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You ned to check for 230 volts at where the cord connects. If so, unplug, check thermostats with ohm meter, then ohm element with wires removed from terminals whatever of the last are open replace.

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Why is the outside top so hot to touch. It is 2 weeks old and Vents were cleaned before using.


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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Pull off exhaust vent. Clean. Remove back cover. Clean all airways free of lint and debris. Is this electric or gas dryer? If electric, plug back in and run dryer. Is the heating element glow red? Yes, check and make sure that air is now flowing freely out the back of the exhaust vent. No, replace heating element.

Jan 11, 2014 | Dryers

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Dryer wont heat. we have cleaned out all the lint, replaced the top thermostat and are frustrated. seems like it heats for a couple minutes then nothing.


Sounds like a bad heating element . Many dryers use a dual coil setup ( one coil for low to med, both for high heat). Also check your dryer discharge vent. A blocked vent will not allow the humidity to escape, which will result in your clothes not drying or taking multiple cycles to dry. Turn the dryer on, and find the vent discharge on the outside of your home and just hold your hand there. If you do not feel substantial airflow you have a blocked vent or blocked discharge tube. But from what you described, I would bet on either a bad heating element or failed heating element relay.

Sep 12, 2013 | Maytag Dryers

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Dryer does not dry well , an the turn knob does not turn while the dryer is on towards turnning off.


Lint Trap

The lint trap is a metal screen with a plastic handle that is located either near the corner at the top of your dryer, or inside the dryer door. In most cases, the lint trap is clearly marked. If your clothes are not drying properly, this is the first place to look because it is the easiest problem to solve. Remove the lint from your lint trap, and then see if your clothes get dry. If they do not, move to the next troubleshooting problem.
Vent Hose

To work properly, a dryer needs to be able to vent warm air. If the vent hose is clogged, bent or has a hole in it, your dryer will not work properly. Examine the vent hose to see if it is installed completely over the dryer exhaust vent, and to make sure it does not have a hole in it. Remove the vent hose to see if it is clogged. There are vent hose brushes you can purchase to clean the vent hose properly. Also check the exhaust vent on the dryer and the outside vent to make sure they are not clogged.

Thermal Fuse

If you have been running your dryer with a clogged vent hose for a while, you may burn out the thermal fuse. A burnt thermal fuse will allow the dryer drum to rotate, but the unit will not heat up. Your owner's manual will show you where the thermal fuse is and provide the part number you need to buy to replace it. Thermal fuses are available at most hardware stores and are easy to replace.
Heating Element

The heating element is the long, coiled wire in the dryer that heats up the air. Over time, the heating element can burn out or become defective. In some models, the heating element can be repaired; in other models, the heating element should be replaced. Refer to your user's manual to see where your heating element is and whether you can repair it or need to replace it.

Jan 09, 2013 | Dryers

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Where is the igniter located on dryer


An easy answer: gas (natural gas) dryers have igniters, but your electric dryer has no igniter,
instead it has a heating element (a zigzag arrangement of wires similar to that found in a space heater). Remove the back of the dryer - the heating element will be enclosed in an air duct that feeds heated air into the drum via a vent at the top back of the drum.
If you look into the drum, you can see the vent cover that covers the heated air inlet at the top back of the drum.

Sep 12, 2011 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer will not heat up


A clothes dryer can go for years without any problems. We come to rely on our clothes dryer, and we can even begin to take it for granted. Then one day we attempt to use our clothes dryer and it has no heat to it. Now we have entered the world of clothes dryer repair, and it is a world that can get expensive. Before you call out the repairman, try some troubleshooting tips to see if you can get the heat flowing back to your dryer again.

    Lint One of the easiest fixes for a dryer that will not heat up is cleaning out the lint trap and cleaning out the lint from the dryer exhaust. The lint trap should be cleaned out before each usage. Not only does cleaning the lint trap prevent the possibility of a fire, but a lint trap that is filled beyond capacity will cause the dryer to not heat up. If the lint trap is clean, then inspect the exhaust hose and vent next. If the exhaust hose and vent are cluttered up with lint, then the dryer will not generate heat. You can use your hand to clean out the vent, and broom handle to clean out the vent duct in your house. The flexible hose can be detached and cleaned by hand as well. Thermal Fuse A dryer will run on for a very long time, and when the thermal fuse gives up then there will be no more heat. Finding and replacing the thermal fuse is not difficult, but in order to do it you will need the manual for your dryer. Each dryer model is different as far as how to open up the cabinet, and locate the thermal fuse. You may need to purchase the thermal fuse online from the manufacturer, or you may be able to get a universal fuse that fits your dryer from an appliance repair store. Contact the manufacturer of your dryer to see what kind of thermal fuse they recommend. Thermal fuses cannot be repaired, they must be replaced. In most cases it is easy to tell if your thermal fuse needs replacing as you will see the center of it is burned out. Heating Element Another main culprit to a dryer not heating up is the heating element. According to Repair Clinic.com, the heating element is a coil found in the back of the dryer that the dryer uses to create heat. The only way to tell if a heating element is bad is to check the consistency of the current it generates with an ohm meter. If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, you can either replace the heating element and assume it is faulty, or you can have a repair professional test your heating element for you.please comment on these solution by say how helpful.by rate or vote

Jan 10, 2011 | Dryers

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My dryer is working, but it's not heating


pull the vent line off the back of dryer and see if it helps,also the duct that the lint filter slides into could be loaded with lint,when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?sounds like from what you said when you had the top off it worked better because you had better air movement with the top off.go out side and check the vent,if it's a long run from the back of the dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,you also need to vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,if you have a shop vac blow off the motor and blow through the inside vent to clean out the heating duct and vac out the back of the drum,you should take it apart and clean it out once a year so the dryer will run correctly

Mar 27, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer....heats


You could have heating element going bad, or a plugged dryer vent. Start with dryer vent, make sure all lint is out of it, all the way through it, even if it goes to the roof, or out the wall. Also vacuum out back of dryer and inside vent tube. This should help with problem. If not then replace heating element its getting weak.

Jul 19, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer has no heat


either your heating element or your thermostats are bad. on the heating element casing there are two thermostats. check the top one for continueity if it doesn't have continueity the change both thermostats. if they are good then check your heating element for continueity. after you get your dryer heating then clean out your vent system... if it's not venting properly then your dryer will take a long time to dry.

Jun 16, 2009 | Frigidaire Dryers

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Dryer Top Hot / New Heating Element Smell


Any time you perform work inside a dryer, lint can get kicked around and settle on components. It is common to have a slight burning smell for a day or so. However, your dryer getting too hot to the touch concerns me. Improper air flow is the number one cause of dryer overheating problems. You may have cleaned the lint out of the interior of your dryer, but did you check the air blower and vent duct lines? In addition, was the heating elements actually bad? Or, did you assume it was bad, because your dryer wasn't drying properly? The following link can explain:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation. I would recommend you remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry another load. If the dryer dries more efficiently and the top panel does not get scorching hot to the touch, then you have a vent clog somewhere EXTERNAL to the dryer. If the dryer air flow exiting the dryer is weak and the dryer still gets too hot to the touch, you have a clog INSIDE the dryer.

Follow these steps, first and see what you find. If you verify your ventilation is clear and not kinked or clogged anywhere, then you might assume you have a component malfunction. I would hope to try to save you from purchasing parts you may not need. I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

PS Make sure you are using semi-rigid (metal type) vent ducting. It is crush resistant, heat resistant, does not kink easily, and resists rodents. It is what most manufacturers recommend. If you haven't replaced the dryer vent in a while, this may be a good time.

Nov 18, 2008 | Dryers

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