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What would cause my dryer to run but not heat?

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Power From The House

Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door Switch

If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch

Thermal Fuse / Thermal Cut out

On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel or behind the front panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing or is sometimes round and made of metal and plastic.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replace the fuse this is the most common reason for blowing the fuse. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring

Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to REPLACE the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Testimonial: "the dryer runs but only blows cold air. checked the fuse with a multimeter. It showed no reading. o.oo. Could it be the igniter? I don't see any red glow when the dryer is running. How do I test it and what should the meter read? Thank you for your reply."

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