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Inglis Dryer Dryer runs but doesn't get hot....also runs cycle with cool air but doesn't shut off at the end of the cycle. I checked the lint catcher and hose at back....both are clean. Took back panel off, there are two metal encased parts....not sure where to go from here to check the heating element or the fuse inside.

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  • Scorpion458 Oct 13, 2007

    More info - it's an Inglis dryer it this helps the troubleshooting process....

  • Recon 66 Nov 24, 2007

    I am having the same problem. dryer does not heat and cycle will not shut off, have removed the back panel to gain access to thermostat and element. I have a new volt meter but i am unsure of how to use it or what setting it should be on ,,

    Dryer is actually fairly new (less then 3yrs) , have checked for lint blockage(none) & discharge hose is also clear,

    any solutions or assistance on how to use the volt meter would truly be appreciated,,,

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  • eckercr Jan 31, 2009

    My dryer runs but wont get hot and does not dry clothes. It also runs on the cool air setting but does not stop. It is only 3 years old!!!!

    Someone help!

  • oscar59 Apr 12, 2009

    Dryer tumbles and blows air, but doesn't heat. Checked and cleaned then vent...checked the fuse box to make sure it had not been tripped. Still does not work. Inglis dryer.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I clean the lint every time. I took the bottom panel and there was so much lint, I cleaned this all out. why did this happen?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    inglis gas dryer



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You really need a volt / ohm meter to check for Continuity & Volts

Its well worth the investment... $15.00 bucks give or take a few

I would check to see if you have 220v to back of dryer where the cord mounts to dryer,

If dryer is getting only 1 leg 110 volts instead of the 220 will it not heat.

Check themostates & heater for Continuity... Most models, Now have a.. Hi-limit fuses that need to be checked for Continuity


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If your dryer isn't getting hot it and drying clothes it sounds like the heating element is out. I is a easy fix.

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Inglis IED4400SQ0 - I thought it was my heating elemnent I tested continuity using a multimeter on all of the 5 pieces ( fuses and heating element) turned out it was the thermal cut fuse. I very temporarily shorted it to confirm, and that's what it was. Gonna go buy the new kit tomorrow thanks for all the help.

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Inglis dryer will not stay running,then not restart

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    Shaun Dec 14, 2010

    I have the same problem, and I'm fixing it myself, or attempting to fix it. I'm trying to change the coils (2) (1 has 3 prongs, one has only 2) there are little knob pieces molded to them, are they supposed to be face up or down? can't remember, maybe a diagram would be GREAT! Its an Iglis gas dryer


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