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Continuity with a meter across the element leads

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My dryer stopped heating and i changed the vuse and blow again can u tell me whats the problem thank u


Hi,
The blown fuse is most likely caused by a short circuit in the dryer.
The first component I would check is the heater element as this is a highly stressed component in any electrical appliance.
Replace the blown fuse, then disconnect the wires to the heating element( Make sure you insulate the wires so as not to cause a short circuit against the dryer body).
Now turn on the drier & see if the fuse still blows. If it still blows, the problem is then most likely with the drum motor.
If it doesn't blow, you have only to replace the heating element.

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We REALLY, REALLY need the brand and model......(!) Heating elements are typically located in a chamber. in the rear of the machine. UNPLUG the machine before you do anything......There is surprisingly little failure of the element, MUCH more common are tripped circuit breakers, restricted air flow (causing thermal limiters to open), and restricted air flow.

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Dryer won't heat


Hi there,
Well first all you may check out the heating element, it is possible that your dryer isn't heating because its heating element is defective. Heating elements are not repairable. You need to open your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can test it. and you need a multimeter to check it out. Secondly you may check out the Thermal Fuse Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you need to replace it. Post further comments for further help or information.......

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Dishwasher is not heating water and wont dry dishes.


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The water is not heating as the heating element has gone bad or a fuse has blown which is preventing heating element to turn on. To check the heating element you'll need to turn off the dishwasher, unplug it. After unplugging it check the heating element for mineral deposit on it, clean the deposits using a soft brush and a cleaning solution (Don't scrub the element hard). If this doesn't resolves the issue then remove the panel and examine all the wiring connections to the heating element. Now, use a multimeter and check for the resistance reading (ohms, Rx1) for the heating element. The multimeter should display between 1200-1600 ohms or 1.2K ohms. If it is less than 1200 then you'll need to get the heating element replaced. Also, check for any blown fuse around the element. This should resolve your issue. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

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I hav e an ADG7450.It will wash at 40 or 50 degrees but not at higher temperatures.Why?


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The water is not heating as the heating element has gone bad or a fuse has blown which is preventing heating element to turn on. To check the heating element you'll need to turn off the dishwasher, unplug it. After unplugging it check the heating element for mineral deposit on it, clean the deposits using a soft brush and a cleaning solution (Don't scrub the element hard). If this doesn't resolves the issue then remove the panel and examine all the wiring connections to the heating element. Now, use a multimeter and check for the resistance reading (ohms, Rx1) for the heating element. The multimeter should display between 1200-1600 ohms or 1.2K ohms. If it is less than 1200 then you'll need to get the heating element replaced. Also, check for any blown fuse around the element. This should resolve your issue.

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Dishwasher is running through cycles ok but water is not heating so only cold cycles.


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The water is not heating as the heating element has gone bad or a fuse has blown which is preventing heating element to turn on. To check the heating element you'll need to turn off the dishwasher, unplug it. After unplugging it check the heating element formineral deposit on it, clean the deposits using a soft brush and a cleaning solution(Don't scrub the elemnt hard). If this doesn't resolves the issue then remove the panel and examine all the wirin connections to the heating element. Now, use a multimeter and check for the resistance reading(ohms, Rx1) for the heating element. The multimeter should display between 1200-1600 ohms or 1.2K ohms. If it is less than 1200 then you'll need to get the heating element replaced. Also, check for any blown fuse around the element. This should resolve your issue.

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I used the self clean oven and now it won't heat


common after selfclean i always tell people not to use self clean...... it gets so hot inside around 900- 1000f degress.... with that much heat it causes problems with thermostats, electronics, and usually burns parts up.... check your heating elements for continuity with a meter,, make sure u turn the power of first... if your elements check out okay u might have blown an themosat on thei backside of the unit behind that back panel... or possibly could have blown out the electronic control.. no way to really tell unless u check that element and themostat your self with a meter.. hope this helps u might need service depending on how olfd it is and if its bettere off just to replace it then pay for service...

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Motor runs, but no heat generated.


It is most likely the heating element or thermal cut out. That is behind the drum. Remove the front panel. Get to the back panel. take it off. then notice how the belt is. draw if you have to. pop it off. then get gloves on the next step is very sharp and i will be the first to tell you.. you can go to the hospital... anyhow grab the back of the drum and the front then **** up. then you will see heating element and thermostats. you may see the heating element bad, if not then having the unit still unplugged check continuity on the fuses. call me if need any parts or more help. Here

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Maytag Ele. Dryer Model # lde7334a


There's no heat 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.

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more than likely that u have blown heater element u can test your element with a power cord connect it to the live earth and neutral and plug it in and element should heat up if not it will be your element that has blown

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