Question about Dryers
My dryer worked great until last night when it quit drying. We figured it was the heating element so we replaced it today. Still no heat. What can we do? We don't have a tester, and we are not sure where the fuses are to check them. Are there pictures anywhere that might help?
Find your model number and go to searspartsdirect.com or appliancepartspros.com. Search by model number and you will find diagrams at both sites for your dryer. The heating circuits are usually listed under the "Cabinet" heading. Please take a look at the following link for further dryer advice:
Since you have already indicated that you replaced the heating element, more than likely you have a Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) failure or Hi-Limit Thermostat problem. It is strongly recommended that you replace BOTH of these components at the same. They are commonly sold as a set (more cost effective). Failure to do so may result in premature failure.
If the TCO failed, it is generally for a reason. Most commonly, this is caused by poor dryer ventilation. Improper air flow is the number one cause for component failures in dryers. Not to mention, this can cause a potential fire hazard operating the appliance in a clogged condition. Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation and how to check it out. If you cannot remember the last time the ventilation was checked or cleaned, now may be a good time to do so BEFORE you replace any parts. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Simply get a ohm meter and make sure you can check continuity.
Depending if its a whirlpool, kenmore, sears, roper etc. and which model.
Locate the back of the dryer, unplug the dryer take out the nine-elven 1/4" screws out. you will see about 5-7 different safetys/thermostats, check em all with continuity, along with heating element. If then the all check good carefully plug in dryer turn it on and see if you are getting 220-240 volts. if yes then its the heating element, if no then its mostly likely the timer or one of the safetys are bad.... need more assistance visit. The Surplus Team . We are highly trained staff and will help you FREE.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
No pictures ,, replace hi limit and safety thermostats ,then you will get heat
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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