Question about Dryers
Opened door during cycle to remove an only item and saw the orange glow. Worried about fire. No lint build up or so I think. I have always had an electric dryer from sears and never saw this before. Is the a problem? Talked to a "tech" said if a repair man comes out and he finds nothing wrong a charge of $75.00. I am still under warranty, bought May 2011.
Yes, this is normal for the element to glow orange like this. It's getting full 240 volts and good heating.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may need to do some troubleshooting. This can be done with the machine unplugged - you may have to activate the start switch, belt switch (if it has one) and the motor centrifugal switch manually.
Tip for troubleshooting 220v systems - clip one lead of a ohm meter to either L1 or L2 on the terminal block. It doesn't matter which one. According to the tech sheet (under console) follow the path for current from your clipped terminal, through the heating element, to the opposite terminal. All the readings should be less than 100 ohms, until you reach the failed part. Confirm failure by disconnecting a lead from the suspected part, and test only that part.
Live troubleshooting is sometimes slightly easier, but much more dangerous than the procedure described above. - It is definitely not recommended for beginners, or for professionals, if it can be avoided.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
there is only 1 element. were you taking these readings with the wires on them?
the other 2 were thermostats.was there lots of lint?
sounds like you may have bad thermostat.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Hi. this is quite normal when you dry heavy items. the dryer has sensors inside the compartment that will sense cotton and wool garment. if needed, the thermal regulator will adjust the element to the appropriate range. If there is a problem, the electronic thermal fuse will blow. this is the safety feature that will trigger itself if a fire or over heating is sensed. Also, if your selector knob is set to a cotton or high heat mode, the element will normally glow intensively during this cycle.
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Posted on Mar 19, 2009
What design dryer do you have? Is the filter on the top or in the front of dryer. This will make a differance on how the dryer comes apart.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
SOURCE: dryer takes too long to dry
if you have a top lint filter turn the dryer on pull the lint filter out and put your hand in it and see if you have good suckion,if not you still have a clog-mike
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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