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How to Fix a Gas Dryer That Does Not Heat .

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  1. Check if the power cord is plugged into the wall. It may have come loose while moving the dryer.
  2. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers for any that may have burned out or tripped. Most gas dryers require power from two fuses or circuit breakers. Often, your dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working. Replace any burned out fuses and reset any tripped circuit breakers.
  3. Determine if the heating element in your gas dryer is burned out by using an ohm meter to check for continuity. If the test reveals there is no continuity, then you will need to fix the heating problem by having an authorized repairman replace the heating element.
  4. Inspect the thermal fuse to see if it's burned out. You will find the fuse attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. It's usually surrounded by a black resin material situated in a housing made of white plastic. If the fuse looks like it's blown, then it needs to be replaced.
  5. Ascertain if the main wiring connection from the house to the dryer is broken. A gas dryer can still tumble with partial power, but an inadequate connection with the main power supply to the house may be causing your gas dryer to remain cold. If this is the problem, you may need to replace the power cord that goes to the dryer as well as the terminal block that is attached to the wire itself.
  6. Look at the gas valve coils to determine if they are faulty. If the igniter radiates but then shuts off before it ignites the gas, then the coils are probably bad. Replace the coils and your problem should be solved. Also, if you find the igniter working properly then the problem may be with the radiant heat sensor. The sensors are usually located close by the igniter so are easily visible. Hire a repairman to replace these faulty parts.

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Check the AC adapter and power cord. It sounds as if either one end of the cord near the transformer box is loose, or the end that plugs into the computer is loose/not connecting properly.
Failing that, make sure the wall socket you have the cord plugged into has power (try plugging something else into it). If everything I mentioned checks out, there could be something wrong with your battery.

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Before you actually replace the power supply, check some other things first:
1. Wall socket
2. Power strip/surge protector
3. Power cable
4. On the back of the computer, where the power cable plugs into, is the red switch set to 115? It should be 115.
5. Make sure that the power cable is not connected to a regular extension cord. Power cable must plug directly into a surge protector that is not daisy-chained to another power strip, surge protector, or normal (household) extension cord. Surge protector must be directly plugged into wall socket.

If none of the above solve the problem, open up the case and ensure that all power connections are secure. Also check ALL other components' connections. Any loose connections can cause problems for you.

If everything is secure and the problem persists, replace the power supply.

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If you have unplugged the unit and performed a continuity (resistance) check from the end of the power cord to where it connects to the terminal block at the back of the appliance, then the next logical step is to perform a voltage check of the wall receptacle itself. If the voltage at the receptacle is good, but you are having connectivity issues with the appliance plugged in, the receptacle terminals may have become loose, or you may have a power cord that has a loose or broken wire. This intermittent connectivity can cause the receptacle and/or power cord to heat up and cause a fire. With the appliance unplugged, connect an ohmmeter to either end of the power cord and perform a continuity check. Move the power cord to see if the readings are constant. If you have intermittent resistance readings, you have a bad power cord. If the power cord still checks good, then I would recommend having an electrician check your wall receptacle before using the appliance again. If you still have questions, let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Clear any paper or carriage path obstructions Right-click the link below to open a new browser window with specific instructions about how to clear paper jams. When you have completed paper jam removal instructions, return to this point in these instructions to continue resolving a carriage stall. Click here for information on resolving paper jams (c00095617).
  1. With the product turned on, open the print cartridge access door. The print carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position.
  2. Without turning off the product, unplug the power cord from the back of the product. Unplug the power cord from the power source. The power cord must be unplugged to allow the parts to be moved by hand and to reset the paper feed mechanism, without the risk of an electrical shock.
  3. Looking in through either the print cartridge access door or the output paper tray, make sure the print cartridges are locked into the carriage and have not come loose. Also, make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving.
  4. Make sure the print carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions found. You may have to reach through the output paper tray to access the print carriage.
  5. Close the print cartridge access door and plug the power cord back to the back of the product. Plug the power cord into the power source.
  6. Press the On button to turn on the product.
Plug the product directly into a wall outlet Follow these steps to make sure that the product is correctly connected to a suitable power source.
  1. Make sure that the computer and the HP All-in-One both have a three-prong power plug.
  2. Remove the power cord from any power strips or surge suppressors, and plug it directly into a grounded wall outlet.
Perform a partial reset A partial reset will return user settings to factory defaults. On some models, language and country/region settings are also reset. Perform a partial reset of the product by following the instructions below.
  1. Unplug the power cord from the unit.
  2. Reconnect the power cord into the unit.
  3. When the lights begin to flash, press and hold the On/Resume and Paper Size buttons.
  4. When only the On/Resume light is flashing, release the buttons. When the On/Resume light is steady, the reset is complete.
  5. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions on this page.
    • If the issue is not resolved , continue to the next step.
Remove and re-install the print cartridges Improper placement or installation of the product's print cartridges can cause the product to indicate a carriage stall error condition. Ensure correct installation of the print cartridges by following the instructions below.
  1. With the printer plugged in and turned on, open the cartridge access door (see the illustration). After a moment, the print carriage should come to the center. The print cartridge carriage is the plastic part that holds the print cartridges. When the carriage is at the center of the access area, unplug the printer.
  2. Remove the cartridges from the carriage and check them for damage. Check for obstructions under and around the carriage. Replace any damaged cartridges.
  3. Reinstall the print cartridges.
    • The black or photo cartridge goes on the right.
    • The tri-color cartridge goes on the left.
  4. Close the cartridge access door, plug the printer back in and turn it on.
  5. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions on this page.
    • If the issue is not resolved , continue to the next step.
Service the printer If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

