Question about Dryers
I have a Kenmore 80 series 66814690 electric dryer that appears to be working fine. No noise, Dryer Tumbles, Dryer heats up but clothes are wet.
I've noticed alot of humidity when opeing the dryer meaning that the exhaust must be clogged. Since I replaced the vent ducts with new ones I know they are clean. Troubleshooting the issue, I noticed that cool air is coming out of the exhaust instead of warm even though inside the dryer is hot. The lint tray is clean, I ran a dryer/vent cleaning brush up the exhaust to see if it was clogged... it came out clean. Where else would it be clogged?
SOURCE: Auto dry not working
If there is a dryness sensor, it will be just inside the door, on the bottom right. You can clean the sensor by rubbing the metal bars with a scrubbing pad. This will remove any wax buildup from fabric softeners.
Possible reasons your clothes may still come out wet:
1. The dryer isn't tumbling the clothes.
2. The dryer isn't heating.
3. The airflow is restricted.
From your description, the third seems most likely. If your machine is the one pictured above, inside the dryer door is a plastic grate over the lint screen. Remove the lint screen. Remove the two screws on this grate (Phillips.) Use a vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool to get out as much lint as possible. Be careful to not shove any lint or debris further down into the blower wheel.
Lint can also clog up in the vent pipe. This pipe should be cleaned or replaced anually. Also, check the exhaust vent on the side of the house.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
make sure the hose is short as possible and be sure you have long sweeps on turns not tight 90's as the tight 90s or bends slows down the velocity of the air thus causeing the ling to drop into the pipe.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
Had similiar problem once and it turned out to be one leg of the 240 volt
supply was dead. The drum motor only needs one leg (120V) to run, but the Heating elements require both legs (240v). Make sure you have 240V at the recep.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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