Jan 292011
 

This video explains how to access a Maytag Neptune / Atlantis / Performa washer and dryer so that you can Continue reading »

Jan 122011
 

Dryer will run for a minute then shuts down and error E02 appears.

Error code E02 on a Whirlpool Kenmore and Maytag dryer has a faulty thermistor. Where is it and how do I replace it you ask.

Here is how, remove the lower access panel. The lower front panel of the dryer is held on by several either ¼ inch or torx screws.

Once removed to make the process easier,well to get your hands in and work.. You need to remove the lint filter housing To do so remove the few ¼ inch screws that hold it to the blower housing. Once off you will see the thermistor located on the top of the blower house assembly. Remove the screws that hold it down and it will lift up and out. Replace with a new part and reassemble the unit.

Run a short test cycle and you should be in business.

The tech sheet is located on the side panel it has all of the dryers error codes and technical documentation all appliances have them for service related problems, they should be left in place in case a appliance service technician does happen to  need to visit the unit.

Jan 122011
 

Several factors can cause a dryer to take an abnormal amount of time to dry a load of clothes. Here is a short checklist to narrow down the culprit.

-Is the dryer vent hose kinked?
-Is the vent hose clogged?
-Is the dryer cycling on safety thermostat?
-Has the automatic sensor has failed?

If you have good air flow with the vent removed and very little air flow outside where the dryer vents then the vent is clogged and will need to be cleaned with professional tools.  When a dryer cannot vent properly it can get too hot and force the unit to cycle on the safety thermostat.  When this happens the unit will short cycle and the load could take days to dry.

If your dryer is taking longer than 50 minutes on the timed dry cycle you should have your vents inspected by a vent cleaning business.

Most vent cleaning business will come out and clean the vent for a reasonably price.  In my area the average vent clean is about $120 dollars.

Our company uses a high power 200 psi compressor with a reverse spinning scorpion ball, sounds pretty impressive right, well it kinda is. It’s a spinning ball that has reversed drill holes to blow the lint back down the vent pipe and out. The spinning ball knocks the lint loose and the positive air pressure from the compressor force the wet paper looking lint out of your vent.

Your vent should be cleaned or inspected at least once a year.  This will help ensure that the vent is not clogged with lint or any other foreign debris. Birds, snakes and critters all try to nest inside dryer vents.  If you do not have the proper vent housing connected to the outside, these creatures will live inside your vent and restrict the air flow.