Tip & How-To about Dryers
If the electric dryer
does not heat at all then there are some possibilities that have to be checked
to confirm the fault.
1)check whether you are getting power to the dryer from electric out let to which the dryer is connected. The power problem can also occur if the fuse is blown or the circuit breaker is got tripped.
2) Other possibility for dryer not heating is the blown thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is located to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. This fuse blows out if the dryer gets overheated or any short circuit occurs in the house when dryer is in working.
3) The other possibility if the power is ok and if the thermal fuse is ok. Then the problem can be due to fault in the heating element. The heating element looks like a long coil of special wire. You can check heating elements continuity with an ohm meter. If there is no continuity that means the element is bad and you need to replace it. The heating elements cannot be repaired it should be replaced if faulty.
4) But if all the above mentioned possibilities checks out OK, and still the same problem, then there is a fault in the wiring. Check the main power cord of the dryer which you connect in the electric out let. If the power wire is got internally burned out or got cut in between the dryer will not get proper power and will not work Due to partial power.
This will help. Thanks.
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