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No heat noticed high heat getting very hot. started drying on low heat. Now no heat at all. All else works

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Sounds like the heater coil is bad

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If the reset procedure (those buttons you pressed) didn't work, it's because the machine is still reading a fault. It could be a few things... water temperature too low (indicating a bad heating element), partial blockage of the drainage hose, or something preventing the spray arm from spinning. If letting it sit for a while allows it to start again, I suggest you do that. It will stop again and the lights will start blinking. When it does, open it up immediately and see how much standing water there is. If there is a lot, look for a blockage in the drainage hose. That's the most likely, I think, because it makes sense that it would work again once the water slowly drained. If there isn't much water, then see if the water that is there is hot. If it's not, then it's the heating element. Checking for movement of the sprayer arm is a bit trickier, as it won't be moving while the thing is open. Though, if the first two are not the problem, there's a good chance that is. Or, of course, it could be a malfunctioning control panel giving false errors. There's really no way to test for that, unfortunately - but I don't think it's acting like that is the problem.

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Admiral Dryer Model #AGD4475TQ No Heat

This is very rare on a gas dryer but I have seen it. If you have already replaced all that other stuff I would say it has to be inside the timer. On one I worked on once I could remove that orange wire and the dryer would function ok so I ordered a new timer, they sent me a bad timer. Same problem. I finally got a working timer after going through a bunch of mess. That fixed it. So if all the other components are working it very well could be the timer.

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Dry is not getting clothes dry. I have checked the vent, filter and taken off the front cover and completely cleaned inside but still clothes are not dry. They get hot but not dry.

can be 2 different issues, a clog in your vent pipe or your heat coil is failing, on some models you have a low and high heat coil, sounds like you high coil burned out and just the low coil is working, or your temp switch has failed

Dec 19, 2010 | LG Kitchen Ranges

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We have a WHIRLPOOL dryer model # KGYE670BWH3 and the problem is that when switching from a high to low temperature it stays high at hot rather then low temperature. but then after awhile it will go low.

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Lets talk about the physics of changing drying temps mid cycle. The dryer has built up an average temperature that is high when you had high selected. The clothes are hot. The drum is hot and the chassis / ducting is also hot. It can take almost 10 minutes for that residual heat to be removed before you notice that the drying temp has changed.

Having said that, there are a few things to check as to why it is taking an extended period to dry your clothes and why the dryer seems to be running hot.

1. Check the outside dryer vent flapper for lint build up.

2. Check the ducting for lint fromt he dryer exit to the outside vent flapper.

3. Remove the lint filter and look for lint build up around the lint filter ducting. (if it needs cleand do NOT use anything sharp to remove the lint.) A vacuume crevice tool and an old coat hanger folded in half works great.

After checking all of the above and making sure they are ALL clean, try your mid cycle change again an see if it takes less time to notice a difference.

If it is still taking a long time there may be a problem with the temp selector switch.

That is it for now.

Thanks for using FixYa.


Mar 05, 2010 | Dryers

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Dryer not drying well

Most of the time when a dryer does not do well in drying it isn't getting the airflow it needs to get the moisture out. Heat alone will not dry things. If you can reach your outside dryer vent outlet, turn your dryer on and see if you are getting a good amount of warm air. You can also try the same at the back of your dryer by unhooking the hose. If there is a noticeable difference, your vent system may need to be cleaned. Dryers put out a LOT of air, it is low pressure, but high volume. If you are not getting much out of your dryer, chances are the lint is clogging up most likely before the blower motor.

Also another possibility is that you have the airflow and limited heat. Check the airflow first after you have run it on high heat for about 1 minute, if you do not feel warm/hot air coming out, you may have a problem with a high limit fuse (temp fuse) or a thermostat that isn't working.

That's all I can come up with on the limited information.

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Dryer not heating hot enough to dry

Check for a clog in the piping, Make sure the squirrel fan you replaced not backwards, also visually check an see if the heating element is glowing completly red, if not it's probley getting only 120 volts, not getting 240 volts, if that be the case you'll need a new switch. There are about three switches that could cause that problem, the high temp switch, low temp switch or the timer switch.

Apr 11, 2009 | Crosley CDE6000 Electric Dryer

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Dryer produces low heat but not high heat

check the vent outside it seems to be getting too hot and cycling the element off and on your safety therm.

Oct 22, 2007 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

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