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No heat from dryer

This was bought back in 06, a couple days ago this problem started, it spins fine, timer works, not clogged. It will just spin with no heat generation.

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  • andy Dec 11, 2012

    its electric, drum does not get hot

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If a Gas dryer look first to see if igniter is coming on or if drum where clothes are gets hot or not.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

  • andy Dec 11, 2012

    its electric, drum does not get hot

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SOURCE: LG Front loader Electric Dryer want heat but will run and spin

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
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.


This link will show teardown illustrations: Parts and more help available on other pages of the website.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_16.asp


Hope this helps.
Illeagle

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Roper Electric Dryer Heats but drum won't spin

Yank the filter out the top. Remove the 2 screws in the filter housing. Use a putty knife to pop the top and then remove the screws holding the front on. NOTE: raise up on the front panel slightly so you won't damage the bottom clips. Get the front out yer way and remove the drum. Clean out the dryer and oil the rollers and idler. Use this handy ROUTING GUIDE to see how to put the belt back.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: The heating compenent works, but drum won't spin

Have you checked the belt? That's generally the problem when a dryer stops spinning.

Posted on May 19, 2009

protek480
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SOURCE: tumbler spins, heat won't go on, timer won't work

It is your operating thermostat. It controls the heat and runs the timer down.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Dryer, Heats up, but will not spin.

Thermal fuse , is the small white plastic piece on the blower box . That , keeps the dryer from running . Thermal cut-off , is the small thermostat on the burner (element) box , which would keep the dryer from heating .

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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