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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 5/16/2001 12:13:13 PM EDT
I opened the front pannel and looked inside when it was running and the burner is burning nice and hot(big flames) but it takes now twice the time. AND TO THOSE OF YOU WITH STUPID COMMENTS SAVE IT FOR SOMEONE THAT GIVE A SH!T! Your help is much needed. Thanks BALOO
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:14:47 PM EDT
Check the lint trap and clean it. How old is it? It may just be getting worn out. Ice
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:15:22 PM EDT
clean the filter.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:16:01 PM EDT
I aways clean the lint catch before drying, it promotes airflow and speeds up drying. I can't imagine you not doing the same, so check the vent, maybe it's clogged.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:20:54 PM EDT
I checked the lint trap its clean, no clogs, i cleaned the all the vents with a vac still no full heat.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:21:04 PM EDT
After checking the lint trap, check the exhaust hose (whatever it's called). Sounds like an air flow problem
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:23:59 PM EDT
Exhaust hose clear and check. Even went outside to check that vent and its clear. For those it's a Maytag bought in 92-93.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:24:44 PM EDT
Still scratcing my noggin!
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:31:13 PM EDT
maybe the heating element isn't getting as hot as you think it is. Call the Maytag repairman, I believe he's got a lot of time on his hands anyway.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:38:12 PM EDT
warranty is up
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:40:28 PM EDT
trade the maytag guy some 30 round mags for free labor and parts.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:41:49 PM EDT
is it gas or elec.?
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:42:26 PM EDT
GAS
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:45:39 PM EDT
Did you clean the burners? You may be able to vacuum them off. It still sounds like an airflow problem. Maybe after you close the door it doesn't burn good then. The Flame should be nice and blue...not yellow or orange. Let me know if this helps. Lynn
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:47:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By madman kirk: is it gas or elec.?
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MMK, If he has flames inside it better be gas![:D] If not he will surely be needing another one. Lynn
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:47:21 PM EDT
Buy a new one
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:50:23 PM EDT
Baloo--- Maytags should last a lot more than 9 or 10 years. I got a Kenmore in 86' and its still working. All i've done is replace those little roller wheels inside so it wouldn't "clunk" anymore. Has it been "eating" socks?
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:51:23 PM EDT
OOPS thats what i get for just scanning the post.i had one that was doing the same thing,i can't remember now exactly what was wrong with it,but i do remember it was going to cost more to fix it than to replace it.mmk
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:56:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rainman: Baloo--- Maytags should last a lot more than 9 or 10 years. I got a Kenmore in 86' and its still working. All i've done is replace those little roller wheels inside so it wouldn't "clunk" anymore. Has it been "eating" socks?
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NO WAY!!!! I have a Kenmore 86, and I had to also replace a roller years ago. Now it takes longer to dry. New was about 50-60 minutes, now 70-75 the first time and a 10min touchup. Mine will also shut off the gas at times, which is part of the longer drying time. It happens randomly, and then has to be re-started. Maybe that's the problem you're experencing?
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 12:57:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/16/2001 12:56:54 PM EDT by tbone]
Baloo, you may have a limit switch that is defective. In the housing where the flame shoots into there is a high limit switch that may be shutting off the burner as the chamber gets hot. I would say check and see if the burner stays on the whole time, if not it's more than likely the problem. I think I read that you have eliminated restriched air fow int the vent as well as the lint trap.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 1:00:36 PM EDT
Have you checked to see if the fan is blowing heated air into the dryer chamber? Fan motors have thermal overtemperature safety switches. If the fan rotor is not spinning at all, the motor draws as much current as it can, then the safety switch cuts it off as it reaches the hot temperature.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 1:47:23 PM EDT
Sounds like tbone and chipster have given you something to think about. Better than my idea anyway............ 2 eye-screws and some rope!!! [:)] Nuckles.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 2:06:04 PM EDT
Nuckles has the right idea--- "solar" clothes dryer. I got one, only fails on rainy days.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 3:40:26 PM EDT
BALOO, I know what your problem is. I have the same exact problem and I even posted what I did here on the boards. Okay move the dryer forward from the wall and inspect the flexible plastic exhaust tube. You will notice that it is filled up with water. This happens when the exhaust is kinda clogged up. The condensation will accumulate instead of being "blown out" of the exhaust. You can remedy the problem by simply taking off the flexible plastic tube and then cleaning the tube, the exhaust of your dryer and the hole in the wall where the exhaust attaches to. Make sure that the entire exhaust system is cleaned. While you are at it, clean the lint and other debris under the dryer. This should take care of the problem as it did mine. email me if you need more instruction. riddler
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 3:47:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BALOO: I opened the front pannel and looked inside when it was running and the burner is burning nice and hot(big flames) but it takes now twice the time. AND TO THOSE OF YOU WITH STUPID COMMENTS SAVE IT FOR SOMEONE THAT GIVE A SH!T! Your help is much needed. Thanks BALOO
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ok, I just used "backspace" over my stupid, but funny comment... grrr....
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 3:51:42 PM EDT
she better hang them in the sun then..
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 10:09:48 AM EDT
THANKS TO ALL! all you with the tech advise thanks, trying out all the tips let you now how it goes. BALOO
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