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Dryer runs but doesn't heat.

All selectors work but no heat on any cycle Ichose

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The high and Low thermostatic limit switches must be in working order for the heating element to get power to operate. High limit opens in the event of a overheat condition to cut off the heating element. The low limit cuts on and off to control normal operation of the heating element for a more or less constant heat for drying.

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Nine times out of ten the element is burnt into somewhere. It will have to be replaced. Easy job.

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SOURCE: dryer doesn't always run a full cycle or heat

the moisture sensor is probably bad

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer Model #11074902200, intermittent

if it heats for the first 15 to 30 minutes then no heat the gas coils are failing and need to be replaced,they work when they're cold but when they heat up they fail,the coils are located on top of the gas valve, unplug the dryer,remove the two phillips screws take off the cover and remove the coils one at a time,pull off the wire connector,install the new coil and then push on the wire connector and then do the same to the next coil,also while your in there vac out the inside of dryer,if you have a shop vac,blow off the motor and blow off all the gas parts to clean it good,now take out the lint filter and remove the vent line,take off the back panel and clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,remove the four screws holding it in and take out the two phillips screws in front of the filter on the top panel,if the vent line is a long run from the wall to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow out the line,make sure the outside flapper is clean also,do this once a year and you'll never have a fire,your clothes will dry on time and your parts will last longer,good luck,if you need any more help let me know,the part number for the coils is 279834 and they are around 25 bucks

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Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
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The gas valve has two or more electric
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The dryer will not heat up


Instructions
    • 1 Check the cycle selector control to make sure a heating cycle has been selected. The selector should be in an "Off" position when not in use, but it should be turned to a drying cycle when in use. On some models, make sure you are not accidentally running the dryer on the "Air" cycle, which does not use heat.
    • 2 Check the gas supply valve to make sure it is open if your dryer is a gas dryer. If it is not open, just lift the valve open.
    • 3 Look at your house's main breaker box to determine whether a circuit breaker is tripped. The electric dryer runs on 220-240 volts and has a double breaker. If the breaker for the heating element is tripped, the drum may tumble the clothes without heat. Turn the dryer's breakers to off, then back on; test whether the dryer will produce heat.
    • 4 Consult a technician if troubleshooting does not resolve the problem.

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My frigidare affinity dryer is only starting on delicates and touch up, can you tell me why this is happening?


Hi.

If machine runs only in low heath cycles, then there is a problem with timer control, low heath selector, or heating assembly (cycling thermostat).

The first thing to do would be locating the tech sheet. The sheet is tucked inside an envelope located inside the control panel assembly. In the tech sheet you will find instructions to run a diagnostic cycle. The diagnostic cycle will return an error code that will help locating the fault.

With different Frigidaire Affinity dryers you need to press and hold Pause Cancel and SELECT for about ten seconds, then leave, put selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START to run the diagnostic cycle. The procedure for this specific model is described in the tech sheet.

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If machine runs only in low heath cycles, then there is a problem with timer control, low heath selector, or heating assembly (cycling thermostat).

The first thing to do would be locating the tech sheet. The sheet is tucked inside an envelope located inside the control panel assembly. In the tech sheet you will find instructions to run a diagnostic cycle. The diagnostic cycle will return an error code that will help locating the fault.

With different Frigidaire Affinity dryers you need to press and hold Pause Cancel and SELECT for about ten seconds, then leave, put selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and press START to run the diagnostic cycle. The procedure for this specific model is described in the tech sheet.

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This is this is the "program Timeout Fault". Meaning the drying time has exceeded program time for that cycle.Press Pause Cancel and SELECT buttons for 6 seconds to exit test modes. Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START. Check for anything that would extend dry times such as: no heat, restricted vent, blower fan blade broken or loose, dryer installed in closet with solid door, or bad connection in moisture sensor bar circuit or dirty bars. If dryer operates normally but code returns, replace electronic control.
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