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Old 09-16-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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My 20 year old drier finally got to be more to repair than it was worth.
So I went and bought a speed queen drier, like you would find in a laundrymat. It is electric.
Dries like crap. Takes forever. It does get warm, and have good air flow. Anything else I can look at that might improve this?
We do always keep the lint filter clean.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Have you cleaned the exhaust line to the outside?

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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yes, And there is also good flow at the outside of the house.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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What type was the old dryer? Gas?
It may be a wiring problem?

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The old drier was elecrtic also, and I used the same electric and same venting etc. after cleaning it. Starting to think the drier is just not a good drier, and may have to replace it again...
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is this a new dryer? If your vent is not obstructed in any way and does not exceed recommended run length, why not call for warranty service. I would assume it would have a 1 year warranty
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They looked at it and said it was ok, And then charged me for the service call. So I am taking a shot at it before I throw in the towel.... so to speak
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Sounds like it was used dryer? who knows what someone else did before you got it? wrong thermo, screwed up wires, etc..That's a good unit and should be obvious why it's taking so long to dry. if vent is disconnected and still takes too long i wonder if the htr is getting 240vac or if someone changed one of the thermals on that htr assb and it's short cycling...if cust' tells a servicer, ie; the dryer takes two times to dry. it'll be obvious-they won't say dryers ok and collect s/c. get another opinion before you dump it.
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New drier. Customer service at that place sucks. I will try another one,

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