Dryer runs but no heat also the auto sense high heat cycle does not time out..all other cycles time out but there is still no heat..where do i begin to fix the problem
dryer runs but no heat also the auto sense high heat cycle does not time out..all other cycles time out but there is still no heat..
Re: estate gas dryer model#TGDX640JQ2 running no heat
Well first thing... gas dryers don't have heater elements..
First thing to do is look on the bottom left of the front panel of you gas dryer. there is a small plastic plug to remove to look at the burner. Remove that and start the dryer on a heat cycle, if you look through the hole you should see the igniter start to glow within 30 sec. If not remove the back panel from the dryer and you will see a thermal cut-off (small thermostat with 2 wires) on the burner vent. you will need to remove the wires and test for continuity on the thermal cut-off. replace if there is no continuity. If that tests correctly and or if the Igniter did glow, you will need to open the dryer from the front. Remove the to screws from where the lint screen is and pry the top open . Disconnect the door switch and remove the 2 screws holding the front panel,tilt the front panel forward ,lift and remove. disconnect belt and remove drum.
If the Igniter glows and stays glowing for more the 15 to 20 seconds, replace the sensor on the side of the burner. If it glows and go's out after 20 seconds or so and will not light replace the gas coils. if the igniter did glow at all you may have to do a ohm test on the igniter or take a close look at it, you may see a crack or burn mark on it. Less likely cause's are faulty timer or motor switch.
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Re: estate gas dryer model#TGDX640JQ2 running no heat
You may have a bad heating element,unplug the dryer. you need a 1/4 in socket driver to take off the back panel this will give you access to the guts.If your handy you can buy a new one and replace it.Tell me if you need more help.
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Verify that the wrinkle prevent switch is good. If so, the timer is likely the problem. Sometimes the switch contacts inside the timer can be cleaned to restore operation, bit it is a tricky item to disassemble and reassemble.
the model number you have is for a gas dryer if this is an electric dryer then you can access the heating element by removing the back cover this has a small element you can remove it by taking the 1/4 inch screws from the sides of the element there could be two screws or just one remove the screws and pull the element out you con then visually inspect it but the best way is to ohm it out with a meter but your problem sounds more like a timer
i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
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.
On auto dry cycles, the cycle is controlled by moisture sensing bars located on either the rear or front bulkhead, ( visible inside dryer ) if the moisture sensor bars are shorted together (normally by wet clothing) the dryer will continue to run. If the dryer continues to run when the clothes are plenty dry, check and see if there is anything stuck between the sensor bars, (sometimes a metal sequin will cause this) or see if they are damaged. If not, you may have a problem with a timer contact, if the timer advances and stops moving at the same spot each time, I would suspect the timer. If this is an EvenHeat dryer, examine the control board located to the right of the timer in the control panel, for any burned components. Hope this helps.