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Dryer dorr open and the heating element still gets hot and the unit does not tumble or does the blower work

I think it is the main switch since the unit runs with the door open

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This is a very serious problem and sounds like it can result in a fire. In all the years of doing service work I never have had a unit with this problem. I would make sure it was unplugged and call out a technician.

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Why is my tumble dryer hot on a low setting


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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My bush tdv6w vented tumble dryer is not heating up


If your dryer is an electric dryer, it is sounding like you have either a bad heating element or one of the two limit switches are open. The limit switch is an "overtemp" device to shut down the element if it gets too hot from air restriction. Lint build up in the blower and ducting is a major cause of restricted airflow across the heating element. Excessive tripping of the limit will result in an "open" limit switch and continual failure to generate heat. There should be one limit switch built into the heating package and the high limit will be located on the drum usually near the top, though there are some near the bottom of the drum as well. Any attempt to find and replace must be done with the power off as you are dealing with 240 volts.

If your dryer is gas fired, you've had a misfire probably due to a defective hot surface igniter or bad control module. Unless you are fairly capable of learning as you go, and have the basic tools for troubleshooting you probably need to call a sevice technician.

Dec 13, 2014 | Dryers

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Whirlpool AWZ 410 washer dryer is not generating any hot air when drying. The dryer drum is tumbling but with cool air only.


Unplug the unit and take the top with the screws holding the lid on. Take a look at all of the wires on the top of the machine. You might notice broken/burnt wires on the safeties that are close to or that directly activate the heating element located in the blower housing located at the top of this washer/dryer condensing unit.

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Hotpoint aquarius cdt00 tumble dryer not heating up


Hi c morgan20...

I am guessing that your unit requires you to empty the bin manually.
Even if the bin is empty, I think the unit thinks it needs to be emptied and that is why the dryer will not work to give you hot air.
If you do have such a bin, it might have a weight switch which the unit uses to detect if the bin needs emptying. You may want to check the bin switch if you have one.
Here are a few more things to check:
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse as it is faulty.
If you have an ohm meter then you can test the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse,
then you do not have to tape the wires together as described above.
To test your thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuseremove the wires from the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse and check for continuity, if you DO NOT have continuity then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST AS THIS COULD CAUSE A FIRE BECAUSE YOU HAVE REMOVED THE SAFETY.
Check your blower wheel to make sure it is secure to the shaft and not plugged with lint,socks,etc.
If the thermal fuse overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset.
You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, remove both wires from the thermal fuse and put the test probes to each of the ends of the thermal fuse, if no continuity then replace the thermal fuse.
A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
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Aug 24, 2011 | Dryers

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Tumble dryer functions normally but does't get hot, i was told there is a reset button inside the machine but i can,t locate it. please help


not very many have reset switches.would need your model number to verify that.

however there are a series of thermal fuses located in the rear of the machine next to the heating element.
You need to check them all to include the heating element MAKE SURE THE UNIT IS UNPLUGGED.check for continuity and all the parts if you find one that does not have any continuity then you need to replace it.also make sure there is enough power at the main terminal block.

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Yesterday the trip switch for the downstairs mains sockets tripped. When i reset it and plugged switched on my White Knight 44AW drier it span as usual but now there is no heat.


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GE Dryer Model #DWSR483EB2WW Dryer tumbles,


Does it get hot when you start the dryer, and never gets hot again when its running? The solenoid wire might be opening due to heat, the solenoid is responsible for opening the gas valve, and booster valve. The wire is located in a round plastic sleeve with two electrical contacts sticking out.

Dec 11, 2009 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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My dyer heats and tumbles, but doesn't dry


I'd check first for clogged vent hose or clogged lint filter or clogged vent flap on wall (outside).

If that's not a problem, it may be a faulty thermostat. Heating element is probably okay if it heats some of the time.

More info, let me know.

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Oct 01, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My dryer spins but it is not getting hot or blowing air. I think replacing the heating element and/or thermal fuse will solve the problem but what about the blowing air?


WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOOR THERE IS A SLOT WHERE THE DOOR SWITCH MAKES CONTACT TO LET THE DRYER RUN. TAKE A PLASTIC OBJECT AND HOLD THE DOOR SWITCH IN AND START THE DRYER DO YOU SEE THE ELEMENT GLOWING IF YOU DO YOUR ELEMENT IS NOT BAD THE BELT THAT TURNS THE DRUM SHOULD TURN THE BLOWER TOO.IF YOU SEE TWO BELTS ON YOUR UNIT GET6 BACK TO ME

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Dryer won't heat. I just replaced the felt seals on the drum, the door switch didn't work but after I unplugged it & reconnected it worked. Could it be the doorswitch? I replaced the high temp switch a...


A tumble dryer that isn't heating up at all needs checking with a continuity test meter. The most common cause is a heating element failure, or t.o.c's going open circuit. It depends on which make and model of tumble dryer you have as to how easy it is to get to the relevant parts. Some tumble dryers have heating elements that are easily accessible by removing the back panel, and can be tested for continuity or checked for obvious breakage. Others though have their heating elements inside, which aren't accessible without stripping the dryer down. Tumble dryer heating elements are always protected by thermal fuses which are usually simple devices with 2 wires connected. They can be tested for continuity with a test meter
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If power is getting to the tumble dryer and the socket is definitely OK, then the most common problem with tumble dryers not working is when the door micro switch fails, or the catch on the door that operates the switch either breaks or no longer activates the door switch. Check for broken door catches. There is usually a plastic peg on the door that pushes through a hole in the tumble dryer's casing where the door catch is. Closing the door should operate a simple micro switch. If the plastic peg is broken or bent it might not operate the switch properly

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