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Re: hotpoint aquarius vtd20 not heating
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
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Check your thermal fuse. Also, the upper limit thermostat could have taken a nose dive. Another culprit could be the centrifugal switch on the motor, but that's pretty rare. Also, make sure your vent hose and venting system to the outside is clear of any obstructions. That's usually the reason why elements and thermal fuses burn out.
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.
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.
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.
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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here are a few reasons that you will get heat for a few min and then no heat.
1. if the vent is cloged, anywhere in the flexable hose to the wall or from the wall to outside. If the vent is cloged the flame in the unit will widen and the thermostat hi limit will shut she burner off untill it cools.
2. The coils for the burner could be bad and will allow the burner to light a couple of cycles and then will get hot and internaly disconect the coil untill it cools down and then will repeat and will get worse over time.
The good news :) The ignitor is good if it lights a flame, If the flame burns for more that 10 sec then the flame switch is mostlikley good. The main valve in most cases will also be good.
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. Heating elementYour
dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your
dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or
four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially
burned out, replace it. Internal ductworkYour
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, contact a qualified appliance
yes you have a vent restriction something is blocking your airflow it needs to be an open 4 inches all the way and clear describe your vent to me are you using plastic behind the dryer is it short or all mashed up don't move the dryer get a flashlight and look over the back like its sitting and describe your vent to me from the dryer to the out side if its plastic and looks like a python then you may have found your promblem