Question about Dryers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the dryer runs but doesn’t heat, don’t even think it’s the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse was the problem, the dryer wouldn’t run at all.
First thing to do is verify your source voltage for the dryer; for those of you in Manhattan, this means to use your multi-meter to measure the voltage at the dryer outlet to make sure you have 240v. Y’see, Slick, the dryer motor only needs 120v supplied by one of the lines to run. But the heating elements, on the other hand, need 240v supplied by both lines to get hot.
If the source voltage is ok, then the most likely bad parts are listed below. As always, you should use your meter and the tech sheet supplied with your dryer (and cleverly hidden inside the control panel) to verify:
1. Even Heat Board
2. Heater Relay
Posted on May 05, 2009
ok, you can remove the small screws below the kick panel below the door on the front. that will gain you viewing space to watch and see if the ignitor is even glowing, if it is then you most likely need gas valve coils, or to turn on the gas.
if the ignitor is not glowing at all you will need to do some testing on the safetys and thermostats within the dryer. they are all closed at rest so you should have continuity through them. there is the operating stat on the air duct blower housing in the front of the dryer. there is also a hi limit that is on the rear housing of the unit that you will need to remove the top of the dryer to view and gain access to..
those dryers have been a pain and the rear hi limit is especially susceptible to poor venting practices so very common today, and the higher operating temps caused by the poor venting..
best of luck..
Posted on May 24, 2010
SOURCE: my fridgidare dryer quit heating
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape. If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2010
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