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Dryer runs, but does not heat

I have already replaced the heating unit, what do you suggest?

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  • pearcevinton Feb 01, 2009

    Thanks Information was greatly appreciated!!!!


  • integac Feb 03, 2009

    I have been told that my centrifugal switch in my motor has gone bad and there is no power going to the heating element. Before this problem started, it got really hot on top of the dryer. I was wondering what the root cause would have been to make this issue possible.



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Do you have a volt meter ,and the wiring diagram for your dryer.if so we can fix this by email.your going to disconnect one side of the element[there are two wires that end up feeding the element electricity,each side is a curcit].and isolate that side with tape,but so you can still get a volt meter probe on if you set your meter to AC volts and scrap one of the probes into ground[the body of the dryer,anywhere]so it gets past the paint into take the other probe with the dryer on in heat mode and started.and now touch the wire you have disconnected and then the other side that's still connected to the element.the side that did not have 110 volts is the side of the circuit that has something not using your wiring diagram,or if you can see visually you still keep one probe to ground[any where] and go back to the next part,until you find where the voltage has stoped.and replace that part.almost all parts are showned closed on the diagram unless other wise another way to check a part to see if it is closed[meaning,complete or electricity can pass thru it]is to set your volt meter to ohms this setting if you put the two probes together the meter will go to zero[digital meter] and when you take them apart they will show 1 or the needle will go all the way back,if non digital.the reading you get when you put the probes together is the reading you would get from a part if it is good,[its called continuity]but one side of the wires must be disconnected so not get false readings.the thermostats and fuses will have countinuity[also your new element is a good example of something that has contunity[remember one wire must be disconnected.i hope this helps ill be there if you need advise God bless ,tom

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    Thomas Malailua Feb 03, 2009

    dear integac,im not sure what's going on with your dryer ,no heat?high heat ,i would love to help !can you give me better details?



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