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Re: gas dryer not heating enough.
Ck make sure gas valve is cycling on off not comeing on staying off 4 a long time temp comeing out back dryer run about 160 degree if its droping belowe 140 change the gas valve coils if valve not coming on
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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line?if the dryer can't move the air the heat will stay in th dryer and the heat won't run for long because the dryer is hot and up to temp.you should clean out the lint filter duct,the cabinet where the motor is and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower.i've seen dryers catch fire if they haven't been cleaned out.this is the prblem most of the time,people start changing parts and all it is is lint blocking the vent line or the duct that the lint filter slides into is blocked with lint.start here and see what happens
if the dryer is heating most likely it hasn't been cleaned out.you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of dryer,stick a leaf blower in the vent and blow all the lint outside,this should be done once a year and also vac out and blow out the cabinet where the motor is more so if it's gas,lint catches fire and you have an open flame in there.next time send brand name and model number off of machine you're having problems with.all a dryer does is move air,if there's a block somewhere it will take longer to dry the clothes,also if this is a gas dryer you could have bad gas coils,the coils will run for the first 15 to 30 minutes,when they get hot no more heat,when they cool down they will work again,next time you run if it's gas,start it,after 15 to 30 minutes look at the ignitor,if it glows orange but no flame the coils are bad.
what do you mean by a little heat?do you mean it will heat for the first 15 to 20 minutes and then no heat,if so you have bad gas coils,the coils will work normally until they heat up and then they fail,when they cool they will work again,also you could have a blocked vent line or the duct that the lint filter could be clogged with lint and has to be cleaned out.remove the vent line from the back of dryer,if it's long blow it out with a leaf blower,then remove the duct that the lint filter slides into and clean it out and vac out the cabinet that the motor is in,with a gas dryer you should do this once a year so your dryer runs good and you don't have a fire.hope this helps
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes 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 differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check out this electric no heat tip...
Hello, This is usually a symptom of a lint clogged vent or restricted air
flow through an expandable, plastic or foil vent tube behind the dryer
that is squished. First check your lint filter and clean it. With the
filter removed, check the filter reservoir and see if there is a lot of
lint that needs to be cleaned out. If not, then you will more than
likely need to pull the dryer out to check the vent for blockage. Unplug
the dryer and remove the vent from the back of the dryer. Using a
flashlight, clean out or vacuum
out the excess lint. Do the same for the vent tube you disconnected.
Also check outside at the vent cap to make sure it is not blocked there
and that good air flow allows the vent flap to open when the dryer is
running. You can check this after you reassemble the vent inside and
fire it off. Hope this helps solve your problem. Douglas
If the clothes are coming out wet and hot after the first cycle then there is a blockage in the exhaust. This blockage could be at the lint trap or at the exhaust tube leaving from the back of the dryer. You need to check the lint filter area by removing the lint filter and with a flashlight look into the area where the lint filter was to see if there is any build up of lint. If so, you will need to clean this area. Also at the back of the dryer there is a hose that comes from the dryer to an outlet to the out side. This hose could be clogged with lint or possibly kinked to where the proper amount of air flow is not allowed to leave the dryer therefore causing the clothes to have to dry longer. Check these two areas first before going any further due to these checks are simple and may solve the problem.
If electric, the element is gone or a fuse blew or the airflow thru the dryer is restricted or a sensor is bad and 'lying' to the CPU. Check the filter, check the hoses for lint, check the outside vent flap to be sure it isn't stuck (possibly painted) closed. The air has to BLOW a certain CFM or neither ELEC or GAS type will turn on.
If Gas, the pilot isn't lit or the electronic ignition isn't firing or the gas supply valve is bad/stuck or the thermocouple that tells the CPU that the 'heat is on is 'lying' or the sensor that tells the CPU the Air movement is OK' is bad.
My dryer wouldnt heat because a thermocouple in the exhaust pipe was lying - stuck ON and telling the dryer it was already hot enough. ;-)
If you do the troubleshooting, do NOT forget to unplug first!
if the vent line is blocked or lint is built up in the duct where the lint filter slides into the flame will only stay on for like 5 to 10 seconds or the gas coils are bad,when the coils are starting to fail you'll have heat for the first 10 to 15 minutes and then no heat,when the coils cool down they will work again,these are the two most common problems with a gas dryer,try removing the vent line from the back of dryer and run it to see if it heats any better if so you have a block in the vent line.or run the dryer for 15 minutes and look at the flame and see if it still ignites,if not the coils are bad.next time send the brand name and model number off of the dryer,open the door look around the opening where you put the clothes in and you'll see the model number good luck.if those two things check good you could have a bad cycling thermostat located on the blower wheel housing but i would check for a block in the pipe or lint filter duct.
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CHECK THE LINT FILTER IS CLEAN AND CLEAN IT AFTER EVERY LOAD1 BUT IF THE VENT THAT LEADS OUTSIDE IS CLOGGED IT MAY CAUSE THIS . IN THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE THERE IS USUALLY A SCREEN AT THE VENT POINT THAT STOPS ANIMALS FROM ENTERING THIS VENT. GO LOOK AND CHECK THAT IT'S CLEAR AND FREE OF WADES OF LINT THAT MAY BE BLOCKING THE AIR OUT FLOW. THIS WOULD STOP IT FORM DRYING AND GETTING HOT ENOUGH TO DO THE JOB! IF THERE IS A DOOR THAT FLAPS OPEN OUT SIDE AT THIS SAME LOCATION WHEN THE DRYER GOES ON, CHECK THAT IT IS HANGING LOOSELY AND NOT STUCK CLOSED! OTHERWISE YOU WILL NEED SERVICE!
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