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Old 05-31-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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I'll start with saying thanks for all the great info, lots of knowledgable folks on this site, similar to Hearth.com(another favorite of mine). So far I've found all the info I've needed just lurking.

My wife says to me last night that the dryer(Fischer & Pakyl DEGX2) is not drying our clothes. I started the dryer in all modes(auto-dry and timed dry) and no heat. I unplugged the dryer and took the front cover off to access the heater element. It seems there are 2 elements. I read 63 ohms across one of the elements and 13 ohms accross the second element. Both of the thermostats in the heater sheetmetal enclosure have continuity across them. There is a red button to reset the heater which I didn't check continuity across before pushing but when I did push it the switch clicked and seemed to reset(the button didn't depress after pushing the first time).

Before reassembling the entire dryer I was just wondering if the lint(1/8") on the sheetmetal heater enclosure might have overheated the heater to cause the overload(red button) to trip. Also, should I do more troubleshooting prior to putting the dryer back together?

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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That could have been it, but also check for a kinked hose, plugged up hose or on the outside of the house where it exost check the screen to see if it's plugged up.

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The dryer vents directly out the back of the dryer through the outside wall. The run is about 12". That is mostly clear, some lint on ID of vent pipe so I'll clean that up but no blockage.
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if that lint build up was covering the louvers on the heater box that can cause the reset to trip. Those louvers allow air flow across the heating elements, if they are clogged the elements will overheat kicking the reset .
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The lint was mostly on the top cover of the heater enclosure, there was a little bit of lint in the louvers and I vaccuumed that out.
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Keeping the lint filter clean is a must as well. Airflow is the key to keeping the dryer operating properly.

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