I have a magtag gas dryer with that heat sensor cycle. when we set dial control there it does not move. It just runs ands runs. Clothes tumble for hours before their dry. Yet if I set dial control to timed...
Hi Joy Ann,
The automatic cycle of your dryer depends on air circulating in, through and out of your dryer efficiently. If air isn't circulating properly, your timer will stall and run forever.
Timed Dry, on the other hand is independent. The timer only does what it's told to do... count down time.
So, yes. You do have a blockage in the vent to outside. When you said the "Vents are clean", I presume you mean the lint filter. That's good. It's always good to keep that clear. What I'm talking about is the four inch vent tube from the dryer to the wall. How close is the back of the dryer to the wall? If it's less than 4", the vent is crushed. Take a flashlight and look behind the dryer without moving it. See that flex hose back there connecting the dryer to the wall? If it is pinched, so is your air flow. Either pull the dryer out about 8" from the wall, or shorten the hose.
If all of that checks out OK, though.. (your flex line to the wall isn't pinched) that means that the vent in the wall is blocked somewhere. Trust me... I've seen all kinds of things block vents to the outside. Bird nests mainly, squirrel's, reptiles, rodents... they all love to build nests in the warm place <--that would be your dryer exhaust.
Recommendation: pull the dryer out at LEAST 8" from the wall and see if that helps. If not, your Home's internal dryer vent should be professionally cleaned (should be done once a year for 2 story Homes).
Bottom line is this... if your dryer is heating, it's trying to do its' job. The only reason it can't is because air isn't circulating properly.
Look into it, Joy Ann... Dryer fires are serious and they are caused by blocked ventilation.
Hope this helps,
Mar 25, 2009 |