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Electric dryer only blows cold air......no heat

The dryer is not blowing heat just cold air?

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  • sahwell Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks for the quick reply and suggestion. My problem was the heating element. I found a coil to be broken. It was a easy repair.  


    thanks again   


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Your problem is associated with the heater element and or thermostats, you need to access these in order to determine the prob.
You have to lift the top cover and remove the front panel to do this.
Depending on your model of dryer, there are at least 2 ways to get into the dryer

It would take too long to fully explain the different ways to get into the dryer,so try this site which should give you all the info you need.
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then click on free repair help then click on dryers, and then on my dryer will not heat up.

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Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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    Barry Coates Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: the dryer only blow out cold air.

I would start by checking the continuity of your thermal fuses on the unit. You will have at least one and they will be located around the heater element or ducting near the heater element. If they check out good, check to see if you have an open element.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

futureloginn
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SOURCE: DRYER BLOWING COLD AIR-NOT HEATING UP

i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore model 76712 does not blow heat just cold air

The following link explains how to troubleshoot and dryer "no heat" problem and the common causes:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Read through the link thoroughly, paying particular attention to the section that discusses proper ventilation. Most dryer heat related problems are caused by insufficient air flow which, in turn, causes the dryer to overheat to failure. More commonly, the Thermal Cut-Off (TCO) fails. You will need to check all the components mentioned in order to be sure. If you haven't had your dryer ventilation cleaned or inspected in a while, now would be a good time to do so. Failure to correct any potential existing problems, can cause premature failure of any parts you replace.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know, so I can provide you with a viable solution. i hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

kachbibi1
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SOURCE: electric dryer blowing cold air

You either have a blown fuse, breaker, burned out element, wiring that has come loose. They all can be checked within 5 minutes. However, I believe it is in the thermal fuse which is located below the top of the dryer. You can access that pretty easy though. To check it, just bypass it and put the 2 wires together and see if it runs. The fuse is only 15 dollars or so. I am assuming you have an electric dryer.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: the tumble dryer is work but is only blowing cold air

sounds like a heating element. not to hard. remove the back and its is right there.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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