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Re: DRYER WILL NOT GET CLOTHS DRY
A dryer needs only three things to dry clothes:
1. Tumble the clothes.
2. Blow the air.
3. Heat the air.
If your clothes aren't drying, you are missing one or more of these.
You've mentioned that the basket is tumbling. That's good. The blower is also running if the motor is turning. But that doesn't mean the air is blowing. It could be clogged up behind the lint screen, in the vent pipe behind the machine, or at the vent outside the house.
If it's blowing lots of cold air (go to the outside vent to find out) then your dryer isn't heating. This would mean some part inside the dryer has failed. If so, the first thing you want to determine is, does the ignitor glow? There's a hole at the very bottom front edge where you might see it glow. You may have to place a mirror in front of the hole to see it glow.
Write back with more symptoms, and I'll help you through the rest.
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There are a couple of things that you should include in your dryer repair question so you receive the quickest and most accurate answers.
1. Model Number The model number can be located on the model/serial number tag that is located on the dryer.
Make sure you get the full model number from this tag and not the model number from the owners manual.
The model number from the owners manual only includes the first few digits of the full model number because they include that owners manual with many similar models of dryers.
With the full model number I'm able to look up factory service manuals, tech sheets, wiring diagrams, factory service pointers and so much more.
2. Detailed description of the problem At the very least give a brief description of the problem you are having with your dryer.
Descriptions like 'My dryer don't work' is not very helpful.
Describe what is not working. For example is the not heating? Maybe the dryer is heating, but takes a long time to dry?
The more details you can give the better. Instead of saying 'The dryer is heating, but takes a long time to dry' you could go into more detail and say something like...
"I put a load of cloths in my dryer and set it on the auto dry cycle. When I went to take them out two hours later the dryer was still running. The cloths were still a bit damp too. Most of the time I can dry a load of cloths this size in one hour. Why is my dryer taking so long to dry?" Following these couple tips can help you get a faster and more accurate reply to your dryer repair question.
this could be operator error please hear me out...... when wash bath towels you also put in wash cloths and hand towels .... there is a sensor in dryer drum shroud in front of lint filter to metal silver strips when the clothes are tumbling they sweep across this sensor telling the dryer heat to stay on and continue to dry.... if th small wash cloth sweeps it first before the bath towel then u get the same results as your describing just like if you were waqshing colors load like cotton tshirt and blue jeans the tshirt is going to dry way faster than blue jeans so if the tshirt sweeps that sensor first the dryer going to shut off we have to sort our clothes to thickness ans same size articles just try it once i bet your clothes are dry when cycle completes
don't know about the drum turning to fast, but the two hours to dry I do know. Disconnect the vent tube and dry a load of clothes, as there is a restriction in your vent tube. You will need to clean the tube out with a vacuum or leaf blower, you may want to clean the inside of the dryer out,also. Good Luck Tim
try running the dryer with out the vent hose hooked up.if the dryer works well than you have a blockage some were in the vent line.also be for you pull the dryer out,look behind the dryer to see if the vent line is kinked or massed together.
If replacing the control thermostat does not remedy the problema, then timer replacement is nessesary.If it was me I would replace the thermostat first.What I really suspect is a burnt contact inside the timer at the RH terminal. Yours is not totally fried but well on the way. If you are careful you can clean the contacts inside the timer. You must remove the small retainer ring before removing the plate or the timer will never go back together correctly(that is the secret,Shh!)