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Dryer drying light going off then heater stoppes working

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  • stevetinks Sep 23, 2008

    still spins light gose out then the air is cold switch off light come,s on for a little time then gose off

  • stevetinks Sep 23, 2008

    still spins light gose out then the air is cold switch off light come,s on for a little time then gose off

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What make and model number?mike

Posted on Sep 23, 2008


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Need more info,does it spin and work at all?let me know-mike

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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This is probably the 'cycling' or 'high limit' thermostat going bad (or a sensor if it's an electronically controlled dryer). When this thermostat goes bad, it turns the heating element off too soon (because of internal physical wear) and the dryer runs at far too low of a temperature to efficiently dry clothes.

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Dryer taking to long to dry


Overloading
1. One of the simplest problems to remedy could simply be that you are putting too many items inside the machine during the drying cycle. Avoid overloading your dryer, as this might cause your dryer to work extra hard to dry your clothing, extending the length of the dry cycle.
Wrong Heat Setting
2. A common issue with clothes dryers could be the wrong heat setting. Most home dryers feature several settings, from low heat settings to high heat and permanent press. Be sure the setting you choose is right for your needs. Another setting to check is the load size of your dryer. If you are drying a large amount of clothes, be sure the setting for large loads on high heat is selected. Choosing the wrong heat setting or load size can cause your clothes and linens to take longer to dry.
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3. One of the simplest fixes for drying issues might just be that your lint trap is clogged. Each time you use your dryer, lint will form in the trap. If the lint trap and vents are full, this could block air going into your dryer and slow down if not completely stop the drying process. After you use your dryer, remove this lint trap and empty it fully. Even if the lint trap is full, your other dryer vents might be clogged as well.
Clogged Vents
4. If your clothes are in the dryer for a long amount of time, but still not drying, the reason for this could be a clogged vent. A sign that your vent is clogged is if your clothes are warm or hot to the touch after sitting in the dryer, but still damp. To unclog your dryer vent, you may need professional assistance. This is especially necessary if your dryer vent leading out of the house is particularly long.
Heat Source
5. If the dryer is not getting enough heat to dry your clothes,something could be wrong with the heating system. After the drying cycle, touch your clothes to see if they are warm. If not, this means that the heating mechanism is malfunctioning. It will need to be repaired or replaced by a professional.

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My Bosch electric dryer wta3510uc heats but doesnt get hot like other dryers. why is that? it takes over an hour to dry or even more and it use to seem much hotter. clothes are still cool and damp after 40...


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My roper REX3514 Dryer will only dry on the time cycle.


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Dryer overheat and stoppping too soon


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