Electric Frigidiare dryer GLER331AS1 is not heating up after repugging it in after power went out due to storm. Manula sys possible cause as one of the fuses. If this is true--where are they located and how do you check and replace. Thanks
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Re: not enough heat
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:
Power from the house
to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in?
Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two
fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only
one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the
two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are
a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker
or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special
wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity
means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating
elements aren't repairable.
many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside
the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually
embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the
fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the
dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still
tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially
defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and
the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
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If the electric dryer
does not heat at all then there are some possibilities that have to be checked
to confirm the fault. 1)check whether you are
getting power to the dryer from electric out let to which the dryer is
connected. The power problem can also occur if the fuse is blown or the circuit
breaker is got tripped. 2) Other possibility for
dryer not heating is the blown thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is located to the exhaust duct inside the back
cover panel. This fuse blows out if the dryer gets overheated or any short
circuit occurs in the house when dryer is in working. 3) The other possibility if the power
is ok and if the thermal fuse is ok. Then the problem can be due to fault in
the heating element. The heating element
looks like a long coil of special wire. You can check heating elements continuity
with an ohm meter. If there is no continuity that means the element is bad and
you need to replace it. The heating elements cannot be repaired it
should be replaced if faulty. 4) But if all
the above mentioned possibilities checks out OK, and still the same problem,
then there is a fault in the wiring. Check the main power cord of the dryer
which you connect in the electric out let. If the power wire is got internally
burned out or got cut in between the dryer will not get proper power and will
not work Due to partial power. This will
hello km....if this is an electric dryer, there are two possible reasons for no heat. The common reason is that the heating element is bad and must be replaced. The uncommon reason is that one leg of the 220 electric entering the dryer is bad, due to a faulty breaker or a loose connection resulting in the 110 volt components working but not the heat. Joe
Well a dryer heating element does draw quite a bit of amps(that is why it is 220) but it cycles on and off & it is not an appliance that is used everyday. The first think I would do is read the electric meter and verify that it was not misread before condeming the dryer. If the electric meter reads are correct then it is possible it could be the dryer heating element shorting. How much do you actually use the dryer? Is the heating in your house electric and have you been using it? You could also have your electric company test the meter. Look at your usage of electricity for last year at the same time(it will be on the bill) and see what the number was.
First reset circuit breaker since it's 220 set set up is possible to have tripped one of the breakers not likely but possible. Next if that does not do it you need to buy an ohm meter and open the port to get to the heating coil so you can test the heater wire putting it on ohms and with it unplugged put the ohm meter leads on the two terminals and see if you get a reading, if the needle moves it's something else if it don't it's the heating coil, plus there is other things to but that wheeI'd start. but if your squeamish with 220 then call a appliance man, anyone worth his SALTWill have it fixed by the time you went to the store and bought the meter took it apart and replaced it.