20 Most Recent Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer - Page 7 Questions & Answers


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks.
If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the
wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed
component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame.
Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.
Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed.
If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause
heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the
thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape
or with an ohm meter to test the thermostat/thermistor. (Should have/show continuity)
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
(Thermal fuse.If it overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged
with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's
plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace an element go to the following website:
davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm
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Fisher and... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101


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Fisher and... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


there's a heat senor on the back of the drum(I think) most of the older model dryers have them check to see if it's bad

Fisher and... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


heatman101

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Fisher and... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011


Dryers work on two 120 volt circuits which is why the breaker in your electrical panel is twice as wide as a normal breaker. If you can get an electrical tester you can check the wall plug to ensure you are getting at least 220 volts from the two straight plug holes. Put the tester on AC Volts, place one lead to one side and the other to the other slot. If you have a problem getting this to work you can also go from the slot to the round plug hole. Then again from the other side to the round plug hole, doing it this way you should get 120 volts.

Fisher and... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Fisher and... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Sounds Like you need a drum barring As for taking it apart I am sending you a link to the parts manual It has a exploded view
http://fisherpaykelparts.net/partmanuals/degx2us.pdf

Fisher and... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Hate to say this but sounds like the heating element is bad & needs to be replaced.

Fisher and... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat. Also check your fan blade on the blower to make sure it has not malfunctioned or broke.

Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum.
Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape or with an ohm meter to test the thermostat/thermistor. (Should have/show continuity)
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
(Thermal fuse.If it overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
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Fisher and... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


395541 Lint Filter has holes in it.

Fisher and... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011


If it is a loud buzzing noise that you are hearing its probably the motor. See if you can rotate the drum by hand. If you can that is another indication of a bad motor. If not the drum or the blower wheel is bound somewhere and you will need to take it apart to find out where it is stuck. To get into it lift the lid and there are two pieces of rubber, one on each side toward the front, you can remove these with a flathead to expose the screws to lift the lid. Next take off the two screws holding the front pannel on, pull the end toward the outside of the machine while pulling it foward. Once you get the front cover off, you should be able to figure the rest out from there.

Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011


Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


heatman101

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Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011


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Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
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Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011


Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


heatman101

Asker's Testimonial "That answer was very informative - thank you for taking the time to educate me. " - teresa241964

Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011


Sorry to read about your problem. Their is a 80% chance you have a defective heat coil or coils. or the heat selector switch is defective.

I suggest you place a call to a service company.

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Fisher and... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

you have a defective bearing, it can be the drum bearing, or the belt tension pulley. the reason it stops..the unit heats up and the metal expands.
If you happen to take off the covers, you can try a spray WD40 on the belt tension pully

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Fisher and... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

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