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Need help on getting into heater area to check out as to why no heat

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  • kelly1679 Mar 06, 2009

    LER 4634EQ2
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  • kelly1679 Mar 09, 2009

    The high temp saftey at the top of the heat chamber is the one that is open.

    Thank You so very much

    Jim Kelleher

  • James Chandler May 11, 2010

    what do you have make model #


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Access the heater assy fom removingthe back panel of uint, all thermostats and heaters can be check ed form behind, lookin for continuity thriough all thermos and heater

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I have an older Kenmore 80 series dryer.Suddenly the dryer is not heating.

It most likely is the heater element which is fairly easy to replace. Unplug the dryer and check inside the dryer vent hose for blockage. If you live in an area where their is snow check outside for blockage. if their was a blockage the limit on top the heater may have tripped. Unplug the dryer before testing the various components for open. open means you cannot get a resistance reading on a component. Find the open part and that is where the problem will e' things to check. Limits: limits trip in case of overheat to stop dryer fires. any Limit that is open will cause a no heat situation. The red wires are all connected to the heater circuit. The motor runs on 120 volts and is not wired into the heater circuit so it will run even if the heater is broken. The motor is on neutral (middle wire) and L-1. The heater is on l-1 and l-2. So if you have a bad breaker and one of them are tripped it may run but no heat so check the 30 amp dryer breaker first. Next check them limits for open. They are basically like a light bulb. if they go out then no power can get to the heater because they interupt the flow of power. The timer can also interupt the flow of power to the heater so if everything else is fine then the timer may be internally shot. Check out this low budget video i made:

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I have to run my dryer threw two cycles to get clothes dry. Is it time to replace the heating element it is a roper Model# REX5634RQ0

the heater usually either works or it doesn't.. some of the newer units do have stagedin heaters and run different on different cycels.. this model though i believe has a standard heating element... i would start by checking the exhaust vent and when i say checking i mean inside the dryer tube in the rear of machine and all the way where vent goes outside... on some houses they would put what was called r50 vents with screen in them and over time the lint would build up in the end of dryer run adn start causing moisture back in line and therefore increase dry time... if yours goues to side of house or through siding then check luvers for birds nest or any debri... sometimes a coat hanger works great for testing whats inside... if all that looks good i would gain access to heater area and there is a thermostat that cycles the heater on and off at temperature this may be getting weak and shutting off prematurely or not coming on each cycle allowing heater to function ... hope this was helpful to you.... good luck,,,,

Jan 27, 2011 | Roper Dryers

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Dryer working fine, but no heat, clothes not drying

not knowing what kind of dryer hard to help you out.. if it is a standard dryer most of time back panel can be removed and access gained to heater and thermostat ... you want to gain access to the heater area and unplug unit ... taking a multi meter check the heater by removing 2 power wires and checking contuinity to heater... should read through heater and if your meter has a tone on the ohms reading should beep at you.. check the limit/thermost the same way by removing wires to it and testing.. prior to doing all this make sure the vent pipe is clear all the way through and that you actually have correct voltage to unit.. even though unit comes on it will run off 120 volts ,but the heating element requires 220-245 volts to operate... test power at the back of dryer and make sure across the power cord you actually have full power...good luck to you

Jan 27, 2011 | Dryers

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Drum turns no heat

first make sure you still have proper voltage 220-245 volts at dryer even though the tub turns the motor only requires half power it is the heater that requires full voltage... 2nd ther could be a problem with one of the limit devices want to unplug unit and gain access to the heater area and ohm out your limites...take wires of each limit one limit at a time and check for continuity you should ohm out to infinity or if it beep you are good move to next one... 3rd check the heater the same way remove the two wires off heater and check from one side to the other of the heater and make sure you get a beep... try these and post again if you need more help... hopefully one of these three suggestions in the process you will find the culprit

Jan 02, 2011 | Frigidaire FEQ1442ES Electric Dryer

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My dryer is not getting hot, what do I need to do

Good day, you will need an ohm meter and the knowledge how to use it.
1. Unplug machine and remove back panel.
2. In the center you will see a skinny white bakelite device, called a thermal fuse. It has 2 wires connected to it, and is held in with one screw. With the meter, check it for continuity. The reading should be zero ohms. If not replace.
3, failing #2, check the heating element itself. It is in a canister on the right side, and has 2 terminals sticking out the bottom, pointing left. Once again, check with your meter. It should read very close to zero. Only a few ohms. If it reads infinity, then it is defective and will have to be replaced. Follow the steps below.

