Hot air coming in but not drying Model LE6800XTWO
Sounds like you have a clod inside your dryer that may be preventing the blower fan from cycling air properly. When was the last time you
inspected the dryer vent and/or inside the dryer for lint? The symptom
sounds like you could have a couple of possible issues. The dryer may have
restricted air flow (Meaning, the vent hose is clogged from where it leaves the
dryer to the vent outside. Or...the dryer may be clogged inside the air baffle
inside the dryer where the lint screen goes.) You may also have a high
limit thermostat that is malfunctioning or a blower fan not working properly.
Here's some recommendations:
1. Remove the dryer vent hose from the dryer and turn the dryer on. Is the air
leaving the dryer forceful and warm? (The air should measure about 140 degrees
F) If so...you probably have a clog or kink in the ducting somewhere between
the dryer and where it exits the house. If the air is weak and cool, you
will need to inspect your dryer interior to find what is obstructing the
air flow. Rodents are notorious for building nests inside the vent line or air
baffle. Check the air blower fan to see if it is rotating. If
enough lint is allowed to build up, it can obstruct the rotation of the blower
fan. It some cases, the fan can shear off on the motor shaft and must be
2. Can you access the heating element so you can see it? Start the dryer with the
casing removed so you can watch the heating element. The element should glow
red, but not so bright that it glows like the sun, and it should cycle on and
off. If it glows continuously, the high limit thermostat is a likely suspect
and should be replaced. (NOTE: It is recommended that you replace the high
limit thermostat and thermal cut-out at the same time. Some manufacturers will
sell the two as a pair).
HINTS: If you have a lint screen in the door, you should be able to access the
heating element by removing a panel under the door. If your lint screen is on
top of the washer, you will have to remove the rear panel of the dryer to see
the heating element.
If the dryer is left to run in an overheated or clogged condition, the thermal
cut-out and/or heating element will eventually blow. It is recommended that you
inspect the dryer to see what is causing your current problem. You should
inspect the dryer ducting and exhaust about once per season and keep it
cleaned. Clogged dryers are a hazard and can contribute to house fires.
CAUTION: Always unplug the dryer if you are servicing the inside of the unit.
Dangerous voltages are present even with the unit turned off. Also, unplug the
dryer if you have to remove the rear panel. The 220VAC terminal is directly
behind the panel and can cause electric shock if touched.
I hope this information helps you and post back if you need
any further assistance.
PS Improper sorting of laundry
can also attribute to longer dry times. Try not to dry dense or heavy
items (i.e., towels and jeans) with lighter items like cottons and
linens. More dense material holds moisture longer and can transfer this
moisture to other articles you are attempting to dry.
May 23, 2008 |
Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer