Discuss

Dryer heats but clothes are steamy

 in

Dryer Repair

. "

Dryer heats very well but clothes are still steamy so the moisture isn't getting out. I've checked all vents for

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Dryer Repair » Dryer heats but clothes are steamy

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-21-2012, 10:23 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Emily02 is on a distinguished road
Default Dryer heats but clothes are steamy
Model Number: RED4440VQ1   Brand: Roper   Age: 1 - 5 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Dryer heats very well but clothes are still steamy so the moisture isn't getting out. I've checked all vents for clogs and air is coming out the back when I took the hose off and it isn't twisted. I was just wondering if there was anything else I could do to fix this problem. Thanks


Related Models
Roper RED4440VQ1 29"ELECTRIC DRYER
Roper RED4440VQ2 29" ELECTRIC DRYER
Roper REE22303 24" FREESTANDING RANGE Easy-Clean Oven Coil Cooktop
Roper REE23000 ELECTRIC RANGES AND OVENS
Roper REE31300 ELECTRIC RANGES AND OVENS
Roper REE32302 30" ELECTRIC RANGE COIL COOKTOP E-Z Clean Oven
Roper REE33000 ELECTRIC RANGES AND OVENS
Roper REE34001 30" ELECTRIC RANGE
Amana REF120905C5E ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5E RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5E RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5E RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5E RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5ER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5ER R ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5ER R ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5ER R ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF120905C5ER R ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5E ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5ER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF18090C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5E ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5E REV ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5ER ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Amana REF24080C5ER RE ROOM AIR CONDITIONER
Thermador REF30 30" ELECTRIC RANGE
Thermador REF30QB PRIOR TO S/N 9708 
Thermador REF30QB S/N 9708 & UP 
Thermador REF30QW PRIOR TO S/N 9708 
Thermador REF30QW S/N 9708 & UP 
Thermador REF30RS PRIOR TO S/N 9707 
Thermador REF30RS S/N 9707 & UP 
Frigidaire REG34NL1 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG34NL2 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG34NW1 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG34NW2 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AA2 Frg(v4) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AA3 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AA4 Frg(v9) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AA5 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AA6 Frg(v8) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AF2 Frg(v5) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AF3 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AF4 Frg(v8) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AF5 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AF6 Frg(v7) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AH2 Frg(v6) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AH3 Frg(v5) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AH4 Frg(v10) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AH5 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AH6 Frg(v9) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AL2 Frg(v7) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AL3 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AL4 Frg(v7) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AL5 Frg(v5) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AL6 Frg(v10) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AW2 Frg(v8) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AW3 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AW4 Frg(v6) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AW5 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36AW6 Frg(v6) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAA2 Frg(v9) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAA3 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAA4 Frg(v8) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAA5 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAA6 Frg(v8) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAF2 Frg(v10) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAF3 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAF4 Frg(v7) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAF5 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAF6 Frg(v7) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAH2 Frg(v11) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAH3 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAH4 Frg(v9) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAH5 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAH6 Frg(v9) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAL2 Frg(v12) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAL3 Frg(v5) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAL4 Frg(v10) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAL5 Frg(v5) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAL6 Frg(v10) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAW2 Frg(v13) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAW3 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAW4 Frg(v6) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAW5 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG36CAW6 Frg(v6) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BLL1 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BLW1 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNL1 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNL2 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNL3 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNL4 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNW1 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNW2 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNW3 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG38BNW4 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG39WLL0 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG39WLW0 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MDW2 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MDW3 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MDW4 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MDW5 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MNW1 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MNW2 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MNW3 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG433MNW4 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire REG435LRW2 Frg(v1) / Electric Range

Last edited by Emily02 : 08-21-2012 at 11:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2012, 05:32 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,959
denman is a name known to all
Default

Here are your parts.
Replacement parts for Roper RED4440VQ1 29"ELECTRIC DRYER | AppliancePartsPros.com

Check that the clothes are not too wet when putting them in the unit. Could be that it is a washer problem and not a dryer problem.

It is the amount of air flow that is important. It should be a strong flow.

Try the following to positively eliminate the vent system as the problem.
Unplug the unit and disconnect it from the vent system.
Now try a run.
If it now dries OK odds are the vent system needs checking/cleaning.
Be sure to check that the louvers on the outside of the house open correctly.

If you do not want any lint in the house.
Take a pair of pantyhose.
Put one leg into the other and then attach this to the dryer's vent.
Leave enough room so the pantyhose can balloon out like a windsock.

Both the above will let you check the temperature and the air flow.

Note: The above is not recommended for gas dryers due to carbon monoxide concerns.

If it still does not dry properly.
1. Check the lint filter. Sometimes they can get coated with fabric softener residue. Greatly reducing air flow.
2. Check/clean the blower wheel.
3. Check the holes at the back of the drum.
4. Check the internal seals in the unit's air flow path.
5. Check the exhaust air temperature on high heat. Should get up to around 155 degrees F. Your cycling thermostat opens at 155 degrees F and closes when the temperature drops to 130 degrees.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,429
kayakcrzy will become famous soon enough
Default

Emily, one thing not mentioned here is, vent airduct could be clogged. To check this you have to pull the lint filter out of the top of the dryer, and then remove the 2 phillip head screws. Then, you have to get on the backside of the dryer, and take the back panel off of the dryer. Then, if you are standing on the backside of the dryer on the left side, you will see the filter housing, where the lint filter slides in. There will be four 5/16 of an inch screws holding it in place. two on the rightside and two on the leftside. Remove them and slide the whole lint filter assembly out, and see if it is full of lint. That is the only thing not mentioned for you to check. Tom www.********************************************
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2012, 10:09 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Emily02 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks so much. I ended up taking it off the hose and running a load and it did a lot better. We rent and they already had a dryer here and it works perfectly fine so that's so weird that it was the vent but it worked so thanks so much again
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dryer heats but won't dry my clothes brennda51 Dryer Repair 2 06-29-2010 03:01 PM
GE Dryer Heats Clothes but Doesnt Dry michaelb87 Dryer Repair 1 02-17-2010 03:43 PM
dryer heats but not enough to dry the clothes winkk017 Dryer Repair 3 11-16-2009 07:28 PM
My dryer only heats up when dry clothes are put in. bravosoldier Dryer Repair 1 10-04-2009 10:26 PM
Dryer heats but not when clothes are in it jmbenesch Dryer Repair 3 03-08-2009 09:41 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17