Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:13 AM   #21
Easy_E
Web Wheeler !
 
Easy_E's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-18-07
Location: St Johns Mi
Posts: 1,082
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swampjeep View Post
manual online said 7 3/4 ft max length
It should say minus x amount of length per elbow ? When I run ours I believe at six feet and two elbows I was at the limit ?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
Easy_E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #22
swampjeep
Swamp Stomper
 
swampjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Waterford, mi
Posts: 7,663
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

so I'm guessign the 7 3/4 ft is for flex type, then these other charts are for rigid type?


Click image for larger version

Name:	drier.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	96.2 KB
ID:	113135
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	drier-2.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	80.1 KB
ID:	113136   Click image for larger version

Name:	drier-3.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	101.7 KB
ID:	113137  

Last edited by swampjeep; December 27th, 2013 at 07:27 AM.
swampjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #23
Herezja
Senior Member
 
Herezja's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-13
Location: In Limbo....Michigan
Posts: 237
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I worked on this thing again last night. I removed the cheapy flex pipe and replaced it with semi-rigid. Before I did that, though, I shoved my arm into the vent to see if I could feel anything and about cut my hand off from a sawzall blade sticking up through the seem of the vent. Nice! So I pushed the sawzall blade down through the vent and let it fall into the crawlspace, installed the new vent pipe and ran the dryer...still same problem. So...down into the crawlspace I went. I checked out the vent and found it had gotten disconnected, of course at the one place where there were so many pipes in the way I had to be a circus contorsionist to work on it. So after about 1 1/2 hours of bending in un-natural ways and cussing enough to make a truck driver blush, I managed to get the vent reconnected. Went to check the dryer again, thinking I had FINALLY solved the issue. This time, I put my GL4x4 sweatshirt in there (odd that this is what I had to test the dryer), since it was damp from the wash earlier in the day and fired up the dryer. The "Check Vent" light came on AGAIN, but it seems to actually be heating up properly now. Granted...I only put one damp sweatshirt in there. My wife is going to run a full load through today and see what happens...that will be the real test.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, but to be honest I am done with this stupid dryer and am throwing in the proverbial towel. I have wasted enough time, energy, and good cuss words (usually reserved for the Jeep) at this point. If it is still not working, I am calling an appliance repair guy/gal. Any reccommendations on a good one in the Saginaw/St Charles/Hemlock area?


Last edited by Herezja; December 27th, 2013 at 07:40 AM.
Herezja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #24
Herezja
Senior Member
 
Herezja's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-13
Location: In Limbo....Michigan
Posts: 237
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swampjeep View Post
so I'm guessign the 7 3/4 ft is for flex type, then these other charts are for rigid type?


Attachment 113135
Thanks. I went through all this in the manuals. My vent run resembles the bottom exhaust installation in the first diagram, with one exception - once it is under the floor (pictured) it makes a 90 to the right and runs across the crawl space to outside...maybe about 4 - 4 1/2 feet. So...the whole run is probably 6-7 feet total with 3 90s.

Last edited by Herezja; December 27th, 2013 at 07:37 AM.
Herezja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #25
FyrFyr
Senior Member
 
FyrFyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-13-10
Location: Kent City, MI
Posts: 168
iTrader: (8)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

You might want to looking at installing an in-line booster fan. Menard's sells them. I had similar issues with little bit longer duct run. The booster fan fixed it.
FyrFyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #26
Herezja
Senior Member
 
Herezja's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-13
Location: In Limbo....Michigan
Posts: 237
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FyrFyr View Post
You might want to looking at installing an in-line booster fan. Menard's sells them. I had similar issues with little bit longer duct run. The booster fan fixed it.
Interesting. Never heard of such a thing. Does this install in the vent somewhere?
Herezja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 08:08 AM   #27
tsaguy
drink the hotdog water.
 
tsaguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-17-08
Location: Big Mountain, Michigan 48458
Posts: 4,318
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Your venting, although clean and clear, has too many bends. The dryer doesn't have the velocity to push the air out. You must allow as straight a run as possible for your dryer to work properly. If needed, as mentioned above, you should install a helper fan, or booster fan.

