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I want to know how hot the dryer cycle gets. I do not have temperature controls on my dryer.

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SOURCE: Rinse cycle temperature

You may have a problem with your Temp Switch or the Sensor Thermistor.  Very easy to check and fix depending on your technical ability.  Both of these parts are connected off the Automatic Temperature Control Board.  

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How to set the dryer for the most heat


Your dryer will have heat settings on it. Often there are just 2 , a warm dry cycle and a hot dry cycle and you select the one you require. Other machines will have more temperature setting options.
So just check the controls on the front of the dryer and you will see how to operate the temperature settings. The most simple machines will have the timer and the heat settings on the one control knob.

Dec 17, 2015 | Dryers

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Beko sensordry 6kg gets hot on sensordry programs but won,t get hot on timed programs and keeps stopping and starting, any ideas please?


In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.htmlGOD IS So GOOD !!!!

Feb 13, 2015 | Dryers

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I have a frigidaire gallery series dryer that will run on low heat setting just fine but when I set it on medium or higher it shuts off after a minute or so. ..I replaced the thermistor but it didn't help....


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective or has a short if its grounding out? Which in turns causes blown fuses or thermostats or overheating.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.html

Nov 04, 2014 | Dryers

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Dryer does not always fail to heat throughout entire drying time on timer.


ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective or has a short if its grounding out? Which in turns causes blown fuses or thermostats or overheating.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.html

Oct 17, 2014 | Dryers

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I want to know how hot my dryer gets. I do not have temp. controls on my model


Good Morning Tabitha,

I see that you are looking to see how hot your Frigidaire dryer, model# FER311FS, actually gets, due to you not having temperature controls on your particular model. Being that you have just the timed dry cycle, it provides up to 100 minutes of drying time at high heat for regular and permanent press items. When drying permanent press items, turn the cycle selector to 40-50 minutes. This is the average time needed to dry most loads of permanent press items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 10 minutes of the Timed Dry cycle. Use this setting to refresh clothing, pillows or blankets or to dust draperies. Heat-sensitive items such as plastics, foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials or items containing feathers or down should be dried only with this setting. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-

Mar 17, 2014 | Frigidaire FER311FS Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not start. It is model LER7646EQ1. I replaced the heating coil about a month ago. In the past few days, when the dryer was running, the control panel seemed to get quite hot. The dryer even...


This sounds like several faults rather than one, but the likely original cause is the thermostat. Thermostats most often fail in the closed (on) position which would mean that the element was always on, rather than switching on and off when your dryer reached the correct temperature. This would explain why the control panel seemed hot.

This also explains why the dryer was stopping during the cycle. Your dryer is fitted with a thermal-fuse which trips and cuts power when the dryer gets too hot. However, a faulty thermostat doesn't usually stop the dryer running. A broken thermal fuse usually will.

From your description, I'd say you are definitely going to need a new thermostat, but I doubt if that's the only part you're going to need. You may well need a new thermal fuse and as the control panel got hot, this could have been damaged also.

I wouldn't buy any parts until you've inspected the control panel. You really need a service manual . but they are not usually available free. Failing that you're going to need some test equipment (Voltage & Ohm meters) to find the problem but if you don't know how to use them, it's definitely time to get an engineer.

I wouldn't advise buying any parts until you've investigated thoroughly - unless you can get them cheaply and return them if they aren't needed.

Oct 18, 2010 | Whirlpool LER7646E Dryer

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THERMAL FUSE BLEW


A blown thermal fuse is an indication of a failed operating (cycling) thermostat. The thermal fuse and the operating thermostat are located on the blower outlet duct to regulate the temperature of the air inside the dryer by monitoring the temperature of the air going out. The cycling thermostat cycles off when the air gets too hot and cycles on when it gets colder than normal. Therefore when it fails to cycle off, the temperature gets too hot and when it reaches the temperature limit of the thermal fuse, the thermal fuse blows.

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Water temperature control not working


the fill hoses are backwards,,,reverse fill hoses...on the job...also your under warranty ..call for service but you can do it your self..

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