Question about Dryers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Dec 11, 2008
SOURCE: dryer does not get hot
Most likely your heating element has gone bad. This will happen from a number of different things ranging from just plain age to clogged vents causing it to overheat and go out. Also with a gas dryer your thermostat may be bad. The thermostat tells the dryer when to release the gas and ignite the flame to heat the drum. This would be my first suggestion on what the problem is. There is also a thermal fuse on your dryer that may be the problem but I really think it's the thermostat. It's hard to say without hooking a volt meter to it to find where the current is stopping but these would be the most common causes. It's always a good idea to have your vents cleaned out at least once a year and if you have a long distance between the dryer and the vent outside get the entire hose cleared out yearly. This will save you money in the long run on parts and save you from any fires. With gas dryers, I have seen it a few times in homes, the lint catches fire due to the open flame and does a lot of damage.
Do try out the thermostat first, it shouldn't cost you but around 20 dollars for it. If you open up the back panel of the control panel you will find the wire diagram and it will show you where the thermostat is located. Do make sure to unplug the dryer first though. Trust me, 110 volts of electricity is not a fun feeling for anyone, I know from experience. If you have any other questions let me know. I hope this helps you out enough to get this fixed, I know what a pain it is to have your dryer out. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
The element is at the bottom of the unit. Usually they are located on the right bottom but when you take the housing off, you will be able to see it.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Sounds like one of the cavity switches is bad. Open back of dryer, you will see wires that attach to little clip next to each other. Try jumping wire from one side to the other, do one switch at a time and try dryer to see if heats, if you get heat replace that switch. These switches burn out if dryer gets to hot, usually from to much lint in duct work. Also vacuum out duct work in wall and on back of dryer.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
Sounds like you need to replace the coils on the gas valve. Just make sure your venting is clear 1st. If it is, the coils are easy to replace. Remove the front panel and the coils are on the bottom right hand side. Two screws and the bracket for both comes off. One has two terminals and the other has three. Real easy once you get into the dryer.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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