Question about Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer
My dryer does everything it's supposed to except heat. I cleaned behind the lint trap and it was pretty full. I'm thinking it might have been the cause of an overheated thermostat. I've been reading that there is a reset button, but I'm not sure where to find it. Do I have to take something off, and if so, how do I do it? Thanks, in advance!
Read this sight regarding no heat problems on a FP DEGX-1 dryer. Heat element had been working fine. Had service repair out yesterday to replace bearing that was making noise. No heat after repairman left. Reset button had not popped. After reading here, took lint trap out and one screw allows removal of lint trap cover to access to moisture sensors. Lint had piled up behind cover on top of sensors. Vacuumed out and now heat appears to be working fine. Would like to thank all who contributed these threads as it solved my problem!
Posted on Mar 02, 2011
There is a permanent fix to this problem. Call Fisher direct, not the service companies. Tell them what is going on and that you understand there is an improved heating element. There has been a redesign that replaces the heating elements and the thermostats. My dryer was about 4 months out of warranty but they agreed to fix once I told them I heard that there was a problem. If you can avoid A & E Factory Service...do so. They are horrible to deal with.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
Since I just had a repair man out to look at mine, there are two screws--one at the front of each side just under the lid. When you remove them you can pop the top up. That exposes two more screws, one at the top of each side of the front assembly. Remove them, and pull the front off.
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
I had the same problem for a few months. I found some great advice on this website about a reset button on a thermostat at the bottom front of the dryer when you take the off. That worked for a while. I reset the button and disassembled the lint filter and vacuumed every time - but the problem still came back. Finally it wouldn't work all - so we dried our clothes on the low heat setting - which still worked.
I finally broke down and went here http://www.fisherpaykelparts.net/ecart/item.php?item_id=258 and bought the dryer heater kit - cost me $108 and I bought the service manual for $10. It wasn't difficult to install - I used one screw driver, and it probably took me about an hour - because I wasn't in a hurry, and I had some experience taking the damn apart to reset the thermostat.
When I took it apart to install the new elements I noticed that the small element was toast - completely burned up. So moral of the story you can probably reset the thermostat for a while and run the dryer on low heat but if you do it more than once go ahead and buy the kit.
Hopefully this fix will stick..... by the way great website
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
Thanks suzyn for the screws info - I probably would have figured it out eventually but I'm sure you saved me a lot of time. It took me all of 5 minutes to take the front off hit the Red reset button and put it back together. It's working great - hope it lasts. For those wondering - the reset button is a kind of flimsy small red button near the bottom-middle. At first I was looking for something that said reset but that was the only thing that looked like a button so I pushed it and bingo bango bongo I'm good to go. My wife will be so happy!
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
For those of you that have to keep reseting the heat thermostat button on the front of the heating element on your dryer:
1. Make sure the vent pipe is not blocked with lint or kinked blocking the air flow.
2. if the thermostatic reset keep knocking, check to see that the heating elements are not shorted together on the inside of the dual element heating chamber. Shorted elements get hotter and make the thermostatic button trip. ( Usually though, the element burns out first)
3. If all of the above checks out OK, Replace the thermostatic reset module.
4. Of course, there is always the expensive Service Man if all else fails.......Bummer
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
Thanks a lot. Easy disassembly-reassembly. Working fine now. Had watched repairman do same thing several years ago when under warranty. But I would not have tried do it myself without your help and descriptions- I'm always pleased to not make things worse.
Posted on Feb 16, 2011
I pressed the reset button also on the front but I wan able to tilt mine up and see it with a flashlight without taking the panel off hit the button...worked for me.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
Well my dryer won't heat up and its the thermostat for model LE7685XPW1 and part 694674 but I took off burnt parts on wire and reattached and it works fine.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
I have a F&P dualcare dryer (AD55AU),mine is not heating i cleaned behind the lint trap & pipe & it was fill.I been reading that there is a reset button but I can't find it or is the element burn out if so how do I replace it. please help.from ROD.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
The directions above regarding removing the 2 sets of screws were very helpful in gaining access to the reset button. Thanks a bunch.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Our dryer stopped heating one month before the two year warranty was up. Found a lot of lint behind the bucket which I cleaned. On ours, the sensor right above the red button was open. This sensor and also the other sensor attached to the blue wire must both be closed, for the heating elements to come on. (Think of these as a switch)
You can confirm this by removing the wires from the sensors and checking continuity red wire from volt meter on one terminal and black wire from volt meter on the other terminal. The meter should beep, or show closed. I was able to get mine fixed by hitting the bimetal piece briefly with a lighter and I heard it click. It cooled almost instantly and clicked again. After that it was working fine, must have gotten stuck open. Plan on replacing it any regard in case it fails again. Or, maybe they will give me an upgraded heater.
The hardest part was getting the front panel back on.....
If the little plastic tabs by the feet are the slightest bit tweaked, use a razor knife to trim them so they fit in easily.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
I called F&P and they recommended me to a local authorized repair shop.
Is this the path you took? If not, who exactly did you contact?
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
SOURCE: Dryer won't heat
remove plugs on each side of top under lid remove 2 phillips screws lift top remove screws on inside top each corner ..front will pull forward and off look on element assembly for reset button on small round thermostat press to reset..be sure you have clean lint screen and housing behind it ckd vent to outside also element may be shorted together causing it not to shut off properly when temp is reached
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Poor air flow would be my guess. How long is the vent hose? Does it have more than one angle/turn before venting outside? Is the lint gathering around the outer edges of the door? Keeping the length of air travel shorter will improve the operation.
Posted on May 12, 2009
please check your exhaust vent, where the dryer air comes out of the house, this particular pattern is very indicitive of a slow moving exhaust, you may need to clean the duct between the machine and exhaust as well
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
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