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Whilrpool Dryer= lots of heat, very little venting


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#1 Lurker_KingDarien_*

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:00 AM

I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I own a Whirlpool LSQ8243HQ0 dryer and it recently started acting up. The dry is putting out lots heat, but I'm getting very little lint on the lint trap and the clothes are taking twice as long to dry. I cleaned out the venting tube from the back of the dryer (there wasn't a whole lot to clean out) and also dislodged some lint from the pvc piping in the wall unit that leads to the roof (there were no major clogs). I can't figure out what the problem is. It all seems to have started after a "helpful" in-law decided to show us how to clean the lint trap by shoving a snaking, bristled brush down there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Fixum

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 10:02 AM

try this, remove the vent from the dryer and run a load through if it dries in the proper amount of time then you have a vent problem

if it doesn't then you  will find a lint problem in the blower housing and will have to be disassembled

there is the chance that you could have a problem with a thermastat that has gone wackey but not likely

I'd start at the vent and work back to the machine, need more help let us know

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 10:07 AM

Yes, the hot wet air is staying in the dryer because it cannot go outside, so no drying and no lint on the filter.  Please do not use the dryer till this is resolved, as it could catch on fire.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:20 AM

Three important words in the original post..."to the roof". Your dryer will never efficiently exhaust moisture where it has to push upwards. Only solution is to come up with a more effective and efficient vent system.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:31 PM

Recommended reading: The Ultimate Dryer Venting Guide

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 08:11 AM

That was excellent trouble shooting advice. I disconnected the hose from the wall and ran a load of laundry. Everything was nearly dry after just one full cycle. Apparently I have a blockage somewhere in the wall. I'm going to climb on the roof and check it out unless anyone has better advice. The clog is not within reach from the laundry room side. Thanks for all the help!

 


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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:28 AM

There ended up being about 4 inches + worth of clogged lint at the roof vent. Just thought you guys would like to know. Thanks for all the help.

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for letting us know........;)
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