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Dryer is on and tumbling, but not heating up

I suspect that my heating element may be out but I can't figure out where it is in the back of the dryer. I cleaned the lint out of the vent hose to make sure its not clogged and I flipped the circuit breakers in my panel to make sure the wasn't the problem. I opened up the back of the dryer, but all I see are a few wires. I don't have any sort of ohm meter or anything like that to test for current. The dryer runs fine, however it is no longer drying the clothes. I cleaned all the lint out and put a new vent hose on. Still not drying. I'm sure it's the heating element or the thermostate ( same thing ).

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  • swbaker1152 Dec 17, 2008

    No reset button on this particular model

  • swbaker1152 Dec 17, 2008

    Hey pc6493 any other advice would be greatly appreciated on the dryer not drying. I looked for a reset button and found nothing. I took the back off, the appliance guy is to come over in the morning. I would like to try this on my own, because the appliance man is expensive. swbaker1152.

  • swbaker1152 Dec 17, 2008

    Thanks pc6493.

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Most driers have a overload cut-out switch to protect the element from overheating
these are usually on the right hand side of the ( Bump / hump panel at the back ) should be a plastic thpe button that re-sets the overload
- got to be worth a try

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • pc6493 Dec 17, 2008

    Hi

    Think very carefully about paying for a drier repair as they have come down in price a lot ( Dixons / Currys are very competative ) Try www pricerunner

    Now some heating elements are WELL hidden so -If appliance guy is coming ask for a FREE quote- leave off back cover and ask him to point out what he will be replacing

    you will then know where element is - price one yourself and decide next action

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