Question about Dryers
If your dryer is running, but not heating the following link explains how to troubleshoot the problem:
Pay particular attention to the section that discusses dryer ventilation. The number one cause of dryer failures is poor ventilation. Without proper air flow the dryer will overheat to the point of failure. Most commonly the Thermal Cut-Out fails.
Another source of this problem comes from improper input voltage at the wall recepatacle. The dryer drive motor only uses a portion of this voltage and runs off 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require the full 220-240VAC. Some people have their dryer circuit on a double breaker. If yours is configured this way, double check to make sure one of the breakers is not tripped. This will give the same symptoms that you describe.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you solve your problem.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are a few things you can check. You will need a voltage/ ohms meter. First thing you should check is that you are getting 240 Volts too the dryer. If the dryer is getting voltage, then you will need to check the heating element first. Remove the lower front panel usually held on by 2 1/4" screws. The element is located on the right side of the dryer (Looking at the front). Unplug the dryer, check continuity on the 2 terminals on the element, if there is continuity, the element is ok. Next you will need to start checking the thermostats. There is one thermostat and one safety stat on the side of the element housing. Both of those should have continuity also. If all three os those parts are checking out ok, you wil need to check the safety attached to the blower duct work directly below the drum. The easiest way to get to that safety is to remove the lint screen duct.Two 1/4" screws hold that on.
These are the most probably causes of your dryer not heating. Please contact me if you need more info.
If this helps you and you need to order the defective part, let me know and I can ship you the part also.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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