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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 10:42:22 PM »
K520 in the diagram below is the blower housing. You may also find that the blower K510 needs cleaning too.
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 11:14:45 PM »
I took off the cover (K240) and cleaned around everything.  I'll try to take it apart further and clean it out some more.  Thanks for the diagram. 

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 01:48:38 PM »
To disassemble remove the top first by removing screws in rear. To take off the control remove to screw on each side of the back. All connectors are color coded. Cannot screw up reassemble.Lift control out and up. Control board has 4 screws and is replaced as a unit. Keep the selector knob.
Removing and reversing the door
Remove the screws from opposite side and then remove the latch pull out the latch no wires are there. Take the door off and reverse it then replace the latch and shorter screws for extra holes.
Remove the front:
Disconnect the dryerlight and door switch wires. Move harness out yer way. Remove 2 screws at the base of the door opening and 4 screws along the top. Tip the panel to the front and lifts off. Next remove the top bracket 2 screws each end. Lift brace up and off.
To remove the shroud/panel 4 screws are removed and lifted up and pulled forward. Disconnect the wire to the humidity sensor.
Remove the belt from idler and yank the drum out. (The belt goes under the tensioner then over the pulley then release it and the spring holds everythang in place like a DOT dryer.) The grooved/ribbed surface goes to the tub side.
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 08:51:48 PM »
No luck.  I took it all apart again to clean and that still didn't do anything.

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2010, 09:31:10 PM »
inside the dryer you will see a vent with holes in it, take your vaccumm and vaccumm it, sometimes a thin film develops on there from hairspray, dryer sheets etc, try that

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2010, 09:44:18 PM »
Clean the sensors off with windex. If no wetness is detected the machine won't know the dang clothes are wet and assume they is dry. It will shut down in a short time.
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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2010, 08:31:09 PM »
I cleaned the sensors and it seems to be drying better now.  I really appreciate the help.

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Re: dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2010, 08:41:19 PM »
Glad you could Git Er Done!!
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