Question about Dryers
No heat, air blows, drum tumbles.
From inside to outside the air path is lint free.
I'm pretty sure now the heating element needs replacing.
How do I take dryer panel(s) off to replace the heating element?
FYI: In the past I had a Kenmore, the heating element is very easy to access and replace.
What is brand and model #??
Posted on Sep 28, 2017
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Posted on Sep 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kenmore 70 sereis not drying
Stephanie, your best bet is call a repairman. It sounds like the igniter ororifice is not getting the gas. If you are not sure what to look for, call for help. It will be worth it in the long run.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
the thermostat near the element is your high-limit shut off fuse. look for other and change it, it would be your cycling thermostats. Your dryer is not cycling and the one you changed is doing exactly what it is suppose to do, saving you a fire. basically your dryer is overheating.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
It is a breker in the dryer and you can reset it yourself and het it fixed and drying. Hre is how you can do it...
If you lift off the top by prying it up in the 2 front corners with a flat tip screw driver it will lift up to the back and then take out the 2 top front screws.There are 2 screws in the front off the lint catcher that you get to by opening the front door take them out and then the front off the dry comes off. Then you have to look at the heating tube (where the gas is ignited and the fire burns, which is in the bottom of the dyer under the drum) on the sides of the tube are sensors that are in holes in the tube, There is one that is on the side of the tube on the inside towards the middle of the dryer, it has 2 wires connected to it and in between the 2 wires where they connect to the sensor is a very small button which is a breaker. Push the button in and the gas will start to ignite again and you will get heat in the drum. I am not sure why this does this but it will happen more and more if it starts to happen, so you will start to get used to taking the front off. A service man showed me this after his 3rd trip within days to my house after I asked him how he was fixing it so fast without replacing anything. This was within a year of purchase... I am acually going to replace the switch to see if this will stop it from tripping like it does now which sometime can be as much as in between every load or can go for weeks with no problem....I have the matching pair of LG Front Loading Washer and Dryer which were very expensive and although they do a great job when working it is when they are working that is the problem. Since being new in 3 years both have broken numerous times including this self repairing pain in the *** problem which you are just starting to go thru. I have just gotten done fixing the washer for the 5th time by installing a sensor on the motor to keep the drum spinning this is 2nd one and I can't even tell you how many other repairs I have done. But I can telll you I can take apart to pieces by memory both of them in minutes from doing it so much and for the money spent this should not be this way. You should not have to spend a couple thousand dollars on a washer and dryer and have to become a repair man for the LG company just to get your wash done but yet this is what hapeened to me and it isnt right..LG was great the first few times with service calls but would not replace them and after a while you get sick of waiting for service and just start fixing it yourself, it is just easier and faster...wish I would of bought something else, :-(.....I have had $400 washers ans dryers that lasted 15 years with no problems that did as good a job as these......:-(
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
Your first clue to your problem is the lint accumulation. You may want to check the dryer interior cabinet and/or the entire exhaust duct run to ensure you have no clogs anywhere. The following link explains many of the problems that can cause poor drying efficiency and longer dry times:
Before assuming you have a problem with the appliance, check your installation to ensure you are providing the dryer with proper exhaust and air flow. A dryer in a clogged state or having improper air flow will not dry efficiently and will cause the heating circuits to actually overheat. Eventually, this can lead to component failures and is the source of fire hazards.
If you have any questions, please post back an let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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