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Offline proftod

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Kenmore Elite water damage
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:52:22 AM »
So, my son apparently put the garden hose in the external dryer vent. . . We found out a few hours later when we saw water on the floor.

I would imagine that only a few gallons of water were sprayed in and the dryer was NOT running during this time; however, clearly, we are worried that 1. our dryer will not work when we try it; 2. that someone will be electrocuted in the process of starting the dryer.

I unplugged the dryer, removed the vent tub, and placed the dryer on its back over night to drain it. Currently, I have a fan blowing in the back of the dryer (I have not opened the dryer).

Apart from getting a mega dryer for my dryer, what are my options?

Any help is appreciated.

Todd

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Re: Kenmore Elite water damage
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 09:25:28 AM »
A dryer cabinet is not sealed so I doubt it accumulated enough water to cause any damage.  Open it up and dry it out.  Go to Repairclinic.com and look up your motor. There will be a video that shows you how to disassemble your dryer.

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Re: Kenmore Elite water damage
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 06:30:16 PM »
Thanks, Tgoods. I'll try that.

T

 

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