The dryer will turn on and run for about 1 min. then it sounds like it is getting bogged down and stops. It will restart but it does the same thing. I took off the front panel and checked the lint trap and blower fan and didn't find anything. Any other suggestions?
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ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:
Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)
Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.
Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,
Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.
Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle.
turn till it stops clockwise, then turn back counter clock about 1 1/2 turns. If you hear the motor sounding bogged down, turn it a bit more counter clockwise, (leans out the gas) till it stops sputtering .
If the hum is loud I would suspect something is jammed and the motor is stopped leading to a heavy current running through the motor. After 5 or 10 minutes I would anticipate the circuit breaker would trip or the motor would burn up. If the humming suddenly stops then a thermal overload switch might be activating and when it cools down normal operation resumes. This is my only insight.
Before you take it a part adjust the fuel air mixture most of these small engines are air 1 1/4 and fuel 1 turn get it to ideal just before the foot spins ( let the engine warm up good and have fresh fuel before doing these adjustments) afer a good ideal adjust the mixture for a full no bogging speed . If this does not work then start to work on the carb.
my dryer makes a funny noise about 10 to 15 min. into cycle. then shuts off. if you try to restart will not restart unless you hold start button down. once you let go will stop. wait about an hour and dryer will run for another 10- 15 min and start process over again.
have you cleaned the filter, so dryers stop if the dryer filter needs to be cleaned, also when you pull it out, clean underneath the filter, down in the dryer, lint gets down in there after a while......it may help.....good luck.....
could be a bad motor or timer contacts. can you hear a humming sound coming from the motor if you tried starting it again? if there is none, wait for about 5 mins and try starting it again, hear what happens?..