If steps 2 and 3 check O.K. then look over the interior where you are working. There can be as many as 5 thermostats mounted in various parts of this area They are all round devises in the area of around an inch in diameter, and have 2 wires them.
Check all of them. They all should check zero ohms..
Replace any that check bad. This covers 99% of all heating problems with your model.
Your machine is manufactured by Whirlpool, and any Appliance parts house that sells Whirlpool parts, can supply you with what you need.
P.S. There is a thermostat, located at the bottom near the outlet.
This is the control thermostat. If there are 4 wires going to it, 2 are for the thermostat, and the lighter 2 are a heater. this heater will show a reading. Ignore it. It is to provide a false heat to the thermostat for low heat.

Dec 06, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Heater coil heats up but air out of vent only bearly warm,not pulling very much air through heating coil

Your problem could be caused by a clogged vent pipe, or possibly a lint screen plug.
Check out both areas.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Oct 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer stopped heating

Reset the dryer breaker pair in the house electrical panel--push off, then on. If the breakers hold, retry the dryer (no clothes yet). If you now get heat, you are home free. If it tripped the breakers again, then there is a direct short within the dryer, usually the heater element(s). If the breakers hold, but still no heat, check with a voltmeter for ~230 volts AC across the two slanted slots in the power socket. If near zero reading, one of the breakers is bad and should be replaced or a wire connection coming out of one breaker is loose. Have an electrician check and repair this problem. If you read the required voltage, then the problem is inside the dryer. The drum must be removed to access the heating element(s). Either the element or the thermal control switch is open. If everything looks ok in the heater area, then it may be problems in the control area. Hope this helps.

Sep 07, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Not drying

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If you feel confident here are the main things to do on checking for no heat Electric Heating Dryer:
1 Check for 220 Volt at the heater entrance to the heater box (accessible from picking up the top on most dryer models).
If you have 220v there the heater element is out.
2 If you don't have 220v on the terminals of the heater the problem is in the controls.
The fuse link, the timer contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safety thermostat and operating thermostat(s), are all suspect and have to be eliminated 1 by 1.
Hope this helps.
With any luck all you need is a new element. Clean the duct out while replacing the heater if so because the main thing that causes heater element burn out is low air flow. A kinked Dryer vent hose, lint, and plugged up fan circulator on the motor, or if yours has little holes in the inside cabinet where the air is taken to be heated and recirculated, these can get clogged with lint also and cause a problem are the 4 main causes of low air flow..

Hope this helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you and good luck.

Mar 11, 2009 | LG DLE2532W Electric Dryer

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How do I access the heater area. Dryer runs but no heat

I just took mine apart as it is taking longto dry. Can't figure the problem yet, but I had the heater unit out. The heater coils in mine are in a self contained unit which is easily removable through the back. There are a bunch of small socket type screws around the back that allow the cover to be removed, and the heater is held by a bracket at the top with just one screw. (threaded from behind)

Mar 06, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Need to replace the heat element for my Dryer Kemore

sorry couldnt find your modle number, but kenmore dryers are enerally whirlpools in which case are easy to replace. the harder issue is determining if this is your problem.I would assume your guessing on a bad heater, only for the face that if you truly did check hte heater, you would find how to remove it( a few screws will release it from its mounting. A simple check with a Meter will determine if indeed it has gone bad. A more likely source or just as common cause of no heat would be a blown thermal fuse, or a bad high limit thermostat, all can be checked for continuity with a meter

Jan 20, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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