My dryer is heating up but feels damp inside the dryer and takes two or three cycles to dry. I checked the vent and its properly attached but I noticed it too in moist inside and drips water. A couple of weeks ago I had a friend use my dryer and he forgot to empty the lint trap and when I tried to empty it there was so much lint it got stuck inside the dryer (lint trap in on top of the dryer) Could this have something to do with it?
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Re: roper dryer by whirlpool- gas dryer
You have a severly blocked vent, its not removing the moisture to the outide but instead getting trapped in vent.reccomned reventing unit with solid duct pipe, not the vynyl flex tubing and mke sure the outside exhaust port is totally free of obstruction a well
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There are numerous temperature sensors on the dryer. Some are near the drum, some could be near the lint filter if it is located inside the dryer door. Try changing these first as they are an in expensive fix. It could also be the heating coils themselves. Highly unlikely it would be the dial, unless the dial was accidentally turned in the wrong direction.
Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.
1. Venting Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.
2. Thermostat There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.
3. Heating element A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.
****(((Please disregard step three if this is a GAS dryer)))
Sounds like it may be short cycling on the Hi Limit instead of the operating thermostat. Only way to be sure is to measure the temp inside the drum while operating with a load. Another way is to measure the voltage across the Hi Limit and it should always be zero. Lots of juice (240VAC) back there and safety is paramount. Eric
The vent may be stopped up, or the vent hose crimped so the air cannot escape, you can check the air flow at the vent on the outside of the house while the dryer is running.
try cleaning the vent and the lint screen with a vacuum cleaner, you may need to replace the vent hose, this should solve the problem
Check your exit vent outside of your house... what you can do is remove vent hose on back of your dryer... run dryer and feel the air coming out of the vent right behind your dryer.. now reinstall your vent line and check outside,,, see if you feel the same or about the same air flow... if your air flow is block, then your heat will not come on regularly to dry clothes... good luck
ck vent againalso be sure dryer is not pushed back too far crimping vent hose..to double ck leave rear vent hose off and dry a load ..may be some lint and moisture in house but if dryes in mormal time will confirm vent problem ..vent may only be partially blocked also look for hole in vent hose or better yet replace entire vent hose
Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it