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dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« on: December 18, 2010, 08:10:30 PM »
My dryer (DLE2516W) gets hot but won't dry the clothes.  A check filter light came on, but the filter is cleaned after every use.  I also checked the vent all the way to the outside and took of the front panel and cleaned the unit.  There is also a good amount of water in the vent hose as well as a small amount coming out of the front.

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 08:13:33 PM »
When the dryer is running is there a good volume of air coming out of the vent?
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 08:26:35 PM »
Yes there is a good bit of air coming out.

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 08:32:49 PM »
I would check for lint build up around the blower housing. You will need to disassemble the dryer to check the blower housing.
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 08:46:10 PM »
Also, hold down on the 'More Time' and 'Less Time' buttons and press the 'Power' button.  if it comes up with tE1 or tE2 you have a thermistor error.
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 08:51:51 PM »
I held down the more & less time buttons while pushing the power button and the following code came up.  It was flashing "IU02" and then "I8E8". 

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 09:14:43 PM »
Those are not a problem, and shows that you don't have a thermistor error.  How old is the unit and how long is the vent?
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 09:21:25 PM »
It is a little over 2 years old.  The vent runs up the wall about 6 feet and 90s out about another three to four feet to the outside.  I ran a wet dry vac from both sides and couldn't find any blockage. 

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 09:42:14 PM »
I take it you have the matching washer, was this on just one load?  Is it possible the washer isn't spinning the loads out (set on low or no spin)?  When you had the front off did you also clean out the fan and the dust that runs from the lint screen to the fan?
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 10:28:39 PM »
Yes it's the matching washer but everything seems to be normal there (clothes are spinning properly).  I also cleaned the fan you are talking about.  Is that the blower assembly?

 

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