Question about KitchenAid Dryers
Dryer runs but no longer heats
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check the ignitor. That's a very common cause for no heat in a gas dryer. other possibilities are the coils, or it could be that you have a bad fuse in the dryer.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
It sounds like your heating element has broken. There are several links provided on this site on how to replace it. You might want to take a look at davesrepair.com to purchase a new one. He has pretty good prices on the element.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Timers cannot be repaired. The mechanism is a spring - once it weakens, or fails - a new timer is required.
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Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: I have an Estate heavy
Check thermal fuse. After that check the thermostats and finally the element. In your case the Whirlpool built Super Capacity has two thermal switches located in the heater box and a cycling thermostat. If replacing thermal fuse did not do the job, test the thermostats for continuity using a multimeter. Additionally to the three thermostats mentioned before , there is an high-limit thermostat. See the diagram below to locate parts. If any of the thermostats is open at room temperature (it reads infinity), replace the part. Heating element is also tested checking continuity.
After repairing, remove all lint from air ducts, that is the primary cause for overheating. Ensure also that the fan is working. If fan is not working the thermostats will blow.
Here diagram, click on picture to enlarge:
Here an article explaining how to troubleshoot the problem.
Here parts and diagrams for one of the Super Capacity Plus dryers: WED5300SQ0, enter your own model number in part seller page to be sure that you order the right part.
Posted on May 16, 2011
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