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    ELC dryer material

    Took appart my ELC dryer and all the desecant "beads" were still loose. Does that mean they will still perform drying or since they are so old (91 deville) I should refill with kitty litter?

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    Re: ELC dryer material

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    Moved to the proper Deville forum.

    Kitty litter won't work - too dusty - abrasive dust. The filter/dryer is available as a separate maintenance part.

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    Re: ELC dryer material

    Can't you just throw that desiccant in the oven to dry it out and rejuvenate it and then reuse it?

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    Re: ELC dryer material

    Trouble with that is, if the existing dessicant is full of snot, even oven drying won't restore the airflow characteristics of the dryer canister.

    The OP says his canister beads are still loose - he could probably get away with an oven cook - 30 minutes at 200.

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    Re: ELC dryer material

    Worst case scenario, couldn't the desiccant be washed off, then heated, dried and reused?

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    Re: ELC dryer material

    Not sure, Ranger - I would guess the silica gel would simply melt ?????? All the little packets that come in electronics equipment - "Do Not Eat" - that's the dessicant used in the filter/dryer.

    The exhaust feature in the ELC solenoid head is supposed to "blow down" the dessicant canister upon an exhaust command in order to dry it - obviously it doesn't work forever.

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    Re: ELC dryer material

    If it's the same stuff I'm thinking of, I don't think it will melt. Read the description of this product. I've used it for years. Come to think of it, it probably needs to be "baked".

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    Re: ELC dryer material

    Same here - I heat it all the time - just don't wash it.

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