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Running but No Heat

Model: LER8620PW:  I have checked the fuse box, lint collector, and vent and all are working fine.  I am guessing that the heating element is shot and I need to replace it however, I cant find it anywhere on the unit.  Please help.

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Theres other things that cause a NO heat problem ... ITs wealth worth the investment of a muti meter to do checks 12.oo dollars or so...

but the heater is in the back.. need to pulll off back panel of dryer.... heater is in right corner faceing back of dryer.

here is a link to help replace... I would check to see if any coils are broke .. sometimes light taping on heater coils is required to find a broken coil

http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm

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The dryer is running but no heat


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The first thing to check is the fuses or breakers in your homes fuse box. If this fuse is blown, it is possible for your dryer to spin but not produce heat. If you've checked the fuses and they are not blown, the next possible cause is the heating element.
To check the heating element, move the back panel of the dryer. You'll need a volt/ohmmeter to check the element terminal. Locate the element and set the volt/ohmmeter on the RX-1 scale. Remove one lead from the element and then place one probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the terminal of the element. Place the other probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the remaining terminal of the element. Look for a continuity reading of the volt/ohmmeter of approximately 2-5 ohms. If there is no continuity reading, the heating element is defective and should be replaced.
Also clean the lint filter every time you use the dryer. Even if the lint filter is cleaned after every load, lint will still accumulate around the dryer's moving parts, the exhaust duct and vent. Each year inspect the vent pipe and vent cover operation. Disconnect the exhaust duct and remove lint from the internal exhaust pipe, the duct and the vent. Make sure the duct has no kinks, where lint and moisture can build-up.
Turn off the power; remove the front and rear panels and vacuum out the lint from around the motor and idler. Poor air flow uses more energy and can cause lint build-up in the internal ducting, leading to a fire hazard.


Please check the bellow links to get a detailed idea as to why a dryer is not heating up, you can trouble shoot your problem after going through the article therein:-


http://www.dryernotheating.com/


http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Replace-Your-Dryer-Heating-Element


http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm


Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.

Feb 02, 2011 | Samsung Dryers

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whirlpool,kenmore,roper,kitchenaid,inglis,if your dryer works but no heat most of the time it is a blown fuse,or bad heating coil,cause of a blown fuse can be power surge,clogged wall vent,clogged dryer lint vent box,unplug,remove back cover,look to your right and you will see the heater box,look on the left side near the top and you will see a small fuse,this is your heater box fuse,if not the fuse,the heating coil is near the bottom,1 screw on each side,remove and look for broken wire,if you have a meter,you can check the fuse and heater coil-mike

on Feb 11, 2010 | Dryers

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No heat but dryer runs fine? how can i fix it


Hi

The first thing to check is the fuses or breakers in your homes fuse box. If this fuse is blown, it is possible for your dryer to spin but not produce heat. If you've checked the fuses and they are not blown, the next possible cause is the heating element.
To check the heating element, move the back panel of the dryer. You'll need a volt/ohmmeter to check the element terminal. Locate the element and set the volt/ohmmeter on the RX-1 scale. Remove one lead from the element and then place one probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the terminal of the element. Place the other probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the remaining terminal of the element. Look for a continuity reading of the volt/ohmmeter of approximately 2-5 ohms. If there is no continuity reading, the heating element is defective and should be replaced.
Also clean the lint filter every time you use the dryer. Even if the lint filter is cleaned after every load, lint will still accumulate around the dryer's moving parts, the exhaust duct and vent. Each year inspect the vent pipe and vent cover operation. Disconnect the exhaust duct and remove lint from the internal exhaust pipe, the duct and the vent. Make sure the duct has no kinks, where lint and moisture can build-up.
Turn off the power; remove the front and rear panels and vacuum out the lint from around the motor and idler. Poor air flow uses more energy and can cause lint build-up in the internal ducting, leading to a fire hazard.

Please check the bellow links to get a detailed idea as to why a dryer is not heating up, you can trouble shoot your problem after going through the article therein:-

http://www.dryernotheating.com/


http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Replace-Your-Dryer-Heating-Element


http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm


Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.

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The timer will not advance, it heats up on the correct settings, but will just stay on indefinately. Sounds like a classic Timer issue, but just want to ask for a second opinion, and ask what the part...









We have a dryer ( could be any make! ) that is consistently blowing fuses after about 15-20 minutes. We have taken the dryer apart to check for clogs in the venting system and to check if the heating core was okay and they seem to be fine. Any ideas?


Blowing the house fuses? If yes....the dryer usually will blow a fuse right away if there is a problem in the dryer....more often than not a fuse that blows after the dryer has been running a while it is a fuse box issue. A test: Put 2 new 30 amp fuses in and run the dryer with the heat on for 5-10 minutes, turn off the dryer and quickly remove the fuses from the house fuse box and see if they are hot at all ( especially on the bottom )....if the fuses are getting hot they are probably melting the fuse link and not really blowing = fuse box problem.

