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Dryer won't heat



Looked through posts, but don't know where to start. Should I take off the front or rear panels? How do I take off these panels?

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  • danfrantz Nov 30, 2008

    No heat at all.  Lint filter inside.  How do I check?


    Thanks for your response.

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Whats going on w/ dryer,,slow heat? no heat at all cool running slow heat (exhaust problem)check exhaust hose,no heat thermal fuse depends were lint screen is located on top fuse on ,,lint screen inside dryer behind blower housing ,,,

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Admiral dryer super capacity dryer won't heat up and light doesn't stay on. It happened when we first brought it home years ago and the repair may said to reset some button but I don't kn


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Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door Switch

If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.

Thermal Fuse / Thermal Cut out

On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel or behind the front panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing or is sometimes round and made of metal and plastic.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse this is the most common reason for blowing the fuse. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring

Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

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How to Install the Heating Element of Maytag Amana Dryer?


The procedure is as follows:--- 1) First of all unplug the dryer from electric outlet for safety reasons.2) There are two panels in the dryer. One is top and other is front panel.3) Both the panels are secured by clips in between them.4) Take a putty knife and insert it in between the top panel and the front panel of the dryer. Press the retaining clips with knife and separate the top and front panel by Lifting up on one corner of the top panel to release the opposite retaining clip.5) After the clips are pressed both the panels will easily get separated. But take care there will be a connecting wires between the panels. You don’t have to pull that wire while separating the panels.6) You will see the door switch on the upper right side corner area of the front panel.7) Remove the wire harness from the door switch carefully.8) The remove the flange of the front panel to the side panel on each side by removing the screws.9) The front panel will get separated from dryer after removing the screws.10) Now with the help of screw driver remove the screws holding the drum bulkhead of the dryer.11) Now push the idler pulley between the drum and the motor assembly with you hand to loosen the belt tension.12) The belt will easily come out one you loosen the belt tension.13) After the belt is out. Carefully lift and remove the drum. Now on the lower rear side you will see the heating element.14) There are wires connecting on the sides of the heating element terminals. The wires are connected by removable connector.15) Remove the connector carefully from heating element with the help of needle nose plier.16) After the wires are removed from heating element’s terminals.Remove the screws holding the heating element.17) The heating will have to be moved a bit to come out easily. Before removing the heating element out.Please note down the position of old heating element. So while placing the new heating element you don’t face any problem.18) Remove the old heating element and insert the new heating element.19) Connect all the wires as it were connected before.20) Refit all the parts which you removed while removing the old heating element in reverse method. Take care you don’t miss any part fitting.
This will help. Thanks.

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I looked through the peep hole in front of my gas dryer and I don't see anything lit.Dryer spins great, but doesn't heat up. What is the problem?


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Inglis gas dryer, model IA72100 The drum moves but there is no heat. I have taken the front and rear panel off. for starts Is there supposed to be a pilot light? It is a older model. If there is, how do...


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

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The air blows but there is no heat. damn thing is only year and half old and samsung will not help


Unplug the dryer. Remove the control panel on the top. Look inside for a sheet of paper with the wiring diagram or service instructions. If you don't find one there, look on the back cover panel. (Every US appliance maker provides this, but I've never looked inside a Samsung dryer so I don't know about their practice.)

If you find the wiring diagram, you can use it to identify the wires going to the thermostats and heating elements. Now you can use an ohmmeter to check which part is open; the wiring colors marked on the diagram will let you find the terminals in the control panel going to the thermostats and heaters so you don't have to take everything apart for diagnosis. Note: in a typical dryer, if you get no heat on Medium, but you get heat on the Low setting, you already know the Medium heat element is burned out. High heat uses both elements.

If you don't find a wiring diagram, you will have to look for the thermostats and heater terminals. Usually there is a thermostat mounted on the door frame at or near the top of the opening to the drum. There will be a second thermostat mounted on the top of the heater pan or box. Usually these are supposed to be closed (you get continuity) when they are closed. The heaters should show some resistance, but should not be open.

If you find an open circuit from the control panel, it doesn't mean the part itself is bad; it could be a problem with the wiring terminal connecting the part. This is often obvious when you see it; the insulation at the terminal will show signs of overheating.

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How to remove back to replace element on kenmore 110.63942101


The rear panel does not come off on this model dryer. The heating element is located inside the dryer under the drum on the lower right hand side. You will need to open the toe panel under the door to access the dryer interior. This is accompished by placing a putty knife along the top seam of the toe panel where it meets the dryer front panel. There is a retaining clip about two inches in from each side that you must depress with the putty knife to release the panel. With the retaining clips released, the toe panel will open, allowing access to the dryer interior.

CAUTION: Always ensure you UNPLUG the dryer or secure the power source before servicing anything inside. Dangerous voltage is still present, even with the dryer turned off.


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How do I take off the back to get to elements and fuse on my kenmore elite dryer, I took screws off but the top appears to be welded.


Getting to the heating circuits is not the same on every model of dryer. Some dryers have heating circuits in the REAR of the dryer, some have the heating circuits located inside the cabinet UNDER the drum and others have heating circuits BEHIND the drum.

If your dryer has the lint screen on the TOP of the unit, you will need to remove the BACK panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits.

If the dryer has the lint screen in the DOOR, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door by using a putty knife to release the retaining clips. They will be located along the seam in the front about 2 inches in from each side. If this is a Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet, the lower toe panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge of the panel.

If you do not have a toe panel, you will need to lift the dryer top and remove the entire FRONT panel to access the internal components.

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I would check the fuse first, here is how:
UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the rear panel of the dryer and locate the fuse. It is white and ¼” wide and 3” long. It is located on the blower housing. Remove the wires and check to see if it has continuity. If it does not, you need to replace it.
If the dryer heats in first part of cycle and stops late in cycle, you will need to change the coils on the gas valve. Here is how:
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Hi, Remove the little cap on the front panel lower left corner and start the dryer. Look into the hole and see if the ignitor glows (5 - 10 seconds)
If the ignitor does not glow, try this: Normal 0 UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the rear panel of the dryer and locate the fuse. It is white and ¼” wide and 3” long. It is located on the blower housing. Remove the wires and check to see if it has continuity. If it does not, you need to replace it.
If the ignitor glows and then shuts off before you see a flame, try this:
Normal 0 UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off. You will see the two black coils on the gas valve. When you remove the three wire coil, make sure the sleeve inside it gets put back on the post the coils slides onto. I know this is a lot of info but, it's the most popular problems.
Please let me know if this help or if I can assist you further.

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