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Old 05-07-2009, 02:46 PM
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I have a 2 year old aeq6000es2 stacked drier. I noticed today that one of the three vanes is not smooth near the rear side of the vane. It appears to be melted. How can the drier get hot enough to cause this to happen? Is the drier safe to run? what should be checked? I found the part number for a new vane but would like to fix the cause first.
I have fixed elements and timers on other brand/model driers for family, so I have a understanding of the system. Any help greatly appreciated

Jason


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Old 05-08-2009, 08:36 AM
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Hi Satyr

There are two main ways excessive heat can build up that would cause your problem.

1. You have blockage in your vent system. You should tear down the dryer portion and clean it out, and as part of this you should remove the cover from the blower and clean it out and check to make sure the blower is turning correctly.

2. Your cycling thermostat could be staying on. I would replace it to be on the safe side.

You definitely should not operate the dryer until you have this repaired. You are looking at major fire potential. Remember to disconnect the dryer before working on it.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
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