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Kenmore Dryer Heats up but does not dry clothes


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#1 b2001

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 07:14 AM

I've got an old Kenmore Dryer- 110.86581110 65811. It seems to have no problems with heating up, but the clothes are not drying.

When I open the door , there is a real humid heat inside the dryer, due of course to the wet clothes, and what appears to be the absence of air flow inside the dryer drum. It seems overly hot inside, but I can't be sure of this - I don't regular open the door and check the heat when it workd correctly.

I checked the exhaust hose and removed some lint buildup. I don't think that this was an issue anyway, when I pulled the dryer out away from the wall, the clamp had come loose and the hose had fallen off of the blower exhaust, so the dryer was venting out into the garage.

With the hose removed, I put my hand up to the blower exhaust and there is air coming out, if it is enough, I'm not sure. I ran a 30 minute or so test with wet towels with the same results above.

The drum does rotate.

Any hints on narrowing down what to look for? Thanks ...



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Posted 30 July 2005 - 07:19 AM

Something is preventing the air flow from the dryer, either the vent system from the dryer or your vent chute is clogged inside of the dryer itself. If the dryer still does the same with the vent hose off would need to take the vent system apart where the lint filter goes to see if it is clogged with lint.
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:41 AM

Pegi:

Many thanks ... Problem will be solved ...

You talk about a lot of work to do just to get to the problem; removing the back, top, front, and drum to get to the vent. I circumvented much of that work by just pulling the bottom of the vent away from the blower housing - sure enough, there was a ton of lint and crap collected at the bottom the the vent assembly.

I'm getting someone else to do some of the grunt work right now, cleaning all the crap on the floor under where the dryer sits, and will be reassmebling soon. It should start working better. Thanks again ...



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Posted 30 July 2005 - 08:45 AM

Welcome, suspect this was caused by something blocking the air flow to the outside?? ;)
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 09:14 AM

Not sure ... I did empty stuff out of the hose but I didn't consider it too clogged. Fom the hose to the outside of the house is very short - just the width of an external wall, bricked. I went out to check the air flow outside and it is definitely strong now.

My suspicions would be that heavy stuff, dirt caked on the bottom of the vent, that is what I was pulling out, and lint eventually built up on top of that to stop flow. It was solid inside the vent up to about an inch above the blower fan, and nothing above there - came out real easy ...

I'll just have to monitor ...

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 11:31 AM

Welcome.  Perhaps when the vent hose came off it was blocking the vent from the dryer.  Glad you got the stuff out of there before the dryer cought on fire>>>;)
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