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The Dryer heats up at first---blows hot air through the exchange outside and then gets gradually cooler as the dryer runs......

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Hi, If this is a gas dryer, there is a good chance the coils on top of the gas valve are going bad. They will over heat late in cycle and will not open the valve.
Please let me know if this helps or if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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How can I diagnose, isolate and repair my Amana, NED7200TW dryer it runs but will not heat?


Since you say it happened gradually seems like it's not the heating element. If that's functioning properly you should see the orange glow inside the dryer when running. If your dryer does not have a glass door you can keep the dryer running by holding the button in. Look on the door, at some point you should see something that makes contact and pushes a switch on the frame. You can trick it by manually closing the switch. Be careful. I would suspect the trouble is a clogged lint exhaust. Over time this will fill with lint preventing the moist air to escape. This is how the dryer works. The hot wet air in the drum needs to vent outside to dry the clothes. When this becomes clogged you have nowhere for the moisture to go. So it stays in the drum and runs and runs without drying clothes. Also make sure you clean out the lint trap after each use. Clean the entire vent path. Also make sure you are venting outside. If not, you are just recirculating wet moist air back into the dryer. When working properly, you should feel a good flow of warm wet air at the outside vent. If not there is still a clog. Good luck.

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Dryer is only 5 yrs old. Started to blow cool air. Not heating. Vent was blocked from outside. Cleared vent, flab is open, but dryer still not blowing hot air. Is there a reset on this machine? Why...


There is a device in the circuitry for the heating element which shuts off power to the heating element when the dryer gets above a certain temperature which is ealsily reached with a clooged vent hose. This device, a thermal limit switch or thermal fuse, cannot be reset, it has to be replaced.

If you want to do this yourself, let me know -- if not, you will need to arrange for someone to repair the dryer. The device costs about $20 -- a service tech will probably charge up to $150 for the repair.

Charlie

Jul 26, 2011 | Kenmore 600 7965 Dryer

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The dryer is not fully drying clothes


Here are a few basic trouble shooting things to try to get you started. Is this a gas or electric dryer? I will assume electric. Check to make sure the heating element is heating up. You can do this by taking off the vent hose on back, putting the dryer on a hot dry cycle and feel the air coming out. You should have a very strong flow and after just a few minutes you should have hot air. If the air flow is weak, you need to clean the vent and lint tray with a flexible brush to clear any lint and debris from the air path. If the dryer is not blowing hot air it could be a thermostat, the heating element itself or even a bad circut breaker only allowing half of the 220 volt electric to work.

If you have a strong air flow, and hot air the next step is to hook the dryer up to the vent again, go outside and find where the dryer vent exits the home. At the vent exit if you have flaps covering the exit they should blow out fully when the dryer is running, and if there is no vent cover the air flow should be just as strang as it was at the back of the unit. If it is a weak flow you will need to clean or replace the vent from the dryer to outside the home. The most common cause of slow dry or incomplete drying is restricted air flow or the heater not working. Please let me know if any of this helped or fixed the problem. If not we can look into more possible solutions.

Mar 08, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Thermostat and fuse has been changed in dryer. Still taking a very long time to dry clothes. Model is an electric Crosley cde6000w.


remove the vent tube and start the dryer, you should feel hot air, most of the time it is a restriction in the vent tube, sometimes below the lint trap gets clogged too. If no hot air is coming out or very little then you will need to disassemble the unit, here is a website in case you need to take apart the dryer, Tim:

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+open-cabinet+repair.htm

here is another website for heating problems and causes:

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm

Nov 20, 2010 | Crosley CDE6000 Electric Dryer

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My fridgidaire dryer model FDR336RDS2 seems to run too hot


Over heating in a dryer is almost always due to an air flow problem. Typically it is in the venting.

- Check the vent from the dryer to the wall by removing it and cleaning out, make sure there are no kinks or tears in it.

