
************ If so you may need the Whirlpool Dryer Filter 8557857
The 8557884 Whirlpool Kenmore Lint Filter (lint catcher) is about 17 and 1/2 inches long and has a white handle
Hope this is helpful for you
best regards Michael

Nov 30, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Black carbon/soot on the door and lint filter of my dryer


Soot would mean lint is circulating around in your machine, and getting to the combustion area. Take the machine all apart and clean it thoroughly, including taking the cover off the fan and cleaning it too. A dirty fan will slow down the whole works. Check with your hardware store for a chimney-sweep's brush. I once bought one that could be tied to ropes and pulled up and down a flue. If they have a brush the right size, you could do that and really clean your dryer vent.

May 12, 2009 | Crosley CDG6000 Gas Dryer

6 Answers

Black soot in dryer


There are several possible causes: a)  exhaust vent is restricted forcing the lint to enter the dryer shell and overheat and/or be picked up by the blower -- you seem to have inspected this b)  check the hot gas inlet to the drum.. on some dryers, lint buildup can occur in tight spots and it will overheat and char c)  ducting is not intact or leaks allowing lint to leak into the dryer shell -- this will occur over time, and all dryers should be taken apart and cleaned out on a regular basis... also, all ducting should be inspected and sealed as needed d)  verify that the inlet vents to the dryer shell are not blocked and allow adequate air flow to the burner assembly -- natural gas normally won't smoke due to incomplete combustion, but..  likewise, verify the room has adequate ventilation particularly if the utility room or closet is very small,  e)  check the drum drive belt, as it gets old, it will release dust and minute pieces which will be picked up by the blower -- replace if needed... f)  verify that the seals on the drum are still good -- replace as needed g)  as 'washer-tech' advised, do a thorough cleaning and inspection... put it back together with all ducting tight and free flowing

Jun 28, 2007 | Whirlpool GGW9200L Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Soot in dryer


sounds like you migt have had a flash fire in the vent line. you need to open the dryer and clean out the vent line

Dec 13, 2006 | Crosley CDG6000 Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer Logo

535 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3069 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...