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Replace heat elemint

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My clothes are coming out wet of my indesit g75c tumble dryer and a red light is coming on on the topright hand corner of the machine

ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective or has a short if its grounding out? Which in turns causes blown fuses or thermostats or

The heating elements are located inside the heater ducts. If you think a heating element is faulty, test it with avolt-ohm-multimeter (VOM)set to the RX1 scale. Disconnect the leads from the power terminals and clip one probe of the VOM to each terminal. The meter should read about 12 ohms. If the reading is higher ohms, the heater is faulty and should be replaced. Replace a faulty heater with a new one of the same type and electrical rating. A heater connected to a 115-volt line usually has an 8.4-ohm resistance; a heater connected to a 220-volt line usually has 11 ohms resistance.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

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Lg dle8377wm over heating

You will need to replace the "high limit thermostat". Under normal conditions, the dryer's primary operating thermostat will cycle the heater on and off to prevent temperatures from rising too high within the dryer. The hi-limit thermostat will remain unaffected through all of these cycles, since the temperature inside of the dryer will stay lower than what is required to activate the hi-limit sensors (generally 250-degrees Fahrenheit, though the exact temperature may vary on some dryer models).
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I have to run my dryer threw two cycles to get clothes dry. Is it time to replace the heating element it is a roper Model# REX5634RQ0

the heater usually either works or it doesn't.. some of the newer units do have stagedin heaters and run different on different cycels.. this model though i believe has a standard heating element... i would start by checking the exhaust vent and when i say checking i mean inside the dryer tube in the rear of machine and all the way where vent goes outside... on some houses they would put what was called r50 vents with screen in them and over time the lint would build up in the end of dryer run adn start causing moisture back in line and therefore increase dry time... if yours goues to side of house or through siding then check luvers for birds nest or any debri... sometimes a coat hanger works great for testing whats inside... if all that looks good i would gain access to heater area and there is a thermostat that cycles the heater on and off at temperature this may be getting weak and shutting off prematurely or not coming on each cycle allowing heater to function ... hope this was helpful to you.... good luck,,,,

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The element and stat/s are located on the top of the manifold box.
You willneed a meter to test with, also check for broken wires.

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If your dryer runs, but does not heat the following link will explain how to troubleshoot:

The majority of dryer heat related problems are caused by poorly installed, improper, kinked, or clogged ventilation exhaust ducting. Pay particular attention to the section that discusses ventilation. Failure to ensure the dryer is properly ventilated will result in repeated failures of any components you may replace. In addtion, this can become a fire hazard.

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hi..A poor connection between the wire terminals and the
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