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ASCO T721 dryer, the heat temp is too low

HI, I have a ASCO T721 dryer. The heat temp is too low. Yesterday it took 2&1/2 hrs. to dry 3 pairs of small sweat socks and a few other(lighter) items. Sheeesh. this is suppose to conserve energy? If there is anyway I can adjust the heating element plz let me know. I am an electrician by trade, It is stacked on a washer in the closet. I just need to know where the temp. adj. is located.Thank you.

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  • Melimar Jun 11, 2008

    Hi, It is a condensing model, that is in a closet, with the washer under it.

  • Melimar Jun 11, 2008

    It is a condensing model, that is in a closet, with the washer on the bottom.

  • Melimar Jun 11, 2008

    A building vent to the outside. I have cleaned the filters. They weren't too dirty because I have only used it about 10 times this year. I even had the maintence guy check it out. He was shocked at how clean the filters were.

  • Melimar Jun 11, 2008

    Yes, it does. It is a multidwelling building. It has one common duct. There is a hose from my unit to that duct.


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Is your model a Condensing dryer or does it have a Vent to the outside?

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    Gary Davd Jun 11, 2008

    First off clean the collector box out reall good also check the lint sceen on the door to make sure of no clogs sweep with a vaccum the lint screen area then run a load see what happens

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    Gary Davd Jun 11, 2008

    Ok I am confussed ...............DOES YOUR UNIT VENT TO THE OUTSIDE?

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    Gary Davd Jun 11, 2008

    Ok then please take the vent off the dryer let it blow into the closet for one load i am willing to bet it will dry fine. If so tell your maintence man the common vent needs de linted this is 95% of long dry time problems


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