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Not blowing hot air anymore

After cleaning all fluff filters my unit will no longer produce hot air. My husband has replaced the heater element but still no heat. Any ideas would be really appreciated thanks

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Re: not blowing hot air anymore

There are two above and one below the heating element..they probably need to be replaced..about 30 bucks canadian..have the shop check your heating element for resistance I had the same problem with my Whirlpool, when I called around for prices one shop suggested the thermostats and then tested my element for conductivity. When it passed he sold me the thermostat replacements(they are sold in pairs) They were very easy to install, just make sure the wires are on correct..Check for small marks beside the leads and then match them up while removing old and installing new. I hope this helps

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Be sure it's not set on air fluff. Check the thermal fuse, the cutout fuse, all thermostats and the heating element . Also make sure heating element isn't grounded to the case.
Did you check around the blower wheel for lint & god knows what else. Could be the centrifical switch on the motor the heater wire goes through it. If you check all these i'm sure you will find the problem. Hope this helps

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it sounds like you have a grounded heat element and the heat will stay on all the time,very easy to check,unplug the dryer,pull the two wires off of the heat element,with a meter touch one lead to the outside metal cover of the heater and the other lead to one of the element,then check the other side of the element the same way,if it shows continuity on one end of the element it's grounded and needs to be replaced with a new heating element.and every year or 18 months you have to clean out the dryer,i use a shop vac and a leaf blower,unplug the dryer,remove the bottom panel,remove the lint filter and the metal duct that the filter slides into,vac up all the lint you can see,brush out the hole where the filter goes and with a long thin screw driver dig out the lint that's in the right and left sides of the plastic slots where the filter slides in,now with the shop vac set it to blow and blow all the lint from the back forwards and blow the motor off and vac up the lint,after you clean out the cabinet go to the back and remove the vent line from the dryer,stick the leaf blower into the vent line and blow it out to the outside,if you do this every year you'll have less problems with the dryer,your clothes will dry on time and you don't have to worry about a dryer fire.

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This indesit reverse action dryer (1S31V) has stopped blowing out hot air. I took the back off and cleaned the fluff which had clearly caused the problem. Is there a thermostat or fuse that I need to...

Hi. I have a Hotpoint tumble condensing drier which had the same problem. The solution for me was to access the heating element at the back which involved taking the back off and locating the small metal thermostat which is the size of a two pence coin and 10mm thick.There
is a small hole in the centre and all I had to do was press a fairly thick needle into the hole until there was a click which reset the
thermostat and everything was working fine. This problem does still occur now and again. By the way the heating element is attached
to the removed back with cables giving a clue which helped me find
the unit. Hope this helps Regards Peter

Feb 11, 2013 | Dryers

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Dry run hot for awhile and next time I use it it blows cold air.

Hi, this could be because your fluff filter needs cleaning out or there is a blockage in the air exhast causing the machine to overheat and the thermostat to cut out until everything cools down, if that isn't the problem then perhaps suspect a faulty time switch or bad connections on the heating element.

hope this helps

Feb 13, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer don't dry

check lint filter and dryer hose for clogs, if the dryer isn't getting hot then it may need a heater element
also, make sure the settings on the control panel are on heat and not air fluff

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Dryer does not get completely hot. Kenmore 110

most likely this is due to a build up of fluff in your filter, when this happens air can not escape and youl find your washing to be warm but still wet and far from dry.
Sugest you clean your filter, any problems feel free to get back to me

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No longer blows hot air, only cold air

when a dryer does'ny blow hot air,it's normally either the element or the stats on the element.

Nov 01, 2009 | Dryers

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Hoover tumble dryer filter light staying on and blowing cold air

if you have cleaned your filter at the door and checked the outlet is not blocked either then it will most likely be the heater element on the back of the machine, it has three parts to it, 1 thermal switch,2 is some sort of magnetic type switch and 3rd is the element its self,

problem is its only sold as one unit, but very easy to replace.

Jun 05, 2009 | Zanussi TC7102W Electric Dryer

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There are a few things to check out. 1. This may seem obvious, but make sure your temperature switch is not pointed to "fluff/air dry".
2.Is the motor running? It has to, to dry three. Make sure your door switch is engaging properly.
3. If you are so inclined, unplug the power cord and remove the back lower panel of the dryer.) Remove the vent pipe & allow the unit to run, if you now have the proper heat this means the vent is block, check the outside vent hood, the sometimes have a screen just inside that will block up not allowing for air flow.

Check all wire connections to make sure they are attached properly. If they are burned or worn, they need to be repaired or replaced. Any disruption of the circuit to the dryer element will stop its functioning.
4. Next, look for the thermostat.. which is usually a small circular metal device attached to the dryer element canister. Unscrew it and shake it slightly. You should hear a clicking noise. This should indicate that your thermostat is working (but not always!).
5. Remove the heater element canister cover and check to see that there is continuity of the element wires (no breaks). If there is a break, it needs to be repaired of replaced. You can take the heater element to a repair shop and be tested for current. If you think that you can repair any of this on your own, then go for it. Always think safety first before proceeding

Feb 21, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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The dryer is not getting hot anymore

Three things usually contribute to this:

The air (lint) filter not clean of fluff. (Is the air still blowing strong from the air vent (front or rear)?)
A faulty heating element.
A faulty thermostat

Sep 16, 2008 | Dryers

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