As for most things there are exceptions....a grounded heating element -may- blow the fuse after the dryer has been on for a while, it is easy to test for that as well. See. A burnt/loose power cord/plug -may- also give this type of a problem.





Dryer basics- Venting problems and power supply:
Most dryer "to long to dry" or "poor/low heat" complaints can be traced back to a bad or poor venting system and sometimes a poorly maintained lint filter. Do not go outside and put your hand under the vent opening and say " it is fine - I feel air coming out"...that is not good enough...take your venting apart, clean it ALL out and make sure the vent hood flapper works and that it is not clogged with lint. Make sure your venting system is short, straight and resistance free as possible. A poor venting system will shorten the life of your dryer, plug up the fan blower and duct work inside your dryer as well.
Gas dryers need 120 volts to operate the whole dryer. Electric dryers need 240 volts to operate the heating element and 120 volts to operate the timer and motor. You should see 240 volts between the black and red wires, 120 volts between the red and white wires, 120 volts between the black and white wires at the electric dryer main power harness. A blown house fuse ( or breaker ) would stop a gas dryer from working at all. A blown house fuse ( or a 1/2 tripped breaker ) would still allow the electric dryer to run but you would get no heat. Depending on which fuse goes, sometimes the dryer could be dead as well. If you have problems with a fuse letting go or a breaker tripping after the dryer runs for a while, normally the problem is not in the dryer but is in the fuse box.i think it will work

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My dryer is about 7-8 years old. It has been taking longer to dry clothes for a little while now but within the last few days will not heat up. Spins fine, just no heat. Breakers are good.Any solutions?


Have you cleaned the blower vent pipes lately. Sounds like the vents may be stopped up with lint and it got too hot. Clean vents and where the fan blade is to be sure the fan can turn. I have found everything you can think of in the blower housing that would keep the fan from turning.Be sure and get the lint out they all have some. As far as the heat not working check all thermastats , the thermal fuse on blower box and thermal cutoff usely on the heater box. and the heater coil also check with an ohmeter from heater coil connections to the metal box it's in ,the coil could be grounded inside the box.
Hope this helps.

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My electric dryer runs for awhile then it just shuts off after about 15 minutes of running? Its a neptune.


a couple of things here may be the problem.. First I would check to make sure my lint trap and the dryer exhaust is not full of lint causing the dryer to heat at a higher temp throwing the high limit switch into disconnect due to the amount of heat generated by the coils. This hi limit switch is a safety device to prvent fires. If you find a lot of lint in the dryer vent or the dryer lint trap, once cleaned, see if the machine doesn't operate like you want. Second. The motor bearings or strator may be going out and the motor is going into thermal overload and shutting down to prevent, as you guessed, a fire. I would check the lint trap and dryer exhaust first since it is more than likely the problem and is cheaper to fix. A wet/dry vac should do the trick. Also remove the back of the dryer to clean out the lint paying special attention to the area around the motor vent which can get blocked causing the motor to over heat. Once these vents are cleared the motor may be fine. Make sure to do all of the above with the dryer disconnected from the power source..

Good luck hope this helped you some

Dave

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I have an similar problem with my Amana Dryer LEA30AW.


First Clean out your filter, Assuming the element is okay and cut-out are fine it should run okay, you could also try running it on low heat will take a bit longer but hey if it works great..Good luck

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Gas Dryer - takes to long to dry


Friend,
huuum At your service!

Sometimes this can happen when the vent line is clogged.


1. Check if the lint filter is full and needs to be cleaned.
Try this first.If the vent line is kinked or blocked
2. Then check if the outside screen covering the exhaust vent if this is even half blocked
with lint there will be no heat! This screen is to keep small animals out!
Try checking this and if it is clogged or the spring loaded door is stuck closed.
Try to clean the lint out of the corners of the flap door,
and or remove the screen permanently!
NO ANIMALS LIKE TO GET BURNT,IT'S HOT IN THAT TUBE!
Take the vent line off the rear of the dryer and try if it works. If it does you know it's the vent line and not the dryer that's the problem the dryer.





You will be fine
Bless You huuum

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Kenmore dryer 110.875626011 will run but no heat. I checked for line voltage and continuity across the limits and the element which checks out. I also check the sensors on the exhaust tube. one has...


Its really a whirlpool. It sounds as if your thermal fuse has blown. If you look up your model on sears.com you can look at the break down to locate the fuse. These parts usually go because of overheating, caused by vent issues. Restrictions, blockages or too long of runs are usuall the problem. Once fixed, try running it with the vent off for a few loads. Identify if there is build up of lint in the lint catch area and base of unit. These signs of build up usually indicate a vent issue.

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