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I'm not sure of the exact model No., but it's a Kenmore 90 series dryer that we purchased 5 years ago. It just doesn't dry well anymore. I've cleaned out the lint trap, the exhaust pipe, and even reached inside the unit itself (behind the lint trap and exhaust tube), to try to pull out any lint/clogs, but it still won't work well - takes way too long to dry and it's ruining clothes. Do these dryers just go bad in this way (I can't see how) or is there another solution/fix that I'm missing?

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  • cpagano1 Oct 02, 2009

    It's not the vent hose or vent on the outside wall.



    how do I access the blower wheel?



    THe intake baffle is clear on the outside, but is this something that I should take off to check the otehr side? If so, how do I do that?



    I did check the lint shute before, and that was clean as far in as I could reach.

  • cpagano1 Oct 02, 2009

    my lint screen is on the front, inside the door when I open it. Does that change things? thanks,

  • cpagano1 Oct 03, 2009

    I removed the lint scree via screws inside the drum. There is a front access panel on bottom front of dryer that I opened, exposing the blower wheel. I removed the cover plate from blower wheel. There was very little lint (more like just dust) in teh chute going from the drum to the blower wheel - the blower wheel was clean and spun freely as I turned it, which also spun the drum. I also removed the vent again and even shortened the vent hose. I can see and hear that air is going out the hose, and the dryer gets hot inside, but i don't know that it's any different. Is there an air intake that could be clogged up somewhere, or do these units just draw air up from underneath the unit?

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Hi,

Even though you tried some solution, please try again with these instruction..

SOLUTION 1:

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.

SOLUTION 2:

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 or 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 160 degrees.
Check that the drum seals are not worn out.

Please leave me comments, if you need further assistance
RNJ VINODKUMAR

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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  • Vinod Kumar
    Vinod Kumar Oct 02, 2009



    And i want to inspect the Vent that disposes all the water out.



    To check blower wheel:



    Remove power to the dryer.

    Remove lint screen, and then the two screws that are now exposed.

    Pull dryer out and remove all the screws to take the back panel off.

    On the left is the vent the lint screen goues into remove the four screws that surround the bottom of this vent.

    Pull it towards You and move it to the right

    Inspect blower wheel.





    Please leave me comments, if you need further assistance
    RNJ VINODKUMAR

  • Vinod Kumar
    Vinod Kumar Oct 02, 2009

    To inspect the blower wheel, you have to open the link screen and folow my procedure



    Remove lint screen, and then the two screws that are now exposed.
    Pull dryer out and remove all the screws to take the back panel off.
    On the left is the vent the lint screen goues into remove the four screws that surround the bottom of this vent.
    Pull it towards You and move it to the right
    Inspect blower wheel.

    THis is the only procedure to inspect the blower wheel


    Please leave me comments, if you need further assistance
    RNJ VINODKUMAR

  • Vinod Kumar
    Vinod Kumar Oct 03, 2009

    Him



    If the blower is clean, inspect fo the next possible cause for your issue



    Check that the heating element isn't Shorted or 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 160 degrees.
    Check that the drum seals are not worn out.



    PLease perform a run and check whether you see any improvements



    Please leave me comments, if you need further assistance
    RNJ VINODKUMAR

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