The dryer comes on runs about 20 - 30 seconds and cuts off. I have disconnected vent from both wall and dryer and problem remains. I have vaccuumed both rear of dryer and lint area and problem continues.
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I'm assuming it "starts" to heat but then cuts off. Usually after the first minute of running you can open dryer door and feel heat but after awhile it doesn't heat.
1st, most common problem on a gas dryer not heating is "airflow" . They will "short-cycle" if there isn't near perfect airflow. Turn dryer on and go to outside exhaust vent. It should blow about as hard as you can blow into your hand. If any doubt disconnect dryer vent line from wall and let blow into your laundry room for one cycle and see if it is now working correctly. If it does work correctly when vent line is disconnected at wall you KNOW there is blockage somewhere in your vent line.
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Hi, You have a air flow restriction. To determine where it is you will need to run a simple test. Disconnect the vent system behind the unit, if the dryer improves, your problem is in the wall, if not the problem is in the dryer. You will need to determine where before reacting to a repair. Most of the time its in the vent system outside of the dryer itself. If you still have issues get back to me and I can direct you further. Good Luck
You have a problem with the exhaust vent in the wall. Best way to test is to disconnect the vent from the wall and run the unit with a normal load. If it dries normally, you will need to have the exhaust vent cleaned professionally.
The main cause is a plugged exhaust vent in the wall. Try disconnecting the exhaust vent from the wall and run a normal load. If the load dries properly, then you will need to have the exhaust vent professionally cleaned.
One of two things, first heating element going bad. Second dryer vent is clogged with lint, causing moisture not to escape. I say problem is my second choice. Disconnect dryer vent and vacuum out dryer, then clean out vent all the way to the outside. Lint builds up on walls of vent, causing problem you have.
Also check your vents in the machine and the wall. Pull the machine away from the wall and feel how strong air is coming out. After cleaning the machine, run it one load disconnected from the wall, and one load connected. This will tell you if your wall vent is clogged.
AF flashes if a restricted airflow condition exists. Check to make sure the lint screen is clean, the door seal is in place and the vent is not obstructed. I suspect it's the vent connecting the dryer to the wall or the vent pipe in the wall to the outside. Without moving your dryer, look behind it to see if the flex duct is crushed or pinched. If it is, it's pinching off your air flow, too. Pull the dryer out straighten or replace the hose (you can get vent hose at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware) then slide the dryer back being careful to keep it about 8" from the wall (8" is the recommended distance from the back of the dryer to the wall, btw). If the flex vent is NOT pinched off, then you should call a chimney sweep to come out and clean the vent pipe that's in the wall.
*Note---> If you want to test this diagnosis to verify it, just disconnect the flex hose from the wall and run a load of clothes. The error code should not reappear.
I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out
1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out
2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall
3 pull dryer out from wall
4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall
4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer
5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint
6 inspect inside flex line for any lint
7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint
8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc
9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT
10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business