Fisher & Paykel gas dryer cycling issue

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Old 12-09-12, 03:38 PM
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Fisher & Paykel gas dryer cycling issue

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We have a Fisher & Paykel DG27CW1 top loading gas dryer. It has been great in the 3-4 years we've had it. Normally, it cycles on and off many times as part of it's cycle. A couple of times now, it hasn't stopped. Yesterday, we had to shut the machine off to break the cycle.

My guess is that it has a bad sensor of some sort and that if I knew what it was, I could fix it myself, but I don't know. Also, yesterday, the clothes were not 100% dry.

Can anyone give me some help on this?

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Old 12-09-12, 07:24 PM
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I had a reply all entered in and the website dropped it

During the drying cycle the gas burner cycles on and off constantly. It can not get stuck on or your machine would have a melt down. There are cycling sensors, overheat sensors and a very expensive sensor control module. Best to know what's bad before replacing parts.

Is the timer getting stuck ?
You say you have to shut the machine off to break the cycle ? Does that mean that if you did nothing the dryer would keep running? Like for hours ?
If you have to stop the machine then the clothes wont be dry.

As a service tech I hear the slow drying/clothes damp complaint all the time. Most dryer problems can be directly attributed to clogged or partially clogged exhaust line. It is extremely important for good air flow.
 
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Old 12-10-12, 01:23 AM
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Are the clothes dry or damp? Did they get hot?
 
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Thanks guys.

The exhaust is definitely not clogged. The vent line is only about 16" long from machine to outside grill. The clothes were warm, just a little damp in the thickest areas. The machine did run for hours before we shut it down.
 
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Old 12-11-12, 03:18 PM
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It ran for hours and the clothes were still damp and warn? something does not add up. Even with a resisted air flow it heater is working clothes should be dry. Make sure the clothes are getting hot stop cycle in middle and feel clothes. That dryer is a hard one to work on . Can't be to much help asonly have seen it twice and each time 2 men worked on it.
 
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Old 12-11-12, 04:38 PM
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Was that in an automatic cycle ?

Is there a manual (timed only) cycle you can try ?
 
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I don't think there's a timed cycle but will look into it and reply back.
 
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Am remembering more about your dryer there is a filter screen on right side that could block air flow. Take off vent hose in back and feel air flow should blow pretty hard. If gas is cycling pretty fast every minute or so usually air flow problem.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...DG27CW1&blt=06
here is break down of dryer.
 
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Old 12-12-12, 05:42 PM
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pugsi.....I was looking at that but the cycling and high heat sensors aren't clearly identified. I was trying to find an actual wiring diagram but have not yet.

I do see a fancy sensor control module.
 
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Old 12-13-12, 02:57 AM
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We almost quit servicing them dryer is a monster to work on, We do not do warranty work for them any more.
 
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