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    How much effect should temp in cold shop have on the drying time of a dryer that has an operating stat with bias heater, and no thermistor?

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    I am assuming ambient temp does not have as much effect on a thermistor as it does op stat without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boman View Post
    How much effect should temp in cold shop have on the drying time of a dryer that has an operating stat with bias heater, and no thermistor?
    A ton!
    I noticed even if the flapper is stuck open and cold air drafts back into the dryer and makes the dryer colder than normal room temp it takes longer to dry.
    So a whole room colder than normal room temp will make the dryer take longer to dry for sure.

    I am assuming ambient temp does not have as much effect on a thermistor as it does op stat without one.
    To a point it will still effect it, the resistance of the thermistor will change depending on it's ambient surrounding temp.

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    Will ambient temp make the thermometer used for testing the cycling temps show readings out of norm since it is on the end of the discharge/venting tube?
    In other words, the thermometer is showing quite a bit lower temp than the drum actually has? That and the cycling stat is close to the end of tube too sensing air that had to travel the length of the lint discharge chute and may cool a bit in a cold room?

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    Will ambient temp make the thermometer used for testing the cycling temps show readings out of norm since it is on the end of the discharge/venting tube?
    Yes.
    I would think close, midway or at the end would all be effected some how.

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