2nd post Dryer vent clear and blower good but ...model # included
Kenmore Model 96566200/65662
The vent is clear and the blower works fine but it takes two hour or more to dry a load of towels. I put an ammeter on it and the heater runs about 45 seconds and then is off for about 45 secs. I did not think to check for power at the T-stats to see if I could tell which one was cutting off. Is the run/ off time normal?
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Try it with out connecting to your vent and see if it still trips,other wise your vent is still clogged. Also should be good air pushing out the disconnected vent, if not maybe blower wheel clogged. Another thing is how hot is it getting.Maybe the operating thermostat is getting to hot and never stopping the heat when its supposed to.
The most common problem for a dryer to take more than one cycle to dry is restricted air flow.
1.when the dryer is running go outside and find where the venting is located, there should be a good amount of air flow. 2.
if the air flow is not good look at the ducting coming from the back of
the dryer and make sure it is not kinked or pushed back to far. there is usually lint build up some where along the ducting or at the end of the duct where it vents to the outside. 3.
if you have access to a leaf blower,this can be used to help clear any
lint build up inside the duct from the dryer to the outside venting.
move your dryer out and take the leaf blower tube and stick it in the hole and turn it on.
the vented louvers need to be removed from the ouside of the house to
allow the lint and things in the duct work to be blown out.
There's a thermal fuse located on the blower housing that blows when the vents and ducts are clogged or when the thermistor, also on the blower housing, fails. This thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor and if blown, power to the motor is terminated causing it no to run. The motor activates the heating circuit through the motor centrifugal switch only when the motor runs. No dryer function works then when the motor cannot run.
Access then bypass the thermal fuse and if the dryer runs, the thermal fuse is indeed blown. Make sure the vents and ducts are clear then replace the thermal fuse including the thermistor to address the problem. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse blown due to fire hazards. Click on the link below for the detailed troubleshooting procedures.
Your AF error code is most likely an "Air-Flow error. Long drying times are ALWAYS cvaused by poor air-flow in a dryer.
Since you did not include a "Make and Model number" this reponse is generic. The causes are many. 1. Go outside and check the thru the wall dryer duct flapper. Make sure it is free of lint. 2. Pull the lint filter and wash it with vinegar. The water then soap and water with a very good fresh water rinse. 3. Inspect the area where the lint filter is installed for any signs of lint build up. Use a crevice tool and a stretched out and folded in half wire coat hanger (Looped) to reach deep onto the lint build up areas so you can remove the lint with a crevice tool and Vacuum. 4. Remove the vent duct from the back of the dryer and check the air-flow. The air-flow should push a relaxed hand / wrist gently away from the dryer vent hole with the dryer on. If you do not get this kind of aor flow you will need to ensure all of the lint has been removed from the internal dryer ducting. If your sure the ducting is clear and you stil have poor air-flow then most likely the blower wheel has failed, Most of the time the center hub will crack and the blower wheel will not turn at full speed. Other times a fan blade breaks and blocks the ducting. 5. Use a flash light and look into the vent duct hole on the back of the dryer. Check for a restricted duct. Clean as necessary. The above are the most common reasons for higher electric bills and long drying times. Have a 2nd person look for lint after your done cleaning! The more eyes the better.
Typically when the drying times are long there is a venting issue. Check that the vent is clear. If this is clear the blower wheel is know to slip on the shaft sometimes on this model. It would be making a strange sound if this was happening.
you need to clean out the dryer.the thermal fuse is a safety switch so you don't have a fire when the dryer is running to hot.blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,unplug the dryer and make sure the outside vent is clear.next you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,do this once a year,your clothes will dry on time,no fires and you'll save on parts.let me know how you make out
get a meter,unplug the dryer and read out the fuse,pull one of the wires off when you read it out,also when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?if it's the fuse usually the air isn't moving very well,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is and clean out the vent line and make sure the outside vent is clear,if it's a long run from the back of dryer to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,make sure you have 240 coming in at the back of dryer,you could have a blown fuse,if the thermal fuse is good,check the thermostats on the heater box and read out the heater,good luck,if i can help with anything else let me know
kenmore 97281800 drum turns good ,all vents are clear,only blows
very little.take the cover off blower compartment blows a lot.only warms the cloths. runs very well just does not dry. WHY does the blower not blow very much when its all together? is that the reason the heat cycles mostly off? three hours to dry a well wrung out load