The problem happened after an indoor flap to the outside was installed backwards, preventing the air to vent out.
One cycle was done like this. After cycle was done, clothes were still very wet. I fixed the flap so that it lets the air vent outside properly.
We then started the dryer once again and the dryer ran for about 10 minutes and then stopped on its own.
Now, when we turn it on, the heating element heats up, but nothing else seems to be working. The temperatur is set to Regular for the above. I've tried on the temperatur setting for Air Fluff and Low setting, and same result, except for Air Fluff, I don't hear a click that I hear for the Regular setting.
Also, when element heats up, a distinct burning smell can be detected (the kind of smell when an electric heater has not been turned on for a long time and dust has accumulated on the elements).
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Re: Crosley CDE6500AZW heating, but drum not rolling
OK Here is what I think happened. I have heard of this before. You melted a wheel and that broke the belt. This is a simple dryer to repair and parts are not that much. Well worth fixing. Start by popping the top remove the front then get the drum out and inspect the damage.
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Since you say it happened gradually seems like it's not the heating element. If that's functioning properly you should see the orange glow inside the dryer when running. If your dryer does not have a glass door you can keep the dryer running by holding the button in. Look on the door, at some point you should see something that makes contact and pushes a switch on the frame. You can trick it by manually closing the switch. Be careful. I would suspect the trouble is a clogged lint exhaust. Over time this will fill with lint preventing the moist air to escape. This is how the dryer works. The hot wet air in the drum needs to vent outside to dry the clothes. When this becomes clogged you have nowhere for the moisture to go. So it stays in the drum and runs and runs without drying clothes. Also make sure you clean out the lint trap after each use. Clean the entire vent path. Also make sure you are venting outside. If not, you are just recirculating wet moist air back into the dryer. When working properly, you should feel a good flow of warm wet air at the outside vent. If not there is still a clog. Good luck.
It might be a dead animal in the dryer duct that vents the hot air outside. Sparrows are notorious for building nest in dryer and air ducts that are elevated several feet off the ground. Don't know how the smart little birds figured it out, but they are able to lift the outside flap and get inside. If your outside vent is located several feet up I would check for a nest. If it is close to the ground, then it might be a 4 legged critter that crawled inside and died. It is impossible to see into the vent, so take a cell phone with a camera and flash, or a small digital camera and slide it under the flap / damper to take a few pictures of the inside of the duct. If you do happen to have something in the duct, and it runs for some distance inside the wall, then it might take a company like Servpro to come out and clean the duct out.
Water in the drum anytime after drying a load of clothes is not normal.
Was the load prior to you having found the condensation fully dried? If not, check for lint in the vent system and make sure that air is coming out of the vent (the flap or louvers on the vent cap should open fully on a short vent line). Even so, this would not account for a small amount of standing water in the drum.
The first thing that came to mind was outside air being drawn in through the vent. If you have air conditioning and a well-sealed house, the warm, moist air hitting the cool drum (in a relatively dry atmosphere) may cause condensation. Check the outside vent to ensure that the vent cap flap (or louvers) is (are) closing all the way. Convection or air flow from the basement to a vent fan in an upper level might cause this.
remove the vent tube and start the dryer, you should feel hot air, most of the time it is a restriction in the vent tube, sometimes below the lint trap gets clogged too. If no hot air is coming out or very little then you will need to disassemble the unit, here is a website in case you need to take apart the dryer, Tim:
You have a bad drum bearing. When it heats up the sound goes away slightly. When the drum bearing goes bad it tilts the drum in the front and it is rubbing on the metal front. Check the seal in the front. You could use lub spray but that is only preventing the inedible-replacement. Good luck.
Check all exposed screws, and make sure they are tight. Loose cabinet screws may cause a squeak.
Check for foreign objects in the drum. (Coins, buttons and zippers will make a rattling sound as they roll around in the drum)
May be loose drum slides can cause a metal scraping noise as the drum rotates. For that you'll need to contact Crosley Service Center.
Good luck and have a nice day
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dryer vent hose is pluged or pinched against wall remove from back of drier and check hose also check outside vent it should have a flap make sure flap opens also make sure there is not a screen in outside vent sometimes roofers get them mixed up with bathvents
normally condensation on the inside of a dryer is due to a pinched or plugged vent hose i have had this happen also when the dryer vent is very short and goes outside where the temperater outside is cold and moisture will condense on inside of dryer
if you live in a colder location there is a vent system
that you can install that will allow you to keep heat inside not reccomended for gas dryer the vent cap on the outside could also be missing the flap that stop air from going back into dryer hope one of these suggestions i a solution to your problem
Before you replace the heating element, check the thermal fuse. All heaters have safety thermal fuse. This opens in case the thermostat fails. This is normally attached on or near the heating element, looks like diode. (When replacing, do not solder ! this will damage the fuse)