The dryer works on first load, after that the dryer runs, but does not heat. Have checked the ocvious, vent tube, screen, even the igniter glows, but does not fire. Once colled own it wil fire again, obviously some kind of heat limiter or sensor, but I don't know?
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Re: dryer runs, no heat
Hey mark we got this one done.if your ignitor is glowing and its not firing over 2 things flame sensor,but rarley.99 out of 100 will be the valve coils 2 black guys on top of the gas valve with wires going to them.you could use the cheapest brand you can find[ie..frigadire,ge,kenmore,amana.there all the same .on my truck i stocked frigadire because it was cheaper for me and then would make more profit yet charging same price as there brand,you can do it .God bless,tom
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If your dryer is still heating up; Check the dryer vent hose, also check down inside where the lint screen goes. If no lint is obstructing there, check the exterior dryer vent. Sometimes you have a screen to keep birds and rodents out of there, and may become clogged with lint. If no screen, check inside the flap, maybe someone moved in, or dryer lint is clogging up your exterior vent.
If your dryer is taking a much longer time to dry clothes here is a simple tip. Remove the vent tubing and more than likely it will be full of dense lint. Dryers made these days have a safety device that will shut off the heat if the temperature gets too hot inside the dryer. In most cases when the vent tube is blocked the dryer will not even heat up for you making you think your dryer has broke down. Before you go as ask questions about the operations why the heat does not work, inspect and clean if necessary. In most cases the dryer will work normally again for you. Oh yes another hint. The vent tube should be four feet or less in length with out no bends or elbow fittings with the exception of the connection directly to the dryer. Longer vent tubes will give you grief every year for they will need to be cleaned that often
first make sure the vent is clean to the outside from the dryer,then it could be packed with lint inside the unit,after this is complete,then the hi-limit/cycling switch on the element case can cause early cycling and low heat output if the unit heats by electricity,ig gas it can be a cycling switch on the burner tube,radiant sensor on the burner tube,gas valve coils are weak on the gas valve
The most common cause of slow drying is poor venting. Make sure the lint screen is cleaned after each load and that the vent pipe from the back is clear. (If you're using the white plastic vent tubing, get rid of it and replace it with rigid duct or corrugated flexible duct. It's less likely to clog with lint, and the the plastic stuff is a fire hazard.)
Check the airflow out of the dryer with the vent pipe disconnected - there should be a good, strong flow. If it's weak, the fan blade inside may be slipping on the motor shaft. If you've noticed any odd rumbling noise while drying clothes, that might be the cause. This will increase drying time, and may cause the machine to shut down the heat as well.
If this is an electric dryer, there may be trouble with the heating element. The temperature selector switch may have problems so that the dryer doesn't reach the heat you think it's set for (both gas and electric dryers).
Check the venting first, though. Hope this gets you going again, and thanks for using Fixya!
Replace the vent tubing, sounds like something is stuck or it is crushed somewhere. So replace it for about 5 dollars and see if that works. It should since you disconnect the hose and it drys right away
The most likely cause is poor airflow. This may be due to a clogged lint screen (should be cleaned after each load) or a clogged vent. Run the dryer empty and feel the airflow from the vent outlet (where the vent exits the house). If there isn't a good strong flow of air, remove the duct where it attaches to the dryer and check for flow right at the dryer. If there still isn't good flow you may have a bad blower, but chances are the duct is clogged with lint. If it's the white plastic flexible duct or the corrugated metal kind you should replace it with solid 4-inch vent pipe. This will give the best airflow and the smooth walls won't promote lint buildup.
Sometimes this can happen when the vent line is clogged.
1. Check if the lint filter is full and needs to be cleaned. Try this first. 2. Then check if the outside screen covering the exhaust vent if this is even half blocked with lint there will be no heat! This screen is to keep small animals out! Try checking this and if it is clogged or the spring loaded door is stuck closed try to clean the lint out of the corners of the flap door, and or remove the screen permanently! NO ANIMALS LIKE TO GET BURNT,IT'S HOT IN THAT TUBE! They sense this and stay clear. It is 2 years that mine is off and all is fine.
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be sure vent to outside is not plugged or partially block be sure vet tube in back is not compressed flat or folded basically be sure you have good air flow to outside to take the moisture to the outside away from the clothes
Be sure you know, and anyone else who reads this with the same problem, that a dryer that dries slow may not always be the dryer. Be sure before you call a service man, always try to do a couple of things first. The number one thing that will cause a dryer to heat slow is poor airflow. First, be sure that your lint screen is completely clean. Next, the number one reason we find is a blocked or restricted vent tube. Be sure you check the entire tube, inside and out. Check the outside duct to be sure a bird or rodent hasn't built a nest in there. The easiest way to clear a vent tube, is to remove the tube from the back of the dryer, and place a leaf blower in the tube and blow her out. Also, be sure the tube when you put it back on the dryer is'nt crimped or twisted in a way to stop airflow. Give these tricks a try, if these dont work, you may have a problem in the dryer.