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Showing code AF disconnected vent hose not blowing out of dryer.heats and tumbles no air flow out of rear vent?

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Guess the blower went kaput eh

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  • ray gallant Apr 11, 2015

    Perhaps open it up and take a looksee

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    Mike Conti Apr 11, 2015

    Thank you very helpfull

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Dryer Model LER3624JQ0 tumbles clothes, has heat, but clothes are hot and damp. Cleaned lint filter & took of vent in back (thought maybe clogged wall vent) but didn't help. Don't think much (if any)...


If your cloths are "hot and damp" you are not getting proper ventilation. Since you cleaned the vent trap let's try a few things to narrow down where this vent restriction is coming from.
  1. Let's pull that vent trap up and start the dryer. Place your hand a few inches in there. Can you feel a light suction of air? (flowing into the dryer)? We will get back to this shortly. Next -
  2. Take the vent hose off the back and turn the dryer on? At this time you should get lots of warm air blowing. If you do not have this and the vent trap did not have any noticeable air flow (into the dryer) then thus far you have a clog between the vent trap and the vent in the back of the dryer. Unplug the dryer and from the rear of the dryer remove the back panel. Should be just a few 5/16 nut with a possible flathead screwdriver indention on them. If you have to do this let's still check the pathway for ventilation to the outside and make sure one did not trigger the other. And if all ventilation to this point is good then -
  3. You have a clogged vent restriction between the duck and the path it takes to outside. For this a duct cleaning service will have to come out and take a high pressured air hose and blow that pathway clear. Now if you have a fairly high powered compressor and can locate the exit for the dryer vent then -
  4. Charge that compressor and put an air gun adapter on it and (wearing eye protection) blow the heck out of it. This will make a huge mess no matter who does it. Make sure it is a good size shop compressor and not one many people carry in their trunk for inflating flat tires (this one will not work) This is how the duct service will do it also.

Mar 20, 2011 | Dryers

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Getting hot but not drying. AF is the code that shows up


AF means air flow. Pull the mach. out to access the rear and disconnect the hose, turn it on to dry and feel at the outlet for air flow, if you have good flow check the hose out to the vent for blockage. If you do not have good air flow, the fan is ban.

Nov 11, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Why does dryer heat and tumble,but doesn't blow air


No air flow is due to a restriction due to lint build up. Pull the lint filter and look closely at it. Sometimes the filter gets a residue from dryer softener sheets that can cause lint to stick to the screen and block air flow. To remove wash it with a mild detergent and use a gentle brush on it.

If that is clear then the restriction is further inside the dryer or in the vent pipe between the dryer and wall or the pipe that goes from the wall to the outside. You may have to take off the vent hose and turn the dryer on to see if air blows out the back of the dryer for a few seconds. If air blows there then the problem is in the house venting and you need to have that cleaned.

May 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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AF Code flashes briefly; Clothes don't dry - vent clear


Remove the back of the dryer and chek the lint filter area from the lint catching filter to the exhaust tube. There is a blockage in airflow even though you feel the air at the exhaust there still insn't enough air flow to allow the proper drying of the clothes. This symptom that you gave clothes being hot but not dry the only cause for this is improper air flow

Dave

Mar 31, 2010 | Dryers

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I have a whirlpool cabrio dryer and it is showing AF on the display and it isn't drying. what could be the problem?


AF Error Code for the Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer is a Air Flow problem. Check your dryer vent and the outside exhast vent.

Jan 13, 2010 | Dryers

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Whirlpool WED5300VW0 dryer--gets hot, tumbles,


This definitely appears to be an air flow problem. Take off the vent and see if it is blowing any air. If air, lots of it, comes out the dryer, the vent is clogged and needs cleared out. If no, or very little air blows out the dryer, the blower wheel could be broken, or there is a serious clog. Check the lint filter and look inside where it goes for anything that might be restricting the air.

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Wed9200sq0 heats, tumbles but does not dry at any heat setting


You are correct. Pull the dryer out and disconnect your venting from the back of the dryer. Turn your dryer on and check to make sure your dryer is blowing air out of the dryer duct. If it is then leave your dryer out at least 2 ft from the wall and run a load of clothes through the dryer. If it dries your clothes normally then you have a venting restriction. Check to make sure your venting is clean, not kinked or smashed, make sure your outside vent is opening an doesn.t have something blocking it. Check your lint screen filter by running water through it. If water is not flowing through it, you have a build up of fabric softener on your screen, blocking air flow. Scrub your screen off and test again. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Dec 30, 2009 | Whirlpool WED9200SQ Electric Dryer

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AF flashing on our Whirpool Cabrio Dryer.


Hi Terry,

AF flashes if a restricted airflow condition exists. Check to make sure the lint screen is clean, the door seal is in place and the vent is not
obstructed.
I suspect it's the vent connecting the dryer to the wall or the vent pipe in the wall to the outside. Without moving your dryer, look behind it to see if the flex duct is crushed or pinched. If it is, it's pinching off your air flow, too. Pull the dryer out straighten or replace the hose (you can get vent hose at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware) then slide the dryer back being careful to keep it about 8" from the wall (8" is the recommended distance from the back of the dryer to the wall, btw).
If the flex vent is NOT pinched off, then you should call a chimney sweep to come out and clean the vent pipe that's in the wall.

*Note---> If you want to test this diagnosis to verify it, just disconnect the flex hose from the wall and run a load of clothes. The error code should not reappear.

SG

Mar 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super...

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Dryer is displaying AF


i got this from the other site.


The code AF indicates that the control senses a restricted air flow. To clear the code, press STOP once and the estimated time remaining countdown will return to the display. The AF code will continue to appear with each cycle until the low airflow condition is resolved.
Try the following troubleshooting to resolve the air flow problem:
  • Clean the lint screen.
  • Check at the outside of the home to make sure that the vent exhaust hood is not blocked.
  • Check the flexible vent connection behind your dryer. Make sure that it is not kinked or clogged.
  • You can disconnect the flexible vent and start a cycle with the dryer venting directly into your laundry room. If the AF code does not appear, this will verify an exhaust vent duct problem. Otherwise you may have a component failure.
  • Have your home dryer venting run cleaned professionally.

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Oct 04, 2008 | Kenmore 67082 Electric Dryer

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Error code AF displays when the dryer is on


AF stands for 'Air Flow'. The machine is warning you that the exhaust vent airflow is insufficient. Check the exhaust hose in the rear of the machine and make sure it it not crushed or kinked. The vent pipe should be the rigid metal type not flexible foil or flexible plastic. If everything in rear looks OK, check the outside vent hood for any blockages. If everything checks out, the exhaust system may need cleaning. Cleaning kits are available at most home improvement centers.

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