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TROUBLESHOOTING
if you experience
Clothes
are not drying
satisfactorily,
drying
times
are too long
First try the solutions
suggested
here to possibly
avoid the cost of a service
call.
Possible
Causes
Lint screen
clogged
with lint.
Has the Air Dry cycle
been
selected.
Load too large and heavy to dry
quickly.
Exhaust
vent or outside
exhaust
hood clogged
with
lint, restricting
air
movement.
Fabric softener
sheets blocking
the grill.
Exhaust
vent not the correct
length.
Exhaust vent diameter
not the
correct
size.
Dryer located
in a room with
temperature
below 7°C (45°F).
Dryer located
in a closet without
adequate
opening.
Solution
Lint screen
should
be cleaned
before each load.
Select the right cycle for the types
of garments
being dried.
See "Cycle
Guide."
Separate
the load to tumble
freely.
Run the dryer for 5-10
minutes.
Hold your hand under the
outside
exhaust
hood to check
air movement.
If
you do not feel
air movement,
clean exhaust
system
of lint or replace exhaust
vent with heavy metal or flexible
metal vent. Make sure vent
is
not crushed
or kinked. See Installation
Instructions.
Use only one fabric softener
sheet,
and use it only once.
Check that the exhaust
vent is not too long or has too many
turns.
Long venting
will increase drying times.
Make sure vent
is not crushed
or kinked. See Installation
Instructions.
Use 102 mm
(4") diameter
vent material.
Proper operation
of dryer cycles
requires
temperatures
above
7°C (45°F).
Closet doors
must have ventilation
openings
at the top and
bottom
of the door. The front
of the dryer requires a minimum
of 25 mm (1") of airspace,
and, for most installations,
the rear of
the dryer requires
127 mm (5"). See Installation
Instructions.
Dryer will not run
Door not closed
completely.
Make sure the dryer door is closed
completely.
PUSH TO START/End of Cycle
Press and hold the PUSH TO START/End of Cycle
Signal knob
Signal knob not pressed firmly
or
until you hear the dryer drum
moving.
held long enough.
Household
fuse is blown
or circuit
Electric
dryers
use 2 household
fuses
or circuit
breakers. The
breaker
has tripped,
drum
may be turning,
but you may not have heat. Replace
both
fuses or reset the circuit
breaker.
If
the problem
continues,
call
an electrician.
Incorrect
power
supply.
Electric
dryers
require 220-240-volt
power supply.
Check with
a qualified
electrician.
Wrong type
of fuse.
Use a time-delay
fuse.
Unusual sounds
Dryer had a period of non-use.
If
the dryer hasn't
been used for awhile, there may be a
thumping
sound
during the first few minutes
of operation.
Is a coin, button,
or paper clip
Check the front
and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
caught
between
the drum
and front
Clean out pockets
before laundering.
or rear of the dryer?
Is it a gas dryer?
The gas valve clicking
is a normal operating
sound.
Are the four legs installed,
and is the
The dryer may vibrate
if not properly
installed.
dryer level front to back and side to
See Installation
Instructions.
side?
Clothing
knotted
or balled up.
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing
the dryer to
vibrate. Separate
the load items and restart the dryer.
No heat
Household
fuse
is blown or circuit
The drum may be turning,
but you may not have heat. Electric
breaker
has tripped,
dryers
use 2 household
fuses
or circuit
breakers.
Replace
both
fuses or reset the circuit
breaker.
If
the problem
continues,
call
an electrician.
Supply
line valve not open.
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply
line.
Incorrect
power supply.
Electric
dryers
require 220-240-volt
power supply.
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Check
with a qualified
electrician.
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