Question about Dryers
I have a Frig. Gallery GLEQ332CAS2 clothes dryer which has been taking 30-40 minutes longer to dry lately. The dryer is still getting hot as previous so I ruled out the element. I went outside to see if there was a blockage in the exhaust and found some lint on the gaurd but noticed that the insulated ball that normally rolls out of the way when exhausing was ratteling around as though there was insufficient airflow pushing it. I proceeded downstairs to the 4" exhaust line and discoverd one ball of lint before a 90. i cleaned that out and dusted the entire line from the dryer to the exhuast end. I turned the dryer back on to find that the insulating ball was still not able to roll out of the way entirely. I proceeded to move the ball out of the way with little to no pressure and cleaned the opening as much as possible as the lint was now blowing in my face with the dryer still running. i would like to know if it is common for there to be a blockage deep in the dryer as I had already removed the lint trap and its housing and stuck a vaccuum down into it, or could the blower be getting weak after almost 5 years?
I have seen the blower unit in those machines split where the impellor is fastened to the shaft. This causes the fan to not spin fast enough to move a lot of air.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Whirlpool GEW9200LQ0 Gas Dryer
Andeb, 90% of the time long dry times are caused by blocked vents. If you are sure that this is not the case there are a couple of things to check. First check the sensor; press the more time button and less time button 4 times until 88 shows in the display.(more time,less time, more time, less time). Open the door and you will hear a beep and a see a code. On the inside just below the vent screen is the moisture sensor. Moisten your finger and lay it across the sensor strips covering both. If you hear a beep, the sensor is good. Sometimes they build up with fabric softner and need to be sanded lightly. Another issue might be the burner coils. Remove the bottom panel and check to see that the burner is igniting and remaining lit. Sometimes these coils become week and will not sustain the flame. I will attach a diagram, look at number 13 and 14 on the picture. These are the coils. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Sep 18, 2006
Those are likely possibilities. Also check the wiring for disconnected or burned terminals especially in areas that get hot. The element comes out easily to visually check it for breaks. If that's OK I'd look at the safety thermostat.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
on which setting are you running it. If you are running this on the timed setting then its obviously a faulty timer. Sounds to me though that you are running it on its automatic cycle. If this is the case it could be a couple of things. Somewhere on ur beast there is a moisture sensor, this is what advances the timer and tells it to stop. This may be faulty or it could be that ur vents are indeed clogged which would trap the moisture in and result in the long dry times. The simplest way to go about this one would be to clear the air flow and see if the problem persists.( this means pulling out the dryer clearing all the vents, if using the flexible ones make sure they are not binding up while setting dyer in place. Also if there is a vent that runs through the wall as well you can clear this by removing exterior vent). good luck
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
A1 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle between 120 degrees and 170 degrees. Check that the drum seals to make sure the are not worn out.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Exhaust problems are the only thing that will cause this. Check to make sure the exhaust behind the dryer is going straight out without alot of bends. Also no exhaust should be over 20 ft to the outside. Ther is a tip on how to clear house exhaust in the tips section. Just type dryer to long to dry and should take you there.
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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