Question about Dryers
It runs but there is no heat and nothing is getting dried!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryercompletely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back ofthe dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries betteror ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like ablocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
If the vent doesn't make a difference,then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check thatthere isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum,(i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into thedrum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heatingelement isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermomter can be used for this. It should cycle between 120 degrees and 160 degrees. Check that the drum seals are not worn out.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
I had a similar problem years back. It was the ignitor. The ignitor is a ceramic like piece that heats up (glows red) that ignites the gas. Typically when that goes, you will see some white residue build up where it cracked, thus breaking the electrical connection. This thing works like a heating element on an electric stove, but rougher looking.
The part was about $30 at my local parts store. I bought an extra one just in case so I have it on hand. I installed it with common tools.
You can check it to see if you lost connection by using a volt meter.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
when you turn it on give it a few minutes and see if you see a glow. that will be the ingnitor.if glowes low or dont see a glow at all then id say you have a bad ignitor. if you see a bright orange glow then id say your gas valve is bad. the ignitor is located next to the gas valve, usually their is a peep hole in the front of the dryer that you pop off (dime size cap) and you can look in hole and see if you see a glow. ignitor price roughly 20-50 dollars. vale can be pricey. 50-145.00 dollars part only. labor ingnitor 75-125 and for valve 85-165 depending on were you live and who you use. usually one or the other not both and seldom a thermostat could be bad.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
SOURCE: No heat coming from dryer
Double check the circuit breaker for the dryer (Electric Neptune). Turn it off, then turn it back on. Its possible that the breaker may have tripped for some reason, but wasn't able to trip all the way.
Does the interior of the dryer get warm at all? You could have a 1 of multiple heating elements that has shorted. If no heat at all, the likely a heating element has opened up. Unplug dryer from wall (turn off circuit breaker first!). Use a ohm meter to measure and check continuity of the heating elements.
There may also be a sail switch in the air path of the dryer. The purpose of the sail switch is to keep the elements turned off until there is enough air blowing through the dryer. This helps prevent fires, as well as shrunken denim.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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