Question about Dryers
Seems like it heats fine. Vent is clear. Lint trap is clean.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dryer doesn't heat.
THE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS YOUR POWER. THE OUTLET HAS TWO ANGLED HOLES THAT SHOULD TOTAL 240VOLTS ACROSS THEM. THE L SHAPED HOLE IS THE GROUND AND THERE SHOULD BE 120VOLTS FROM EACH ANGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE. THE DRYER'S MOTOR ONLY RUNS ON 120 VOLTS ( FROM ONE ANLGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE). THE HEATING ELEMENT CIRCUIT RUNS FROM ONE ANGLED HOLE TO THE OTHER(240VOLTS)
THE DRYER WILL RUN BUT NOT HEAT WITH ONE SIDE OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPED.
IF POWER IS O.K., THE NEXT THING TO DO IS PULL THE BACK PANEL OFF OF THE DRYER. THE HEAT ELEMENT IS IN A BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE WITH TWO RED WIRES GOING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. IF YOU HAVE A METER, CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER. IF YOU HAVE
240VOLTS THERE, THE HEATER IS BAD. IF NOT, THE ROUND ITEM NEAR THE BOTTOM IS A HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT. IF YOU HAVE 240VOLTS AT THE TWO TERMINALS ON THE THERMOSTAT, IT IS BAD. PART #
279769 COMES WITH THE HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT AND THE THERMAL FUSE FOUND AT THE TOP OF THE HEATER ASSEMBLY. CHECK THE THERMAL FUSE THE SAME WAY.
IF IT IS BAD, YOU WILL SEE 240VOLTS ACROSS IT.
IF ALL THOSE COMPONENTS ARE GOOD, IT COULD BE THE TIMER, TEMP SELECTOR SWITCH, OR THE MOTOR'S CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH. YOU WOULD HAVE TO READ THE WIRING DIAGRAM INSIDE THE CONTROL PANEL TO CHECK THOSE ITEMS.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
First make sure the heat setting is set for heat. If you dryer is connected to a fuse panel, Check to make sure that BOTH 30 amp fuses are good. If both fuses are good (check with a multi meter not just visual) you will have to check the electrical circuite for the heating system. I'm not really sure what make or model you have so if its a Inglis,Roper,Kenmore or Whirlpool you will have to remove the rear panel and first visually check all the wires to make sure non are burnt off, If wireing looks ok check the resistance of the element and all the thermostats to make sure the complete the curcuite. On some models there is a thermal fuse (white plastic with 2 wires going to it) attached to the heating box, make sure the circuite through the thermal fuse is closed. If everything checks out ok you may have to take the panel off behind the timer and selector switch and inspect the wireing there. If you check the wireing diagram you can see what switched are sopose to close when you select different temperatures and check the switches in the timer and selector switch.
If you check everything on the wireing diagram you will be sure to locate where the problem exists.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
SOURCE: dryer not heating
Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail (meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) that might need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehave programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcode showing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also be the fault.
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Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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