Question about Dryers

1 Answer

My dryer runs but will not heat. The timer sometimes gets stuck.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:


Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Posted on Jul 03, 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

Dryer works but timer doesn't move. I just replaced it and still having the same problem.


Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer Heat timer - Questions - Fixya

www.fixya.com > Forum > Dryers > Kenmore > Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer
Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer, heat timer related issues. ... The timer doesn't work. ... the heat turns back on the timer stops,heat shuts off the timer will move again,if the ... not heating/timer knob not turning . the dryer works but is not heating and i ...

kenmore 400 doesn't heat, and timer doesn't move, but dryer ...

www.shopyourway.com > Manage My Life > Questions
I understand your Kenmore 400 Dryer doesn't heat up or the timer doesn't move, butit tumbles sometimes. I found the manual for your Kenmore Dryer in ...

Fixing an Electric Dryer that Doesn't Heat and the Timer ...

? 5:51
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mo_gw0p2CI
Jun 29, 2013 - Uploaded by SamuraiRepairman
Although electric dryers are the simplest appliance to work on, ....and now the dryer won't heat and the timer doesn't advance, butthe motor still runs? .... Diagose a Whirlpool or Kenmore Dryerthat Keeps Running, Wont Shut ...

Dec 21, 2015 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer tumbler for a short time then shuts off,will not run a full cycle like it stuck


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Timer
The timer could be the problem. To check this, turn the timer to a timed cycle say 30 minutes or so then time it. If in 30 minutes the timer hasn't moved and the dryer is still on, the timer is bad and needs replacing. If in 30 minutes the dryer is off, the heating element is your problem

Heating Element
This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat inside the tub. Replace the Heating Element.

Sep 27, 2012 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Timer ticking and heating element activating when dryer is off


One thing to check is if the heater is shorted to frame.Remove the wires and do the checking. If that is fine then the only way the heat can come on at all is IF the motor is running. So check between terminals one and 2 for continuity with the motor NOT running. If you get a reading then your motors cent switch is stuck. You can sometimes oil the springloaded sliding switch but most times the springs have broke on it.

Jun 21, 2012 | Dryers

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore series 70 gas dryer(model 110.74722400) and the dryer does not shut off when in auto-dry. It heats up well (replaced the coils and the timer), but just won't shut-off. We've been using...


when it's in auto all it does is the heat comes on,reaches temp. then the heat shuts off,when the heats off then the timer advances,when the heat comes back on the timer stops.pop off the plastic cap on the left hand side of the front panel,put clothes in the dryer and run it,after 15 to 30 minutes look in the hole in the front panel and make sure the flame is still liting,also did you clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into.remove the vent line and if that's a long run blow it out with a leaf blower,i had one guy say his vent line was clear and he used a leaf blower and blew out a birds nest,then unplug the dryer,remove the back panel,on the left side take out the four screws and remove the duct and clean that out and the blower wheel,also remove the thermostat on the blower wheel housing and look at the back of it,if lint is stuck on it clean it off and put it back in and try that.also you said you changed out the gas coils,when you removed the out coils on the large coil there's a spacer that goes on the post and sometimes when you remove the coil it gets stuck inside the old coil or if after running the dryer for like 20 to 30 minutes and the flame doesn't lite you have bad gas coils,when they heat up they fail when they are going bad and that will stop the timer from advancing.let me know what you find and if i can help with any questions let me know

Jan 08, 2011 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer

1 Answer

63942 Dryer: runs air no heat , timer does not move...


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 18, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs, but does not heat and timer does not move


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 17, 2010 | Hotpoint NVLR333EE Dryer

1 Answer

The timed dry cycle sometimes does not turn off;


If it continues running beyond the cycle point it probably is no longer producing heat and just tumbling. Eventually there is a heat sensor that is triggered. Mine does the same thing. It is likely the result of the timer going bad, though immediaely not a necessity to fix, in the long haul it will save you utilities.

Dec 07, 2009 | Frigidaire FSE748GF Dryer

1 Answer

Have a 90 series kenmore dryer, won't always run. replaced the motor about 6 months ago, and now it will sometimes run, sometimes not. It gets hot, and will run for a bit then shut down, then start up...


If the timer is not advancing but is ticking that could be the problem. A dryer achieves a set temperature and stays there for a certain amount of time during a cycle. If the time never changes it may just keep heating up until the heat sensor shuts it down. If it is starting and shutting down its likely still related to the heat sensor.

Dec 07, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer won't shut off at end of cycle


First of all if you want heat it's probably a burnt up thermal fuse due to lack of air to the dryer. But if the timer is getting stuck you'll just have to replace the timer. Theres no way of fixing the timer just replace it and then replace the thermal fuse (it's located on the back of the dryer) and you should be up and running also have the ducting cleaned out.

Please remember to unplug the dryer before working on it.

Hope this helps
Jason

Mar 31, 2009 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer runs but wont auto shut off


On auto dry cycles, the cycle is controlled by moisture sensing bars located on either the rear or front bulkhead, ( visible inside dryer ) if the moisture sensor bars are shorted together (normally by wet clothing) the dryer will continue to run. If the dryer continues to run when the clothes are plenty dry, check and see if there is anything stuck between the sensor bars, (sometimes a metal sequin will cause this) or see if they are damaged. If not, you may have a problem with a timer contact, if the timer advances and stops moving at the same spot each time, I would suspect the timer. If this is an EvenHeat dryer, examine the control board located to the right of the timer in the control panel, for any burned components. Hope this helps.

Sep 15, 2008 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...