Question about Estate TGDX640JQ Gas Dryer
When I start the dryer everything looks great. Drum turns and flame kicks in and starts drying clothes. After about 10 minutes it shuts off. It will not start back up. If you wait about 10 minutes it will start back up again. But then it will only run about 1 or 2 minutes before shutting down again. I took the back panel off and cleaned the inside out, so there was alot of lint inside, that is all cleaned out now. But still get the same problem. Any ideas on this fix. Thanks in Advance.
Sounds like the hi-limit temp switch is sensing too high a temperature and is shutting off the dryer. This is a safety feature and is usually tripped because the outlet air flow is restricted, and resets itself after it has cooled down. Check to see whether the rest of the vent in your house is clogged and clean it. It could also be an inlet fan or blower which introduces air into the drum. If this is not working, there will be no air flow into the dryer, causing excessive heat in the non-moving air in the dryer.
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If the flame is shutting of before it reaches the operating temperatures the likely failure is a restricted venting system. There is a high limit thermostat that will cause the flame to shut off if there is a lack of airflow due to a restriction in the vent system. Remove the lint filter screen and clean in with soap and water. The filter may appear clean but it could have a clear film of fabric softener residue covering it causing a restriction in the air flow too. After cleaning the filter reinstall it before running the next test.
For testing purposes only, disconnect the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer and put a normal load of clothes in the dryer and start the dryer. If the clothes dry in the normal amount of time that would confirm a restriction in the vent hose or the venting system. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected after running the test. Reconnect the vent hose.
You will likely find the clothes drying in the normal amount of time indicating a restriction in the venting.
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