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Dryer runs, but does not heat. Checked all breakers. Took of back to check heating element-can't see it to tell if that's the problem.

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Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You need a thermal fuse, very simple and affordable to replace. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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If you are sure the element is fine use a multi meter to be sure you have continuity from the element back to the timer there could be a thermal fuse. Be sure you have 120V and 240 volt at the plug. If there is a seperate heat setting switch check continuty there. If all is good there chances are it is the timer itself. Normally the dials inside will wear and they will no longer push contact on the micro switch to turn on the element. You can test this with continuity by going from the power into the timer and to the element, have someone spin the timer by hand. You may find it jump when the odd contact is made but it will likley not be consistant. Some timers can be pulled apart and a tiny glob of epoxy on the right contact point will extend the life of the timer by a few years.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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ok you moving in right direction but you jumped a step,,you already checked the thermal cut offf and the operating thermostat,,those where the two on the side of the heater housing,,you should have checked the thermal fuse and the thermistor,,they are on top of the blower wheel housing tuck a lttle to the left,,since you seem that you know what your doing just jump them out starting with the thermal fuse,,,keep me posted on the job

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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The following link explains how to troubleshoot a dryer no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Most dryer heat related problems are caused by clogged, or poorly installed vent ducting. Cleaning the lint trap is not nearly enough to maintain a dryer in proper condition. This actually causes the heating circuits to overheat to the point of failure. In the majority of the cases, the THERMAL CUT-OUT (TCO) is the components that fails first. This component is designed to trip like a fuse in an overheat condition. Once tripped, it cannot be reset and must be replaced. If your heating element was defective, then you may have more than just the element at fault. Read through the link I provided and see if you may have additonal problems. NOTE: If the TCO is defective, it is recommended that you replace the hi-limit thermostat at the same time. In many cases these components are sold as a set. Failure to replace them at the same time can lead to premature failure of any components you have replaced. Both components will be mounted on or near the heat box that the element is encased in. If you have questions along the way, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

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