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Drying slow I am wondering why my dryer is drying slow. I cleaned out all the lint channels all the way to the outside vent. It seems to be heating but not staying very hot? My guess is that it has something to do with the thermostate but not sure. My next question would be how to fix if the thermostate needs changing or the coils are burned out. Thanks from Mr. and Mrs damp clothes. Bro. Marvin.

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  • davidsmail Jul 19, 2008

    I own a Fridigaire top load stacked washer / dryer model FEX831CSO. The washer works great however the dryer will only spin with no heat. I Changed the circut breakers, cleaned out the lint trap and made sure the exhaust hose was not clogged. Are there fuses within the appliance that I need to change or do I have a thermostat problem. If so, how to I replace the parts. I thank you in advance.

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Hi, Marvin,
My name is Neil and i am happy to help you and give you good advice!

It's not worth fixing if it's 10 years old or more, better off replacing it with a newer machine which will be much more efficient!
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You could call service.:
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It is a good idea to learn to do these things on a regular basis to prevent part failures and also the possibility of a house fire. The build up of lint in your dryer can cause a fire. The more often you clean the unit the better protected you are. Cleaning four times a year is a good practice. This will give your equipment longer life and help to protect your property.

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