Question about Whirlpool WED5100SQ Front-Load Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs but not heating up - Whirlpool WED5100SQ Front-Load Electric Dryer

Posted by on

  • dinolisa6815 Jul 02, 2009

    Thanks so much, your note is are problem.Voltage issues.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,515 Answers

Hi,


A Nice article by an expert ;-


This advice is for all ELECTRIC Dryers that have a "No Heat" problem.

Symptom: Dryer turns on, drum spins, but you have no heat.

Any of the following components are more than likely suspect as being bad:

Heating Element
Thermal Cut-Out
Hi-Limit Thermostat

All these components COMBINED, should cost less than $100. If you fix it yourself, you will avoid the additional cost for labor.


If the dryer isn't blowing ANY air at all, but the drum still turns, you may have a bad blower fan assembly inside the dryer. Or, the blower fan assembly may be clogged.

If your dryer performance has been failing (i.e., clothes taking longer to dry), it may be for a reason. You need to ask yourself when the last time you cleaned the dryer ventilation. If you can't remember, or if it has never been done, this can contribute to the dryer failing. All dryers need proper air flow in order to dry properly. If the ducting becomes clogged, the heating circuits will actually overheat and eventually fail. This usually results in the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) blowing or the Heating Element failing or BOTH. When these components fail, they must be replaced. Remove the dryer hose from the back of the dryer and inspect it thoroughly from where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. It should be clear with no kinks or clogs. If your vent line runs under a crawl space make sure it is suspended above the ground and has no sags where lint could collect. RULE OF THUMB: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent duct, the BETTER. After you inspect the vent ducting, turn the dryer on and make sure you have forceful air flow coming form the dryer. This will prove that your blower fan is working properly or not. Since you stated that your dryer is not currently heating, the air will be cold, but you should still have some force behind it. If the air flow is weak, you need to clean the duct work INSIDE the dryer. It is important to keep a dryer checked routinely. I recommend once per season (that's 4 times per year). Dryers are the cause of many house fires. These fires are due to lint accumulations inside the unit catching on fire. A little preventive maintenance can prevent significant problems in the future.

Getting to the heating circuit to determine if the components are good or bad is the next step. If your dryer has the lint screen on the top of the unit, you will need to remove the back panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits. If the dryer has the lint screen in the door, you will need to remove the lower kick panel under the door by using a putty knife to release the retaining clips. They will be located along the seam in the front about 2 inches in from each side. If this is a Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet, the lower lick panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge of the panel. (HINT: placing a block of wood under the front feet of the dryer can make access much easier). If your dryer has no lower kick panel, you have to remove the entire front panel on these models. This is accomplished by lifting the dryer top and removing the screws that hold the front panel in place.

NOTE: The heating circuit should be troubleshot with the dryer UNPLUGGED. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off. Resistance readings are as follows:

Heating Element (located inside heater box) – remove the two leads from the ceramic terminals on the heating element and take a reading across the terminal points. It should read 9 - 13 ohms.

Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) (mounted to the heater box.) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

Hi-Limit Thermostat (mounted to the heater box, closest to the heating element leads) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

If any of the above readings are abnormal, replace the component. NOTE: If the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat is defective it is highly recommended by most manufacturers to replace BOTH components at the same time. They are often sold as a set. Without doing so, these components can cause potentially fail again.




Note :-
One item I failed to mention - Double check the input power for your dryer FIRST. You should have 220VAC at the receptacle and terminal block. The dryer will STILL tumble and the timer will still function with a portion of the input power missing as these circuits only require 110VAC. The heating circuits, however, require 220VAC to function. If one leg of the receptacle voltage is missing the dryer may exhibit "No Heat" like symptoms. This could also be an indication of a burned or failed power cord. Continuity checks performed with the dryer UNPLUGGED should indicate a short between the prong end of the cord and the respective lugs at the terminal block.

Hope i helped.

DO RATE THE SOLUTION.

Thanks for using 'Fixya'.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Electric dryer runs but no heat. all thermal and motor and heater element have continuity.


Dryer Diagnostic - Not Heating up - Repair ... - YouTube

? 11:16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vns05qIjGs
Sep 6, 2013 - Uploaded by ApplianceVideo.com
Repair your trusty Maytag Electric Dryer suffering from some of the ... However, in REGULAR mode, it runs normal too, but theheat stops ...

Maytag Dryer Not Heating - How to Test the Heater and ...

? 4:12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zjiZ0sbCgI
Oct 12, 2013 - Uploaded by Bill Newberry
How to test the heating element on a Maytag Dryer. If you Maytagdryer is running but not heating these are what you need to check. ... The dryer runs but does not heat. .... Not heating Maytag electric dryer - Duration: 19:38.

Not heating Maytag electric dryer - YouTube





Jan 13, 2016 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer does not heat up checked all thermostats and replaced heating element still no luck


hum... I ve seen where the motor was only getting 120 and not 240 and with most dryers they use 2 speeds or modes on the windings , 1 direction for drying with heat and the other to run minus heat thus if u only get 120 volts u have enough to run the dryer but not enough to run the heat to that dryer?

Aug 22, 2014 | Whirlpool EED4400WQ 29" Electric Dryer...

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer dont heat


In most cases it's not a bad heating element there are a few checks you need to make before buying a new heating element, you can follow this guide to make the repairs:
Electric Dryer Runs But Dont Heat

Feb 11, 2014 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

My GE dryer has no heat but runs. Also when you put the setting on more dry or less dry the dryer will run for hours, but will run the correct time on the timed dry setting. Either way the dryer will not...


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
./././././././././././././././././././././

Oct 07, 2010 | GE DBXR463EDWW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs but no heat


lean the exhaust vent tubes thoroughly and try again to heat up
a sensor in your dryer will shut down the heat if lint build up is present

Jun 07, 2010 | Amana NDE2330AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My dryer runs, but doesn't heat up...


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

May 19, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Roper dryer runs but has no heat


my roper dryer does not heat up i checked thermostat, thremo fuse and heating element they show working could it be my timer when dryer is running timer does nt advance it stays in the same position.

Jan 11, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer running but not heating. How do I check heating element?


Check the following to address this non heating issue



1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.


Jun 02, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

I am currently having a problem with my Kenmore Dryer. It is running but it is not heating up to dry the clothes. Someone told me to take the back off and check the heating element but I can't find the...


I would check your vent if I were you disconnect the vent and run the dryer to see if it works better. also clear the vent line. good luck

Jan 10, 2009 | Dryers

3 Answers

My roper dryer is not heating


YOUR HEATING ELEMENT IS BAD OR YOUR HEATER BOX FUSE IS BAD,IF YOU HAVE A METER YOU CAN CHECK THEM BOTH-LET ME KNOW-MIKE

Dec 06, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool WED5100SQ Front-Load Electric Dryer Logo

327 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2122 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...