Question about Dryers
Posted by Tara Dancy on
SOURCE: Flashing "touchup" and dryer won't start
What I did was unplug it for 1 min., plug it back in. Push the "off" button once, then push the off button again and hold it for 10 seconds. This is supposed to reset the computer. It worked for me.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
SOURCE: Sears Kenmore 80 Series Electric Dryer - starts, kicks off in 5 min
sound like a motor problem it does not have a resetable limit if it was over heating then it would blow the limit and it would not heat, or the blower limit if it sences overheating would not allow the machine to run at all
get ready for a new motor, or a new dryer
200 plus to replace the motor
Posted on May 08, 2008
SOURCE: just stopped working
If it is a gas dryer you could plug something else, like a lamp into the outlet to test it. If it is electric then you need a multimetr or a voltage tester to see if you are getting 120 to each leg and 240 across the hot legs. There isn't any easier way (:
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
SOURCE: drying timer on auto dry
I called LG...they said to unplug the dryer for 5 min. to reset the timer ...this solved the problem.
They also said not to use dryer sheets during the sensor dry cycle as the coating on the dryer sheets causes the sensor to malfunction as it can't read the humidity level in the dryer.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
SOURCE: Sears Kenmore elite quietheat front loading dryer not drying. Moisture builds up on the window inside.
It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.
Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.
Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.
Posted on May 28, 2009
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