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My Dryer won't heat up

I cleaned the lint, and checked the breakers and the clothes are still damp. Where do I gp to check the heating element. Is there something else I can do?

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Re: My Dryer won't heat up

You will need an ohmmeter to check the element and the hi limit thermostat and the non resetable thermal fuse. These are all axcessed through the rear panel if the dryer.

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You might want to take a flashlight and check the vent and duct from the outside in. Lint will build up in the duct and vent over time. When you turn on the dryer with wet clothes in it, the lint will get damp quickly and it will dry out quickly too which make the dryer cycle shorter but not long enough to dry the clothes. Clean the vent and duct regularly and that should take care of your problem. You can buy brushes for doing this and they are not costly.

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if your dryer does not seem to be drying the wet clothes, first check that it is generating heat. If not, check the vent to make sure it is clear.
If the dryer runs but fails to heat clothing, check the circuit breaker. Most dryers use so much electricity that their functions are divided between two breakers. If one has been tripped, that may be why the heating elements aren't functioning. If the dryer still isn't heating, unplug it and pull it away from the wall. There's a service access panel on the back that should be pried free. Inside, you'll find a small black strip of plastic with two blue wires attached. This is the heating fuse. A replacement part can be had for around $15, and takes a little less than 1 minute to swap out. It's unlikely that the heating element itself, which consists of a few metal coils, is broken. If the dryer still won't heat, you're better off getting a replacement dryer than repairing the old one

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How do replace heating element in dryer

Things You'll Need:

* Volt meter
* Clean cloths
* Waste bin
* Replacement fuse (optional)

1. Secure the power cord in the Frigidaire dryer as well as the power outlet if the dryer does not start. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker if necessary.
2. Check the fuse if there is power but no heat, as dryers need two fuses in order to operate properly. Replace the fuse if necessary. Select heated cycles if items are wet and cold after drying.
3. Open the dryer door and slide out the lint screen if the dryer seems to be taking a long time to operate. Clean off the lint and return the lint screen to the unit. Use a volt meter to check the power outlet for proper electricity, which should be 240 volts or more. Clean the exhaust hood outside the home and straighten the exhaust vent if bent.
4. Keep the load size medium and distribute pieces evenly inside the drum if items are wrinkled or damp. Increase drying time or temperature as necessary.
5. Check pockets for hard objects before putting pieces in the dryer, as items can create scratches or chips inside the drum and cause a clinking noise during use.
6. Contact Frigidaire for assistance if the problem continues.

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Bought dryer In October 2007. Now the auto-dry cycle is not doing the job. Clothes are still quite damp when cycle shuts off. The lint bucket is not full and we cleaned out area leading to it along...

You may need to reset the breaker for the heating elements or clean and check the continuity contacts. Go to This forum will work you through your problem

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have you checked the dryer vent,wall vent lint trap for cloggs,if clogged it will hold the damp hot air in the dryer much longer and add to your drying time-mike

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A fellow once told me to do the simple things first.  Is the filter and the area where the filter goes in completely clear of lint?  Is the outlet discharging air in large or reduced amounts?  Make sure all is clean and flowing alot of air.  Oh, and check this before replacing other parts....turn both breakers off and then back on.  You may be running on 110 volts which will cause half of some heat elements from working at all or from working at full capacity.  If you've still got a problem and the clothes have been spun to mild dampness by your washer, you may need either a new element or new thermostat.  

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i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
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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.)

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