Question about Whirlpool Dryers
The dryer spins but won't heat up
Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:
Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
A page for checking gas dryers is here.
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Posted on May 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dryer spins but does not get hot
The problem could be a faulty component such as the timer, heating glow bar, gas coils, safety or operating thermostats. First thing to do is to check the venting to make sure it is not plugged. I cover that more in detail if you wanna check it out.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
SOURCE: dryer spins does not heat up
I CAN GIVE YOU THE ANSWER TO YOUR TROUBLES. THE HEATING ELEMENT IN YOUR DRYER IS GONE. CALL A REPAIRMAN AND SEE HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO GET YA A NEW HEATING ELEMENT INSTALLED.
Posted on May 16, 2009
I have provided a checklist courtesy of; www.repairclinic.com
They also provide repair parts, disassembly diagrams and procedures.
You can also checkout www.homemanagement.services.officelive.com for other appliance help websites.
Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.
If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:
Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.
Click here for a belt installation diagram.
Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:
If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.
If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
You need an ohm meter to do needed checks. Unplug dryer from power,,, then look for sensors and locate the heat coils. Using the ohm meter, check each device by connecting meter to the posts ( your looking for an open curcuit) Note that when you touch the leads of the ohm meter together, the gage will move? This is closed condition, and if the needle did not move, this is called "open". When you find a sensor or heat coil that reads open, that part is bad.
Now make sure there is not a tripped breaker in the fuse panel of the house,,, because even though the dryer is 220 volt,,, 110 volt runs the tumble motor while the other 110 volt curcuit runs the heat side ( so one will work without the other)
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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