- Run the dryer once it is connected and feel outside to see if you are getting the same airflow outside as you can at the outlet of the dryer, if the air flow feels weaker outside your vent is restricted and you need to have it cleaned.

- If these are ok check your lint filter, softener residue can plug up the screen so air has trouble flowing trough it, you can wash it out with a brush and hot water

- With the lint screen out take a flashlight and look down the chute, if you see lint in there take a brush and vacuum and clean good

Apr 22, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Takes 4 or 5 cycles to dry clothes.


Most of the time this problem is attributed to a blocked or more precisely, a partially blocked dryer vent system. When a dryer vent is blocked it stops the air flow and the heat backs up into the dryer turning the heat sensors on and off prematurely taking longer for the clothes to dry. Over time this may cause the heat overload fuse to blow and you will have no heat at all.
First take a look at the dryers ducting between the dryer and the wall to make sure the vent duct (normally a flexible style) has not been crushed or kinked.
If the dryer duct to the wall is in good shape then in most cases there is a blockage some where between the wall where the ducting connects to the vent and where it exhausts outside.
The major cause of a blocked dryer duct occurs when the water in the clothes is heated to a high temperature and turned into steam, which is then exhausted out the back of the dryer to outside. As the steam cools on its journey and gets closer to the outside of the house, it tends to get cooler and turns back into water droplets. This is going to be the point where the dried lint, as it escapes past the lint filter, sticks to the newly formed water drops and starts a gradual chocking down of the 4" diameter vent to 3",2",1" and finally stops all flow of air.
Remember, the dryer is designed to exhaust so many cfm's and the more choked the vent the more heat is backed up into the dryer.
If you cannot access the dryer ducting, because it is in the wall or ceiling, to look for the obstruction, then look in the yellow pages or contact the local appliance repair service company and get the name for a good duct cleaning company.

Apr 08, 2010 | Dryers

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Just bought a new HE5 dryer three days ago and used it for the first time---the sides of the HE5 dryer are extremely hot (could burn hand), is that normal and what could be the cause?


check the vent line,could be clogged with lint if you never cleaned it,you should clean out your dryer every year by taking off and cleaning out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of dryer and clean out the vent line,if it's a long run from the wall to the outside vent hood blow it out with a leaf blower,go outside and make sure the air is blowing out with force,all a dryer does is move air and if something is blocking the air flow the dryer will get hot,you'll start blowing thermostats or the thermal fuse because they are safety switches so if the dryer does run to hot they pop and shut down the dryer so hopefully you don't have a fire or damage the dryer

Jan 10, 2010 | Kenmore HE5 Electric Dryer

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Dryer will not produce hot air. What could be the problem? I opened the back panel and there is a square shaped box that was hot. Is that the heat element?


The heating element should be nearly the diameter of the drum and is generally round. If the box of which you speak is about 4 to 6 inches square, it is probably an electrical connection box and shouldn't be getting hot. If this box has a removable cover, unplug the power cord and remove the cover--look for loose connections. If all ok, replace cover. Does the drum turn? Start the dryer and check for air blowing from the outside vent. If not, check for plugged lint filter (wash with hot water and detergent) and lint plugging the flex-hose between the dryer outlet and the outside vent. After running for a little while, feel the back of the drum to see if is generally hot--if so, then the heating element appears to be working. Hope this helps.

Jul 26, 2009 | Dryers

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Hot air coming out of back


portable air conditioners mainly have two hoses one hose is exhaust thats the one that is blowing hot air. the one pulling is return.. the hot air blowing out should be exhausted to the outside. the blowing air needs a hose and to be laid out a window the back should have model and serial maybe product number. the two holes are either 4 inch or three inch and most portable units other than hand me downs come with a window frame that allows the hot exchanged air to go outside and cooler air to be used for heat exchange.

May 28, 2009 | Maytag NMPEB08F2A Air Conditioner

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Dryer blowing cold air only


Check your heat sensors, one or more must be OPEN.

Mar 26, 2009 | Kenmore 84052 Dryer

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