Question about Dryers
Ah -- I've seen this before.
Your dryer wants 240 volts to operate. That would be two 120 volt sources, 180 degrees out of phase. Two 120 volt sources = two circuit breakers.
If one of those 120 volt sources is not working then the dryer will spin but no heat.
Put the dryer dial or switches in the OFF position. Go to the circuit breaker box and find the dryer breakers. There will be two breakers -- ganged (fastened) together. Now, if one of those breakers has blown, and the other hasn't, the 'ganging' will prevent the blown breaker from appearing obvious.
Turn the breaker(s) OFF, count to three and a half then turn them ON with a nice solid snap.
Go upstairs and try the dryer again.
There are other problems that can cause this, but this solution will take care of most of these problems.
I wouldn't worry about the popped breaker unless it starts to happen all the time -- but a one-off breaker pop on a dryer is not a big deal.
Posted on May 18, 2009
You need to replace the heat element. It's a relatively easy & inexpensive repair, using only basic hand tools.
DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICTRICITY BEFORE YOU START
Posted on May 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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