Question about Dryers
The dryer was not getting hot so my husband cleaned the vents and then it seemed to be working, it heated up. Then about 10 minutes into the cylce I heard a loud noise and then it quit. When I tried to restart it it wouldn't, help. This was a great dryer, it dried so quickly compared to my others and I haven't used it that much so I would like to repair it if possible. Can you offer any help. Thank you, My dryer is only 2 years old. I do maybe 3 loads a week. One day last week it stopped heating. We cleaned the lint out , it then worked right for 2 loads and now doesn't heat atall. Can this be fixed ??
There is a possibility, depending on your circuit-breaker setup, that your dryer is on a double breaker. If one of the sides of that double breaker trips, you will usually not get power at all, however, sometimes when this happens, the motor will still turn, but there will not be enough voltage running through that one breaker to power the heating element as well. Hopefully this will help. Have a great day!
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Is this a heating issue or the fan is not working. let me know the status ...thanks ...kevin
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Depending on the make and model, you should have a temperature sensor somewhere on the heating element box. That may be malfunctioning. They are usually less that $10 USD and replacement is real easy. Simply unbolt the old one, pull the two wire from it, put the wires on the new one and rebolt it to the heater unit.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
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