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Continental Pocket Dryer turning but not drying

  • 1.  Continental Pocket Dryer turning but not drying

    Posted 05-14-2018 09:47
    My wife an I recently purchased a Laundromat in Minnesota. It has a mix of newer and older equipment. I am relatively new to maintenance and repair for commercial laundry equipment but am I am no stranger to fixing things.

    One of our older pocket dryers, a 30lb Continental (model#DLC30CGQ), is having an issue where it is not heating up. The basket turns but it doesn't fire up and the iginitor doesn't fire either. Does anyone have experience dealing with this age/model of dryer and have any thoughts to the most likely culprit of this issue?

    Any help is appreciated!

    -Ryan

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    Ryan Bechel
    Non-Industry
    Red Wing MN
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  • 2.  RE: Continental Pocket Dryer turning but not drying

    Posted 05-14-2018 12:48
    Swap out the ignitor with an ignitor from a dryer that works.

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    Jim Rumczikas
    Owner/Repairman/Janitor/Shift Fill In Person
    Clean N Bright Coin Laundry & Dry Cleaners
    Dallas TX
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  • 3.  RE: Continental Pocket Dryer turning but not drying

    Posted 05-15-2018 14:51
    This is a dryer that was produced by Dexter for Continental. It has a safety overheat thermostat that is resettable and is located in the rear and inside of a silver metal box with a hole in the center. Take a pencil or something insulated that can push in the button  inside the hole to reset. It also could be a spark box/DSI module or High voltage wire that goes to ignitor, or the airflow switch.
    Good luck,
    Bruce Kusgen

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    Bruce Kusgen
    Distributor Employee
    Ed Brown Distributors
    Dallas TX
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  • 4.  RE: Continental Pocket Dryer turning but not drying

    Posted 05-16-2018 11:35
    Just an update..I found the manual and tested the air temperature circuit and found the issue was a dirty temperature sensing probe. Cleaned it up and she fired right back up. Thanks for the help!

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    Ryan Bechel
    Non-Industry
    Red Wing MN
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