Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Rinnai RD-600CG gas dryer repair

I have this Rinnai gas dryer since 2007. It has served us well until last year August when it stopped working. When there is any loading in the dryer, it will not operate and the drum will not turn. When there is no load, the drum may turn. So, in the end, we have to let the drum turn and then load in the clothes, few pieces at a time.

After the CNY, I think it is better to get the specialist to look into this. Talking to the technical guy at Rinnai, it seems that the capacitor is faulty and needs to be replaced. The cost is about $90 (labour & Transport charges) + $25 (capacitor). He recommends to replace the motor fan belt ($58).

The appointment is scheduled for today at 10am and the technician arrives on time.

The repair work takes about 1 hour. Total bill cost is $185.11. The service is acceptable and I recommend people with problems on the gas dryer to call them (+65 6748 9011).

I have been using this gas dryer and so far, besides the capacitor issue, I think it is a good investment if you don't want to hang your clothes on poles to dry. As it uses gas to create the heat to dry the clothes, there is no weird smell and the drying process takes less then 40 minutes with full load. It saves on electricity as a typical electric dryer will take about 2 hours.



See my blog on Rinnai RD-600CG gas dryer cleaning.

16 comments:

  1. Hi! Doing some research on gas dryers. Is there a specific location you can leave the dryer at? Can I build a vented cupboard around it?

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  2. The dryer needs space to ventilate. Hot air and wet air needs to escape. Not a good idea to build any cupboard around it.

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  3. The dryer should be installed at well-ventilated areas such as near the kitchen window or service balcony/yard. In my case, the dryer is placed on a rack above the washing machine. However, the exhaust is opposite the window and sometimes due to the wind direction, the hot moist air could not escape through the window. There is an exhaust on the top of the dryer which you may check with the vendor whether a ducting can be extended from this exhaust towards the window.

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  4. Hi

    How much does it cost to trunk the gas pipe to the service balcony area?

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    1. Hi Nick,

      I'm not sure the cost. I guess you need to ask your contractor for quotation. Thanks for visiting my blogs.

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  5. Yr blog info came in handy..tks..will be calling on a repairman fr my "bough the same time and same model as yours clothes dryer".

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    1. No problem, glad that my blog can help. City Gas still uses this same model at the moment. I have feedback to them to see whether there is a smaller size model with width at 60cm, same like washing machine. My new place has an area that is too small for the current model.

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    2. Hi BK ..Serviceman coming on Monday to replace fan belt. Thanks again.

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    3. Hi JazzM, no problem. Maybe you can ask the serviceman to check your capacitor too. I had the capacitor melt-down issue.

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  6. look like it is getting spoilt at the same time. mine just broke down. error 90

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    1. Call them to come and check for you.

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    2. Hi Tony Lai,

      Can share what is the repair done for your error code 90?
      Mine just happened halfway thru the drying cycle.

      Cleaning all filters still have the error 90 come back.

      Thank you.

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  7. Hi, can it dry any types of clothes without shrinking?

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  8. Hi..you will have to check each individual piece of clothing label for symbols. For me, I will dry cotton. Also read the instr manual for the dryer - help prlong machine usage. Hipe that helps.

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  9. Thank you for blogging this. Saved me time from looking up the contact for the service centre and the cost.

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    1. Charles, you are welcome. I hope the number is still valid.

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