whirlpool dryer leq8858hq1 intermittently not heating up enough
Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:42 PM
It sounds like this does not happen all the time though. They are leaving Mon, and we are arriving Tues. my first thought is that the vent hose may have a blockage or partial blockage. Will check on that first. We are in 12 story building and are on 7th fl. Dryers vent through roof.
I am at a loss as to what else it could be as a bad element or thermostat would not allow any heat, wouldn't it? Thanks. Dave
Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:02 PM
We are in 12 story building and are on 7th fl. Dryers vent through roof.
not sure how this works...50"+ straight up? Would prolly need a booster fan at least. I would def run a load or two with the vent disconnected and see how it performs.
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:25 PM
Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:38 AM
I took it all apart and everything looks fine. Heats up very quickly. I removed lint chute and cleaned it well. Blower wheel turns fine. One question I have is where the large black lint chute fits to vent, the foam seal is shot. Can I just buy adhesive foam weatherstripping from hardware store or is this a special heat resistant one? Whirlpool part # is Part number: 339956
Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 07 May 2014 - 10:16 PM.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:27 AM
Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:43 PM
You should not run the dryer with the door open...
This will cause your air to not flow through your heating element, which causes other parts to fail.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:19 AM
Oh. I did not know that. Good to know. Thanks. Well, I washed 2 beach towels and was going to perform an experiment. I put one in dryer for 45 min on high. If it came out wet, I was going to put second one in with vent hose disconnected. First one came out completely dry after 45 min. Have now put second one in for 30 min. Will see how it comes out. Will also put in larger load of wash later in week. But it sounds OK to me so far.
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