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Frigedaire stackable takes forever to dry

Our laundry center is electric, with 110, not 220 - so I know it takes longer to dry than a 220 unit. Still, it takes forever. We have pulled it out and cleaned the vent line and hubby reached in as far as he could to clean up to the blower assembly. We removed the lint filter and cleaned a bunch of lint, coins, etc down as far as we could reach with tongs. There must be some way to clean the lint (and sand) from the interior of the machine, but hubby is hesitant to just start removing screws, as he doesn't want to drop the drum. So - can you help him figure out how to clean interior lint? He can't find a model number anywhere - there's a metallic looking plate on the front left exterior corner, but no discernible writing. Washer is top loading. This is in a vacation rental in Hawaii, so tenants don't really care if they are abusing the machine or not. There's a fair amount of sand that we got out, but I'm sure there's more. I am having the same problem with mine and I have cleaned the lint & vents as far up as I can. I had 1 set of queen size sheets in the dryer and it took over 2 hrs to dry them. Any suggestions?

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  • moon_k Jan 23, 2009

    I have talked to several people and they said because the dryer is getting heat that it is not the heating element. The same load of sheets would have taken 1 time to dry - this took over 2.5 hrs. I have to turn the dryer on 2 - 3x's per load just to get the clothes dry and they are not even hot they are just warm. I have cleaned out the vents going into the dryer and the vent going into the wall.


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Possibly needs a new thermostat.

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One way to tell if it has a heater element problem is to use an Amprobe to read how much current the dryer pulls when operating. If the amps are 2/3, 1/2, or 1/3 of what it's supposed to pull, then it's an element problem, and you need to fix that.

My only question is, how long would it take to dry that same load of sheets when the unit was new, and does the time now compare to the then?

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  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009

    I cannot find a wiring diagram, but it looks like from the parts list there is only 1 heating element, so I am going to be suspicious of the thermostat, IF the clothes are getting warm.

    If they are remaining cold, but drying just because they are being tumbled through unheated air, then I would be suspicious of the heating element or the associated over temperature sensor/fuse link/thermostat-temp control.


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