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Dryer won't heat up

Had repair guys out three times one replacedthermostat and didn't fix it one said it was ok and the last one looked at it and said the vent was plugged because the heating element would go out after a few minutes. I ran the dryer with no vent and did the same thing it did before and checked the vent that was not plugged. the dryer sounds as if the blower cuts off when the vent is off and you can feel the thing cut out. Wonder if the blowers are malfuntioning and not moving out enough heat and tripping the thermal cut off. My duet washer was a nightmare as well I think these products are poorly built.

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I'm also including my article on dryer repair. If you read it very carefully you find a generic answer
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DRYER REPAIR,PSYCHOLOGICALLY

This is NOT a manual for step by step instructions. This is a manual to learn the correct way to approach any repair. Yes I said ANY repair. I think you will be amazed at your own abilities after using my techniques!


What I want to impress on you is that you have STARTED. Psychology, right?
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I repair hundreds of appliances yearly. It's your appliance and you can take a hammer to it if you decide. (some have) and you can surely attempt to fix it if you want.

Once you accept the concept that you will start to repair (your dryer, lets say) I
want you to stand in front of it and say under your breath: Now that I have STARTED
I am 60% finished. Cool. You didn't know you were that good. But that generally is
absolutely true! Again, MOST failures come from NO self-confidence! I cannot emphasize this enough.

Materials Needed:
Ohnmeter,Phillips Screwdriver,5/16 and 1/4 in. sockets,Pliers,sidecutters,Determination

1. Overcoming your worst enemy-Procrastination!
Most of my Service Calls come from customers who won't even take a look at the
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timed bake set by a clock You guessed it, I reset the clock and am then an instant hero.

On many occasions I just reset the breaker at the breaker box and the dryer starts
humming like new. Gosh. We've just covered about 20% of a repairman's day and you
really haven't done any work yet. Let's see about the other 80%.
As I have said most repairs are fairly simple (but not all will be as easy as plugging the
cord into the outlet, although not much more complicated.)
Let's go back to standing in front of the appliance muttering (intelligent muttering)
where you are 60% finished. Let's repair that dryer that won't heat with the other 40%
effort.(while thinking of what to do with the cash saved on this repair, since "qualified
service calls alone without any labor or time or parts added, runs from 29 to 90 bucks a pop.

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(still without moving it, I am thoroughly trained to look for something SIMPLE)
Is the cord plugged in? Is the vent squashed against the wall preventing free flow of the exhaust? (this is very common, then it's a simple matter of moving the dryer out a few inches)

2. Setting your mind
O.K. now you are 75% through with the repair. Still AMAZING, right? And you haven't done any complicated work yet! Do you see why I insist that repair is psychological, because you will have repaired 75% of inoperative dryers (or most any appliance) if you just check the obvious first. I know what I am talking about from experience.

Check the breaker(no work), check the cord into the wall(no work), check the vent hose(well, you do have to lean over to see behind the dryer, very little work) Do you see anything that you or most anybody else can't do! and you will have "repaired" the appliance 75% of the time!

But you say what if it's some thing "serious" like electrical wiring or the motor orsome part that I know that I know nothing about. Yet I have to remind you again and again that it's PSYCHOLOGICAL!

3. Actually Doing it when you set your mind
First, electrical wiring problems are almost non-existent as a serious problem and if it is then it usually exceeds the cost for an economical repair.(Even an electrical engineer with years of college would not be able to repair those kind of problems without consulting electrical diagrams, charts, running wiring diagram checks.) How much do you think you would pay for that! More than the appliance is worth! Not even the "qualified" repairmen attempt very many "electrical wiring" problems. You just assumed they did. Right?

And that's not to say that we don't repair "electrical" problems. In making excuses to yourself of reasons not to attempt a repair, "electrical wiring" is the chief excuse. Well, it should be the least excuse since electrical wiring problems comprise less than 1% of repairs. (unless you include the plug-ins at the end of the wires that plug each wire into a part such as the element, but these are easily seen and are easily repaired.)

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speaking of Psychology rather than knowledge.
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And then I remove the vent hose and six screws that hold the back panel.(most dryers are accessed this way, although some are accessed by removing the FRONT panel which is even better because you only remove usually TWO screws and you don't even have to lean it forward or move the dryer at all except to unplug it!(most dryers have a panel front an back depending on what area you need to access)

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After removing the wires, then remove the element(usually one to three screws) and take to the appliance parts dealer who will check it for you while showing you how with a volt/ohmmeter.(I pay 8.95 for a cheap volt/ohmmeter which has many other valuable uses other than appliance repair such as checking wall outlets, etc.

After checking the element on the dryer(without removing it) I replace it(by only removing one to three screws), repl install the back panel, install the vent hose and lean the dryer back in position. See any thing that you can't do, yet! Now you're 100% through with that previously intimidating repair. Now all you have to do is accept praise and wait eagerly for the next "challenge".

Remember, I didn't give the step by step instructions to fix the dryer as "how to" but
entirely to impress upon you that it's not complicated at all!
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