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The heater in my dryer doesn't work

Although the dryer spin there is no heat in it

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SOURCE: The spin dryer has stopped spinning although the

Possibly a broken belt of the motor that drives it ?

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer has power, tub spins. Doesn't heat up.

Is the thermostat defective?

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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem

Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.

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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.

Dryer Igniter

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.

Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.

Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor

Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.

High Limit Thermostat

Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.

Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.

Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is

The timer is normally not at fault if the
dryer doesn\'t heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they
end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this
troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Dryers

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Heater not working. replaced heater still no heat. dryer spins

verify you have 240v at outlet, the dryer drum will turn with only 120v.
check thermal cut offs at the element if they have n continuity, you will not have heat.

Sep 18, 2013 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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Dryer heats up but doesn't spin on my whirlpool

Gonna need a new belt (if you can hear the motor whirring with your ear to the top of the machine).
Be blessed.

Jun 21, 2013 | Dryers

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My dryer mod rex5634kq1 stopped working

what stopped? Does it not Spin? if so it could need a new motor. If it spins but doesn't heat up. it could just be a heat sensor in the back that needs to be replaced or a heating element. if nothing happens at all it could be the start button needs to be replaced. Turn the dryer around and open up the top back panel. should be about 6 screws. inside there will be a diagram on the schematics of the dryer.

Hope this helps.

Mar 27, 2012 | Roper REX5635E Dryer

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Dryer makes loud noise and does not spin

had that problem once and it turned out to be 2 problems....the first was the belt that snapped..replaced it and it did not work turned out to be the pulley on motor broke

Dec 17, 2011 | Dryers

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My ge dryer DBXR453EVOWW , drum doesn't spin, does heat

Hi, 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 outthis electric no heat tip...


Jun 12, 2011 | GE Dryers

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My dryer is 4 years and the heater wont heat up but the tumbler tumbles

First check your dryer vent, make sure that it is venting properly. If that doesn't work then it is your dryer heating elements.

Apr 27, 2011 | Frigidaire Dryers

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Fridgidare dryer spins but no heat.

If the dryer runs but doesn’t heat, don’t even think it’s the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse was the problem, the dryer wouldn’t run at all.
First thing to do is verify your source voltage for the dryer; for those of you in Manhattan, this means to use your multi-meter to measure the voltage at the dryer outlet to make sure you have 240v. Y’see, Slick, the dryer motor only needs 120v supplied by one of the lines to run. But the heating elements, on the other hand, need 240v supplied by both lines to get hot.
If the source voltage is ok, then the most likely bad parts are listed below. As always, you should use your meter and the tech sheet supplied with your dryer (and cleverly hidden inside the control panel) to verify:
1. Even Heat Board
2. Heater Relay
3. Thermostat
4. Sensor

May 02, 2009 | Dryers

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Hotpoint ultima condenser dryer TC71 is running cold

Thermostats rarely go. You could have a bad heater or even a voltage problem. Even if the dryer runs, the voltage can still be wrong, it only needs 110 volts to start the motor but must have 220 to have heat.

Apr 06, 2009 | Dryers

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My dryer won't heat

Is it a British front loading dryer? If so, is it a condensor dryer? If so, it is usually the thermostats although could be the element. If it is a regular dryer, the heater and stats come as one unit. Occasionally, the wires also burn out where they connect to the heater or stats. New terminals can be fitted if this is the case. Power off before you remove any panels! Typically heaters are around £35 or so for the majority of whirlpool dryers (UK).

Feb 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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