Question about Dryers
My dryer doesn't seem to be doing it's good job in drying. It takes 3-4 full timed cycles to completely dry one load. I am handy with a set of tools. What would you suggest?
Since you do have some drying hapening, it is probably a lack of total heat.
Most all dryers have 2 heating elements. One for low heat and both for hi heat. Sounds like you lost one of the elements.
On electric dryers, look for:
1. Safety device has tripped and not reset or has malfunctioned.
2. An element has burnt out. Or a wire to the element has fell off or burnt off due to loose connection.
3. Exhaust system is clogged or restricted, causing safety to active. This stops the heating process. (Don't forget the internals of the unit being clogged too.)
4. Not getting full power to the unit. Reset breaker and verify that full power is to the unit.
(Usually somewhere between 208 to 240 volts, depending on where you are at and the manufacturer of the machine.)
5. Timer has malfunctioned and needs replacement. This does effect power to the elements.
Check these out and let me know how you come out.
Please keep in mind that there is the possibility that a new unit may be cheaper than repairing the one you have. New units have warnanties too.
Choose wisely grasshopper. And Good Luck on your getting it going.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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