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Dryer runs but doesnt heat

Dryer runs its normal time but never gets hot. i checked the vent and it is venting like normal i unplugged it for a while and back in and it still will not heat.

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    never gets up to temp

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CONSIDER THIS FIRST
BOTH LEGS OF AC MUST WORK TO GET HEAT FOR DRYER Maybe the wall receptacle has no power on one of the 110 volt legs. Both legs of the 220 volt AC have to work go get heat. Only one leg is used to run the motor etc.. Your motor runs so this can fool you into believing that the electrical connection is ok when it really is not. Your dryer is on a double circuit with two breakers. If one fails you lose one 110 volt leg which can be the one giving the full 220 Volt needed for the heater. This happens quite frequently and people mistakenly replace heating coils. You could have a bad breaker, one of the two. You must check this first before assuming anything else. Get help if you are uncomfortable with potentially deadly voltages

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There are several problems that could cause your dryer to run but not heat, here are the most common to check for follow this guide:

Electric Dryer Runs But Dont Heat

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Check the heating element and the limit switches there are the first things to look for when theres no heat

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Kenmore elite electric dryer runs but then gets hot and then shuts off, replaced thermal fuse, dryer vent and tubing not plugged, dryer runs gets hot blows thermal fuse again.


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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HEAT TO MUCH


Hi rcantu4444...

Dryer Running Hot
Check and clean if necessary your vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system.
It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan.
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Back of dryer getting very hot and keeps tripping the heat switch works fine not for long without overheating


Dryer Running Hot

Check and clean if necessary your vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system.
It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan.
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My whirpool is not getting hot enough to dry the clothers


Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum. Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

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Hi, well this could be caused by a few different things. First one of the most important things to check is airflow out of the dryer, if it doesnt have easy exit of all of the moist air it will take longer to dry. first take the vent hose off of the back and feel if there is air exiting the dryer, it should feel like a fan on high coming out of the vent, if there is, check to see if it is hot at all. if it is hot and blowing fast then you will need to check your vent hose to see if it is plugged with lint. and also if there are many bends and kinks this will slow airflow. If you cant feel any heat it could be that the heater element is not cycling, this would be caused by a faulty thermal fuse or thermostat which both can be tested by and ohm meter and replaced, or it could be a faulty heater coil which can also be ohmed with a meter by putting both test leads on both connectors and checking for continuity. As always these steps should be done after unplugging the unit. These are sometimes difficult tests so if you do not feel comfortable doing these tests you can call your local appliance repair facility. Good luck.

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Hello again,
Depending on your dryer type, if you do not have a front access panel, you should have a small peep hole. There is a small round or square hole with a pop-off cover that you can remove to view the igniter glow and light the burner. This should be in the lower front, so you shouldn't have to move the dryer or unplug it just for this.

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