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Kenmore dryer 796.80272900

operating temps?

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#1 herfdog

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

I was wondering what the operating temps for this dryer should be? I set it on high and cycled it a few times before checking the temps, it was cycling between 141º and 157º at exhaust duct disconnected from house. The complaint is "not drying well", cleaning the house ducts today.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:00 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 03 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the temps



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

Temps are about right.  Can check the dryer vent using this nifty gizmo:  http://www.repaircli...0106710/1447456

 

Very useful for giving objective proof of a dryer vent's condition to a skeptical customer.  It rolls with the regular tool compliment on The Guru Mobile:

 



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

How is the front bearin/ glides? If the drum isnt sealing properly, it could also cause an airflow problem.

Edited by micabay, 04 July 2013 - 07:41 PM.


#6 herfdog

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the tips and especially the temps, that confirmed my suspicion that the house vent was the problem. Cleaned the vent and now have a happy customer.

 

BTW that is one cool tool, you've strummed the strings of this appliantologist. I like the idea of turning suspicion into confirmation.   






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