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Member Since 19 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2013 02:04 PM

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In Topic: Asko T731 Dryer won't heat

21 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

oops...left my rib open...ouch  doh!...left the groin open as well... DANG-A-LANG...there goes the knee!!!


But seriously, yes the vent needs work. The good news is that except for a short run of aluminum flex from dryer to floor, the rest is rigid steel. And I was wrong about the elbows. Only one is 90(out of dryer), the other is 45. I'll have to look at it again, but best I remember there is a crawl space vent much closer than the one originally installed to. Have no idea why they chose the farther one...

In Topic: Asko W6461 Washer no heat

21 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

The Asko W600 series washer service manual is in the Pot Luck Supper ==> http://appliantology...ervice-manual/ 

Thanks for that oh Grand Master! Now I'm off to continue my quest for the ultimate training manual for enlightened endurance whilst executing the deceptively simple 12oz curl...

In Topic: Asko T731 Dryer won't heat

21 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Excessive lint accumulation inside a dryer is a pretty reliable indicator of a dryer vent with excessive back pressure.  Since the back pressure is too high for the blower's volumetric flow rate, the static pressure inside the exhaust duct and vent system causes exhaust to escape through duct connection seams, especially the one inside the dryer, causing the lint accumulation.  The cure is to install a proper vent system.  

I see...that makes sense. So would a long run of say, 25-30 feet cause the back pressure? The vent tube itself is good. I know because I have inspected it. And I feel what seems like good airflow at the terminus. However, there are two 90 degree bends in the system... If I shorten the run length by more than half would you consider that a proper fix? There is not an easy way to get around the two elbows. The house is pier and beam foundation, and the dryer vent goes through the floor and out one of the vents in the crawl space.

In Topic: Asko W6461 Washer no heat

21 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

In appliance repair, "easy" is a relative term. About 30 Ohms on the heating element.

Somehow I just knew that you would pull out the kryptonite... Mechanical repairs I can almost always do even if it takes me too long to figure it out. But intelligent electrical diagnosis has thus far eluded me. So I guess I will proceed with my usual trial and error replacing of parts until I get lucky! :blinky:  Is there a manual or instructions somewhere on the site that shows how to replace the heating coil?

In Topic: Asko T731 Dryer won't heat

21 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

When you got it apart, the vacuum cleaner should be close at hand

Yes, and that's exactly what happened. Well vacuum cleaner + clothes hanger. The question is, is it normal to see lint buildup around the heating coils? If so, it seems periodic disassembly and cleaning should be a requirement. Which is no small job because to get at the coils on this model you have to remove the back panel. And that sounds easier than it is in practice.

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