The other day I went to use the dryer and it would not start. When my husband got home he went downstairs and changed the fuse in the circuit breaker. I pushed start and it ran for a few seconds and stopped again. I replaced the fuse once more and it is running, however there is no hot air, only cool. Is there are reset button, or what could this issue be? Are we better off to buy a new unit this one is about 7 years old.
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Re: Will start and run, but no heat.
These units have two circuit breakers...generally hooked up in tandem. It is always possible that the heater element is out. Sometimes they open a breaker when they fail. If you see a wiring diagram on the back of the unit and are handy with a multimeter...available at the hardware store...you can trace this out. Remember to turn off the power if you do.
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its a saftey device, called a "thermodisk". It's purpose is to turn off the heating coil or stop gas flow in the event of over heating. If the thermodisk is bad, trying to over ride it (trying to get it to run) will trip the breaker. Its about 10 bucks and easy to replace.
most of these dryers have a thermal fuse that shuts the dryer down when it over heats and it is not resetable. most of these on a kenmore are on the back of the dryer. locate the thermal fuse and use an ohm meter to tell if it has continuity or not. no continuity - replace it.
also if your dryer is over heating one of the most common causes is a crimped vent hose or pipe. don't use plastic hose as it crimps shut easily and won't let the heat out of the dryer causing the problem you described.
I was dealing with this exact issue for the past few days! I have a model # MDG5500AWQ. Starting to hang dry clothes and all. I read through these blogs and found that it was a GAS VALVE SOLENOID COIL that I needed to be REPLACED. I was told by a Magtag dealer that when the gas flame cut out like this the issue was 99% of the time the gas valve solenoid coil kit. I was even trying to call around to try and get a tech out today but none were available and they wanted $65.00 just to come out and look at it. So I went to the Magtag website and found a dealer in my area and asked them for the part. If you open the front part of the dryer and push the button to make the dryer turn on without the door closing it in a few seconds the flame starts on and about 1 minute later the flame totally cuts out. My husband just got through changing out these coils which were smaller than the picture, only $35.00 with tax front the dealer, and located in the very front of the dryer,. towards the bottom, when you open the dryer front. He replaced them and I'm drying a load of laundry right now, thank God!
I f it is fan that has more then one speed if you run it all the time,it may
not be on high sample : low fan speed runs all the time
med fan speed for heat
high fan speed is usually for air conditioning so if everything is good then it maybe the relay.
I couldnt bring up this model # Is it 22ov?full size dryer? I would recheck fuse's should be 2 one for each leg of 110v .
I would check to see if you have 220v to back of dryer where the cord mounts to dryer
Also some models have themal fuse on burner of dryer in back, this will keep heater from coming on... You can hook the wires together, that hook to themal fuse, being careful not to short wires and test if heater will come on