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Dryer vent is vacuum not exhaust.


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#1 Lee Tu

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:25 PM

I have purchased a new Frigidaire FEX831FS laundry center. I have found that it is dishonorable because it takes hours to dry. When I open the dryer door it is only mild heat present. Today I turned it on and went to check the outside vent and found that there is a strong vacuum, not exhaust! Any ideas? Is something wired backwards. Could this have been an installer error or factory error?


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:28 PM

Unless there are any "joints" such as tee's etc. in your vent line, either the motor is spinning the wrong direction(not unheard of) or has the wrong blower wheel

Also make sure that the grille area in the front of the drum and lint filter etc does not have some obstruction such as plastic or other shipping materials stuck in it

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

Thanks kdog.

Is there some wiring the installer could have reversed? It is new so I am trying to decide to let them fix it or make them take it back.


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

It wouldn't be electrical wiring ...

could be something simple .. as [user=637]kdog[/user] mentioned.. wrong Blower Wheel, wrong Motor or Drum Belt installed wrong ...

if they can't fix it , then have it exchanged ... ...

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