Question about Dryers
The timer turns on but the heater doesn't turn on and the dryer doesn't tumble. I'm just wondering what I can do to fix the dryer just short of buying a new one.
Try the homes 240volt circuit breaker it may not show its tripped but one of the 2 phases can trip out, (just reset the breaker) and if this happens either the dryer drum motor will turn or the timer will run, but not both as these 2 components each use 1 of the 2 phases 120 volts to run,but the heating element needs both 120volt phases for 240volts for the heating element to heat,this is what your issue sounds like to me,hope this helps
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: heating problem
limit switch stuck open should be behind motor housing is a tight fit to get to but there are two there on the element one on vent tube the other is thermal switch recommend chang the two on the tube ck element limits should all read continuityif not reolace
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
Check for lint clogging first. Pull the unit away from the wall and look to see if there is an excessive build up of lint at or near the discharge vent or into the vent line. Clean as needed. If it's really clogged you may have to remove the back cover.
If no joy, then check for a bad thermostat. There should be two. They are located on the discharge vent near the dryer exhaust blower. You will have to remove the back cover of the dryer to get to them. Check the stats for continuity. MAKE SURE the power is off before working on the dryer.
It's much more likely to be on of the two items listed above, but if the dryer isn't clogged and the stats are both good, check the heating element.
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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