Question about Fisher Dryers
SOURCE: Dryer doesn't heat.
THE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS YOUR POWER. THE OUTLET HAS TWO ANGLED HOLES THAT SHOULD TOTAL 240VOLTS ACROSS THEM. THE L SHAPED HOLE IS THE GROUND AND THERE SHOULD BE 120VOLTS FROM EACH ANGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE. THE DRYER'S MOTOR ONLY RUNS ON 120 VOLTS ( FROM ONE ANLGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE). THE HEATING ELEMENT CIRCUIT RUNS FROM ONE ANGLED HOLE TO THE OTHER(240VOLTS)
THE DRYER WILL RUN BUT NOT HEAT WITH ONE SIDE OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPED.
IF POWER IS O.K., THE NEXT THING TO DO IS PULL THE BACK PANEL OFF OF THE DRYER. THE HEAT ELEMENT IS IN A BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE WITH TWO RED WIRES GOING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. IF YOU HAVE A METER, CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER. IF YOU HAVE
240VOLTS THERE, THE HEATER IS BAD. IF NOT, THE ROUND ITEM NEAR THE BOTTOM IS A HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT. IF YOU HAVE 240VOLTS AT THE TWO TERMINALS ON THE THERMOSTAT, IT IS BAD. PART #
279769 COMES WITH THE HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT AND THE THERMAL FUSE FOUND AT THE TOP OF THE HEATER ASSEMBLY. CHECK THE THERMAL FUSE THE SAME WAY.
IF IT IS BAD, YOU WILL SEE 240VOLTS ACROSS IT.
IF ALL THOSE COMPONENTS ARE GOOD, IT COULD BE THE TIMER, TEMP SELECTOR SWITCH, OR THE MOTOR'S CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH. YOU WOULD HAVE TO READ THE WIRING DIAGRAM INSIDE THE CONTROL PANEL TO CHECK THOSE ITEMS.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
Hi, You are correct in assuming that this can be dangerous.
It is not uncommon for some lint to "escape". The best ways to protect yourselves is to:
1. Install a metal duct hose from the dryer to the wall, if you have a plastic one. Metal resists better against fire. I would not have a plastic duct. Period.
2. Buy a dryer brush set (Lowe's/similar, ~$15) and use the brushes regularly. There are two in the set; one is a skinny brush and the other about the size of the diameter of the exhaust duct.
I'm just W/D
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
this is normal for lint to blown out the ducting because not all the lint will be collected on the lint filter when you remove the filter some lint may fall of down into the duct housing.there is nothing ot worry about
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
SOURCE: F @ P DEGX2 lint trap problem
If you are collecting more on the outside of the house means the lint filter has a tear in it and the lint in being pulled through the tear and pushed out the exhaust. It sounds like you need a new filter but this isn't cheap. If you do it your self it will run about $70 if you get a repair man it will cost about $150.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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Hello guysmith2146 - Try reprogramming the dryer by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately ten minutes, restart unit and select a normal cycle. Have you recently cleaned the lint screen/filter? Otherwise the dryer may possibly be experiencing more serious issues such as; wiring failure, faulty control board, thermal limiter, or defective door switch. I strongly recommend contacting a local professional to proceed further, should all troubleshooting measures fail. You can often locate qualified servicers by visiting the manufacturer directly.
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