Question about Asko T731 Electric Dryer
I had thrown a few things to dry, turned on the machine (idicator light ok) and started the drying cycle. Came back 20 min later to dryer off no
indicator light. Checked outlet - ok (asko washer turns on when plugged into it). Checked fuses (metal ends on ceramic shaft - no apparent cracks? Any suggestions as to the next steps? Or is it time to go the $$$ route. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.
Here's the answer:
The dryer has a thermo protection "fuse" that pops-out when the lint filter is not cleaned and air will not flow properly. When the airflow is restricted the dryer gets too hot and the "fuse" pops. Then it will not run unless you stand there and hold the start button in. As soon as you stop pressing the button the dyer stops running.
Clean the filter ESPECIALLY the "internal" filter. This one is behind the lower skirt of the machines face. There are two Torex head screws (T20) to be removed and the skirt comes right off.
Inside you see two red handles that you turn to open the filter door. Open the door and pull out the filter. It is a long metal finned box. Take it to your bathtub and run a ton of water through both ends to remove the lint inside. You'll be surprised at how much.
O K now let's "fix" the "fuse". Here it is likely you will need to pull the machine away from the wall. The fuse is a black plastic button about the size of a penny. It sits in the center of the machine's backside. It faces up a bit and if you have clearance you can reach your arm over the machines top and press it "in" with a finger. It clicks when you do so. This part is a no brainer. The dyer will now start properly.
The hard part to all of this is pulling the machine away from the wall since like me you probably have it sitting on top of an Asko washer. Take your time. You can do it.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
You have to pull the back off the dryer.Then you,ll be able to see how it comes off.Ussally its on two pulleys similar to a car.There may be a tensioner on it to to keep it from slipping.If there is one you,ll have to losen it to remove the belt & replace it,then tighten the tensioner back up.Ussally you keep about a 1/4" to 1/2" free play on the belt.You use a sraight edge on the two pulleys to measure it with the belt on,tighten belt tensioner till you have the recommended tighteness.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: Noisy dryer with long dry time
check to see if the fans are loose if so replace them this will also cause poor drying time.iI find its better to dismanttle these dryers and check the rollers,belt and jockey pulley at the same time.they look hard to work on but they are easy just take you time theres generally no wires to undo.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
Try opening the bottom vent panel and pulling out the filter box (there are directions and handles)... hold the filter under running hot water for a while and you should see all this nasty stuff come out. Worked for me!
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
It is quite common for lint to cover the blower on these units, making it impossible for the dryer to move any air.
1)remove the lower panel. you will need a T20 driver for this and may need to tip the dryer slightly to the rear
2)remove the left part of the blower plenum. this is held by 3 plastic tabs and a T15 screw
You will now see the blower wheel, it is a squirrel cage type. Check for lint buildup, broken vanes, or string/thread wrapped around the shaft.
if there is no problem with the blower then there is another reason you are not moving air. let me know if this helps
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
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