Model #1210 Weed Eater line trimmers/weedwackers, electric

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Q:

dryer not drying effectively

A:

Since the dryer heats, most of the components inside the dryer are probably okay. You could have an air flow problem that is causing this failure. I recommend that you clean that lint screen with water and a soft bristle brush. Let is dry and then replace it in the housing. Fabric softener residue that is hard to see can build up on that lint screen and inhibit air flow.

You indicated that you cleaned all of the recommended areas. I assume that you checked and cleaned the flexible vent hose on the back of the dryer and the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of your home. If not, I recommend that you check those issues. Make sure that the damper on the exit vent at the outside of your home is opening properly.

If these tips don't help, then I recommend that you try this test:

  1. Ventilate your laundry room as much as possible.
  2. Pull the dryer forward and remove the exhaust vent hose on the back of the dryer so that it will exhaust directly into your laundry room for this brief test.
  3. Fill the dryer with a medium load of wet laundry.
  4. Start the dryer on a heated cycle.
  5. Measure the temperature of the air coming out of the exhaust vent on the back of the dryer.

The dryer should heat up to about 150 degrees and then cycle between 140 degrees and 150 degrees. If the dryer is cycling in that range and the air flow is good from the back of the vent then the clothes should begin to dry fairly quickly. In this situation, you could still have an undetected problem with the exhaust air flow to the outside of your home.

If the dryer is not cycling at the correct temperature then you could have a problem with a sensor or the control board. You may need to have a service technician diagnose and repair that type of failure. Here is a link for the Sears Service website in case you need it: Sears Home Services .

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2012
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You will probably need to open that cabinet to check that noise. That could be contributing to your problem. You will probably need to open the cabinet to investigate that noise. I provided some pages below that should help you open that cabinet.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 04, 2012
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Here are additional pages.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 04, 2012
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Here is one final image.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 04, 2012
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That heating element is circled in red on the parts image below. You will need to remove the front panel to access that component (with the dryer unplugged). The second image shows the parts testing information for that heating element. Here is a link for a brief repair video that shows how to use a volt/ohm meter to test that heating element: Dryer Heating Element Testing . If that heating element is okay, I recommend that you test that thermistor (temperature sensor). That thermistor is Key K550 in the parts image. The temperature/resistance chart for that component is shown in the third image. That information should help you diagnose and repair your heating problem since the dryer is not heating up to the proper temperature. If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 08, 2012
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