Tip & How-To about Dryers
The problem is most likely NOT in the dryer. If you have a Whirlpool, Roper, Estate, Kenmore, or Kitchenaide dryer and it does get hot, but doesn't dry your clothes in one cycle you probably have a ventilation problem. It could be a crushed pipe behind the dryer or it could be clogged/restricted somewhere under the house. Easiest way to check is to pull the vent pipe off the back and run a load like that. You should see that it works fine. Correct your vent problem and you're good to go!
If you have a GE or Hotpoint, now they actually have 2 elements and one could be burned out causing the same problem. Checking the vent pipe is the easy fix. If you pull it off, run a load, and they are still wet, you need to open it up and check the elements behind the drum. Good luck!
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Item #2986 (OEM Part)
Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.
Manufacturer Number 3392519
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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check out this electric no heat tip...
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