Although a bend doesn't seem like much, a 90-degree bend to the simpler exhausting of a dryer is restrictive.

Calling an appliance repairman to resole this may frustrate your wallet.

If I were you, I would calculate moving the dryer to a new position with as little friction as possible since you must take into thought the gas line. Use PVC if possible for your exhaust.

Good luck to you, I know this can be frustrating.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepbrattt View Post
I do drive a jeep and I have puffed a peter maybe once or twice

Quote:
Originally Posted by steveo View Post
I am willing to bet its a bunch of geriatric old farts bitching about anyone under 50 and touching each others weiners.
tsaguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 08:10 AM   #28
Herezja
Senior Member
 
Herezja's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-13
Location: In Limbo....Michigan
Posts: 237
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsaguy View Post
Your venting, although clean and clear, has too many bends. The dryer doesn't have the velocity to push the air out. You must allow as straight a run as possible for your dryer to work properly. If needed, as mentioned above, you should install a helper fan, or booster fan.

Although a bend doesn't seem like much, a 90-degree bend to the simpler exhausting of a dryer is restrictive.

Calling an appliance repairman to resole this may frustrate your wallet.

If I were you, I would calculate moving the dryer to a new position with as little friction as possible since you must take into thought the gas line. Use PVC if possible for your exhaust.

Good luck to you, I know this can be frustrating.
I am going to look into a booster fan.
Herezja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #29
wrath
Project Antitube
 
wrath's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: Chelsea, MI
Posts: 451
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to wrath
Default

Try opening a window in the same room as the dryer. Chances are the fan can't generate enough vacuum to provide enough flow because wherever it is located is sealed too tight.

In my old house my dryer pushed through six 90s and almost seventy feet of pipe but it wouldn't function with the bathroom fan or the range hood running.
wrath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #30
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 30,764
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Default

clothes line
kickstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2014, 08:27 AM   #31
Herezja
Senior Member
 
Herezja's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-13
Location: In Limbo....Michigan
Posts: 237
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Looks like the dryer issues are solved. What did I do?? Well...hell if I know!

After I reconnected the vent in the crawlspace the "Check Vent" light was still coming on. I even unplugged the dryer and let it "reset" and it was still indicating that there was a vent issue. I went to work the next day and my wife reported to me throughout the day that the dryer was working fine, but the light was still on. Feeling beaten by an appliance, I gave up and made an appointment to have a Whirlpool Tech come take a look. That was Friday. We did a couple more loads of wash on Saturday morning and miraculously the light went out...and stayed out. Did nothing different. Hell...I didn't even touch the thing again after calling for a service request. When Whirlpool called on Saturday afternoon to confirm the timeframe for the appointment (scheduled for Monday), I canceled. Been keeping an eye on the dryer ever since and it is working perfect now.

I am pretty convinced that it was the disconnected vent piece in the crawlspace, but have no idea why it took almost 24 hours for the light to finally turn off. Oh well...it is working fine now and that's all that really matters to me

Thanks for all the advice. If this issue comes back, I am going to look into adding a vent fan.
Herezja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2014, 01:21 PM   #32
Wehan
Senior Member
 
Wehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-06
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 2,313
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Light burnt out lol
__________________
Wehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2014, 01:25 PM   #33
swampjeep
Swamp Stomper
 
swampjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Waterford, mi
Posts: 7,663
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

I have heard it said before that all problems, when left alone, have a way of fixing themselves.
swampjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2014, 01:32 PM   #34
Herezja
Senior Member
 
Herezja's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-13
Location: In Limbo....Michigan
Posts: 237
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Not true...haven't touched my Jeep in a few months and it still runs like crap.

Maybe I just haven't left it alone long enough?
Herezja is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
Thread Tools

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.16530 seconds with 41 queries