I've had this washer drier for about 8 years or so and pretty happy with it. Recently the drier has stopped working. It is rotating the drum ok but the fan makes a high piteched whining noise and fails to heat up.
The model on the front says WJS1665W but the closet match is the WJS1265W not sure if the 1665 is simply a variant of the one listed on this site.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: Dryer not heating
Hi, Can you get access to the top of the machine? If so take off the top make sure it is unplugged first,, Then at the rear there should be a fan with a belt drive on it? this should be free to turn? If not then this could be the problem. It could also be the plastic vent assembly that is located beneath the fan housing as they get blocked up with fluff this will need to cleaned out. You will need to take the back off for this exercise.
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You state you had a short in the home. Since the washer is on 110V system, you can try a different outlet and see if the machine works. Although you state that it isn't on the same part of the panel as the washer/dryer, and the dryer works, the dryer is on a different breaker, and it may indeed have had some effect on the panel that hooks to the washer. Try my first option, and let me know how you make out. I believe you'll find that to be the trouble
Hi, Either the elements have blown, or it could be a device called a thermal overload which has popped. (There may also be a loose wire which connects to the heating elements). Have your drier checked out by a good handyman or technician. Best wishes, Graemevm
In order to test the element, you will need an ohm meter. It should test at 8 - 12 ohms. If it is not the element, it could be any of you other thermostats, here's a rundown: thermal fuse. It is white and about an inch and a half long and had two wires going into it. Thermal cuttoffs, one is right next to the element, and the other is further above the element. If one of these is bad, you will need to replace them both. the last is the thermostat with heat anticipator. this thermostat will have four wires going into it and is located right next to your thermal fuse. To test any of these thermostats unplug the wires leading to them and test each lead with your ohm meter, if you have steady numbers or 'countdown' it is fine, move on to the next. once you reach one that reads 'ol' or 'open line' that is the thermostat that is bad. Good luck and happy fixin'!
ngfam1 here for you!
I am happy to be of assistance!
Did you check the outside vent opening!If the screen outside that prevents small animals from entering gets even half way cloged, you will loose heat!!!
Otherwise this is a situation that you will need service!
Here is the service company I refer my appliance customers too!
A&E Factory Service
A Nation Wide Company. / Available 24 / 7 for arranging appointments! In the USA.
If this dryer is 10 years old or more do not spend any money on it! The new ones are much more efficient! If you have to replace it buy a Speed Queen , it will do 8 loads a week for 25 years! It's the last washer and dryer I will ever buy!!!! And less expensive than a top of the line unit!
You will be fine now!
PS. PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD RATING HERE ON FIXYA.COM BEFORE YOU SIGN OFF!
Disconnect the vent at the back of the dryer and dry a load unvented to make sure you don't have a clog in the vent line too the outside causing an air flow restriction, if still not drying check and make sure the blower wheel that circulates the heat inside the dryer isn't broken.
The timer won't advance unless te clothes are drying with heat.(No heat, no movement).
Check your fuse or breaker box to see if you have a tripped 30 amp breaker,(Flip breaker OFF then back ON), or blown 30 amp fuse.(Replace both 30 amp fuses to eliminate the possibility of being wrong).
If these check ok,(be certain), then you have a breakdown on the heat side of the 240 volt circuit, at which point, I would recommend calling a technician.
Problem solved by clearing out the condensate container which on inspection was full of dried up fluff and dead tissues! This is not a ****that is mentioned in the manual and access to the bin is pretty tricky so I suspect there are lots of machines out there with the same problem waiting to happen.
Access was gained by taking the top of the machine off, removing the dryer motor and then scraping out the muck using a wire coathanger and a vacuum cleaner.
The sensor are malfunction/ test the sesor w/multi tester test both terminal if does respond or reading sensor open/ mostly malfunction of drier are sensor /the element will not glow or hot if sensor is the problem.
check for flow of air through the dryer arts as it sounds like the clicking is the thermal cut out activating, this prevents the dryer from overheating, the common cause for overheating is blockage (no air flow) or the fan that blows the air round the machine is not working, or not working properly, so check the fan see if its turning etc
hope i have helped, if so please rate me