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The dryer doesn't heat up when running. In the process of taking the back off and having problems I did unscrew the sensors to take to hardware store to have checked. I can't get the back off to get to the heating coil/element .....as I should take that in to hardware store to get checked with voltmeter????? This is an older dryer.....just wondering if it can be repaired or need to dispose of ......

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Dryer not heating


If your dryer won\'t heat up the first thing to do is clean out the vent from the back of your dryer up to the roof. (or where ever your vent leads to). You will have to clean it our from both ends. Use a vacuum cleaner that has the ability to switch and BLOW air rather than suck air to blow it through. This usually fixes the problem because there is no air flow and it takes HOURS to dry. If that doesn\'t work then look at the back of your dryer. MAKE SURE IT IS UNPLUGGED IN EVERY EVENT! Then disconnect the wires one at a time and clean and reconnect to make sure you have a good solid connection. Plug back in and see how if it works.

Mar 10, 2014 | Roper Dryers

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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem


Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.




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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.


Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.


Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor



Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.


Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is
defective.


Timer
The timer is normally not at fault if the
dryer doesn\'t heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they
end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this
troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Dryers

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I have a kenmore 70 series heavy duty 110 96573230. It doesn't heat up. Can't find where the thermal fuse. Where is it located? Do I need to unscrew the back?


Yes, you need to take it all apart. ( Including the back.)
All of the things that can cause your problem are in the back and the bottom of your machine.
There are actually about 3 to 7 things that can cause "no heat".
Not only the "thermal fuse", but also the heating element, and any of the "overheat thermostat switches" can have failed, beside the possibility there is a wire has burned in two.
You will need a testing instrument like a multi-meter or a volt-ohm meter to check all these out.
Be blessed.

Mar 22, 2013 | Dryers

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My dryer starts, runs a few minutes, doesn't heat up and shuts itself off


check your sensors on the heater unit, there are two or more, simply us a meter and make sure power is on both sides of the sensor, if not then that specific sensor is bad and you should replace it, pull the sensor and tie the two wire together to see if it will heat, if it does replace the sensor they are cheap and will keep you from burning down the house

Dec 31, 2012 | GE DWSR463EGWW Electric Dryer

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Replaced the igniter and heat sensor and dryer still doesn't heat


Have you tested the thermal limiter at all on the back panel of the unit? It is similar to a fuse, and a small square part on the top left portion of the back panel.

Jul 28, 2012 | Frigidaire GLGR331A Gas Dryer

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It doesnt heat up the motor runs but it blows cool air it is also electric


Disconnect the entire venting duct work and clean if necessary. If clogged full of lint in one area the sensor prevents the burner to produce any heat. If clear throughout the moister control sensor is at fault

Apr 28, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool ler7646EQI Dryer runs for 5-10 seconds


sounds like u have a bad overheat sensor on the back on the electric strip housing and on fan housing they are round they are very cheap just take them off and replace both of them and that should fix your problem

Feb 25, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer heats once or twice then stops heating


It's likely one of the coils is opening a break in the coil as the coil heats up. This coil will shrink when cool and be able to run again. The number for the coil kit, which will replace ALL the coils, for your machine is 12001348.

Disconnect power and turn off gas before working on this dryer. Working on gas dryers is not recommended for people who are not professionals.

Service on gas appliances should be undertaken by professionals only due to the danger of gas leakage which can cause fires or death by asphyxiation.

The disassembly procedure is covered beginning on page 3-10 of the manual listed at the link below. Operation and replacement of coils is covered at page 3-32. Replace All coils with Kit Number listed above. Take care not to touch or hit the ignitor or you will be replacing it also. It is VERY brittle.


Reverse process to re-assemble. Good Luck

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Sep 15, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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My Estate Dryer (by Whirlpool) appears to run appropriately, but it is producing no heat. I am not sure what the problem is, but during the process of unscrewing the power cord from the back panel on the...


Mighta blowed the high limit mounted on the heater element housing at the top. If it runs then the fuse ain't blown. But the high limit will.
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Jun 27, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer takes too long to dry clothers and yes I cleaned all the vents and there is no clog or stoppage in vents


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For an electric dryer that runs but doesn’t heat, follow this repair roadmap:
Flip the circuit breaker off and then back on. Electric dryers run on a two-pole, 240v breaker. A common problem is for one of the legs to break which cuts the 240v that the elements need to heat up but it still supplies the 120v for the motor. The result is that the dryer runs but doesn’t heat.
If the breaker checks out, then it’s time to do some surgery. Unplug the dryer and open it up.
. Use your ohm meter to test the thermostats. All should show continuity.
Measure the resistance of the heating element with your ohm meter. Normal readings are in the neighborhood of 30 ohms.
In rare cases, the centrifugal switch in the motor can fail which breaks the power circuit for the heating elements. If this is the case, then the entire motor must be replaced since the centrifugal switch is built into the motor.

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