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Re: dryer only gets hot when empty
There is a high temperature limit switch in the exhaust duct. It may be opening up on you at lower temp. than it should. You could also have lint buildup in the duct causing it to open up at lower temp. First check the duct and make sure it does not have buildup in it. Then locate the Hi Temp limit sw. and replace it.
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If the drum was turning or if the blower caused it not to turn before you replaced the blower make sure the blower and the motor will turn maybe didn't get something back right. Did you clean all the lint or anything out of the blower housing and the vents. Recheck the idler pully and be sure the belt is threaded right. I have seen this happen and drum would't turn. If it's getting too hot sounds like the air is not getting pulled through the drum or the high limit is not shuting it down when it gets too hot . Check all thermastats and the high limit cut off. You can check them with a ohm meter. Check and see if you can turn the drum by hand.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT. Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then: Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater /thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
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if you not technicail dont try,,,unit needs to be plug in for some tests...warning,,to start im thinking unit runs but dont heat..chech your operating thermastat first ,,next check yiur hi limit thermestat..they should be closed,,if good check your ignitor there should be 110 present..
I am not familiar with this particular unit, but I have a condensing dryer (Malber) which pumps out the water by itself. I am guessing that your unit requires you to empty a bin manually. Even if the bin is empty, I think the unit thinks it needs to be emptied and that is why the dryer will not work to give you hot air. If you do have such a bin, it might have a weight switch which the unit uses to detect if the bin needs emptying. See if the weight switch is working. The same weight switch idea is used on dehumidifiers.