Dryer runs but will not heat. Replaced fuse and dryer ran for short than stopped heating again. Replaced the fuse again and dryer worked for two weeks and stopped heating again. What would make the fuses keep blowing?
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Re: dryer runs but will not heat. Replaced fuse and
Your cycling thermostat needs changed too. the thermal fuse is your last safety measure that goes, which means your cycling thermostat is not shutting down the heat element once it detects the right temp hot air in the blower housing so it let the heat element glow until either the high-limit sensor shuts the heat down or the thermal fuse blows. Change the cycling thermostat and good luck
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Hello Scott Joseph Brandt - Since you have already replaced the thermal limiter check your breaker or fuses. Some dryers are run by two separate fuses, one for power and one for heat-ours is. If it is not the power source more than likely the issue lies with your heating coil.
i replace the thermal fuse kit 2 month ago and my dryer was working good but 2 days ago stop heating again so i did replaced the thermal fuse again and i did some lint cleaning but this time it only last about 20 min. and stop heating again.what could be the problem?
If your thermal fuse keeps popping, you may want to ensure you have the vent cleaned out, you may have some sort of restriction somewhere in either the duct,
or the machine. As you know the thermal fuse, protects the machine from over heating.
Check that you have the proper voltage to the machine,
Ohm out the heating element to ensure you have voltage right there, then ohm out your Cycle t-stat, it may not be working right either.
Fuse and element failure is related to lack of air passing over the element. The drum and fan should run even if the heater is inoperative. Find out what is stopping them, then work on heat. If motor is running, there should be air flow--pull vent hose from wall outlet--should be brisk air flow. If not, remove the lint screen and check again. If now ok, soak the lint screen in hot water and detergent. If drum does not turn, check the drive belt and if it sits properly on motor pulley.
Try testing the voltage across both fuses. The time you swapped fuses, and the motor ran without heat indicates to me that one of your hot leads is not getting voltage. On a three wire system, you should have two 110v leads and a common. Make sure that the cord is connected properly, and the same for the receptacle that you plug into. Test the receptacle as well for proper voltage and a good common ground.
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Probably restricted air flow caused by lint build up. Clean out dryer and all vent pipes, check damper outside and see if it opens. After you clean out everything run dryer on aif fluff/no heat cycle and see if there is good air flow outside. If it is electric it could be that the heating element is burned out and shorting out against the frame. This can cause overheating.