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Solution Follow the steps below until the above issue is resolved. All of the following steps may not be necessary to resolve the issue. Step one: Clear any paper or carriage path obstructions Right-click the link below to open a new browser window with specific instructions about how to clear paper jams. When you have completed paper jam removal instructions, return to this point in these instructions to continue resolving a carriage stall. Click here for information on resolving paper jams (c00107909). (in English). Moving the carriage
  1. With the product turned on, open the print cartridge access door. The print carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position.
  2. Without turning off the product, unplug the power cord from the back of the all-in-one. Unplug the power cord from the power source. The power cord must be unplugged to allow the parts to be moved by hand and to reset the paper feed mechanism, without the risk of an electrical shock.
  3. Looking in through either the print cartridge access door or the output paper tray, verify that the print cartridges are locked into the carriage and have not come loose. Also verify that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving.
  4. Verify that the print carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions found. You may have to reach through the output paper tray to access the print carriage.
  5. Close the print cartridge access door and plug the power cord back to the back of the product. Plug the power cord into the power source.
  6. Press the On button to turn on the product.
  7. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions on this page.
    • If the issue is not resolved , continue to the next step.
Step two: Ensure correct installation of the front panel overlay If the front panel overlay, or bezel, is incorrectly installed, the product may indicate a false carriage stall error condition. If the product has not been set up before, ensure correct installation of the front panel overlay by following the instructions below. If the front panel overlay is already installed, and your printer has been working for some time, do not attempt to re-install the overlay. Press firmly on the overlay to ensure proper installation of the overlay adhesive or pins.
NOTE: 12If the front panel overlay is already installed, proceed to the next step.
  1. Insert the two tabs of the bezel into the top slots on the unit. Figure 1: Inserting the tabs c00303994.gif
  2. Tilt the bezel down and press firmly. Verify that the tabs lock into position and that the cover is even with the edges of the unit. Figure 2: Locking the tabs c00303995.gif
  3. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions on this page.
    • If the issue is not resolved , continue to the next step.
Step three: Plug the product directly into a wall outlet Verify that the product is properly connected to a suitable power source by following the instructions below.
  1. Verify that the computer and the all-in-one product have a three-prong power plug.
  2. Unplug the power cable from the back of the all-in-one.
  3. Unplug the product cable from any power strips or surge suppressors, and plug it directly into a grounded (three-prong) wall outlet.
  4. Plug the power cable into the back of the all-in-one.
  5. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions on this page.
      NOTE: If the product prints when plugged directly into a wall outlet while unplugged from any power strips or surge suppressors, the power strip or surge suppressor may not be allowing sufficient voltage to reach the product.

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