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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:01 PM

My Duet Dryer was getting too hot so I went through the usual lint and duct cleaning. Then I decided to really clean it and assumed I might find a heating element short, thermistor issue, etc. I took it completely apart and cleaned all the components. It has worked for several loads now. That is good...but it baffles me. There wasn't really much lint in the duct or lint collector. There was a fair amount of lint on the thermistor and thermostat and something else that I didn't know what it was. So what do you think "fixed" it.

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Dryer Vent 4" diameter

Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:51 PM

What he said.........Especially if aluminum foil ducting is used........How hot is   " Too  hot"  ?????........I am too lazy to pull the dryer and poke a hole in the ducting.............The temp, when measured at the door and the sensor  wire of the thermometer about 18 inches in,  I usually get 180 to 195 degs..........Try and tell the customer, "I do not know what I did but you owe $XXX.XX "..........



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:48 AM

Thanks. I do have rigid metal vent and good flow. I have had this dryer with no problems for several years. I'm just trying to figure out what could have actually fixed it since I didn't really do that much. The vent was good, the lint area was fine. I basically took the dryer apart including the drum to get to the thermistor and other components. All I did was clean around them. Can lint cause a short or something?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

I have had lint on a washer control board that was damp and causing problems, The dryer venting was incorrect causing extra lint in the laundry room............. Could be a wire terminal that was loosing conductivity and just removing and reconnecting has been known to fix things.................






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