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Avoid Service Checklist - Electrolux 27" Electric Dryers Service Manual

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Avoid Service
Checklist
OCCURRENCE
Dryer does not start.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
Drying cycle takes too long,
outside of the dryer feels too
hot or smells hot.
Excessive wrinkling.
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list
includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials
in this dryer.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Electrical power cord is not securely
plugged in or plug may be loose.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped.
Thermal limiter tripped.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer
circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the
drum may turn but the heater will not
operate.
Gas supply valve is not open (gas
models).
Dryer does not have enough air supply
to support the burner flame (gas
models).
LP gas supply tank is empty or there
has been a utility interruption of natural
gas (gas models).
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Exhaust duct requirements have not
been met.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt
circuit.
Drying procedures have not been
followed.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct
may be clogged or restricted.
High humidity.
Dryer is overloaded.
Items left in dryer too long.
Insufficient sorting of items.
Drying temperature too high.
SOLUTION
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the
dryer is on a separate circuit.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
Replace fuse.
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Refill or replace tank.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer
lint screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter
and made of rigid or flexible metal.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two
90° bends and must not exceed length listed in
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240
volt circuit.
See Drying Procedures.
Clean out any obstruction.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
See Drying Procedures.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
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