Question about Dryers

1 Answer

It doesn't heat up and dry clothes.

I hate this thing first of all....IT beeps 9,000 times a day. Anyway, I set it for 30 mins on high and it doesn't get hot at all. Please tell me how to set this thing so it dries all the time.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 986 Answers

The heating element have got old and brittle over time and finally gave up the ghost. But it is not always the element. It could be one of the safety Hi-limits have blown. All parts of the dryer will have continuity if its working properly. Test for continuity by using a meter set on Ohms,or use a poor man's meter. You can make your own poor man's meter by using an ordinary flashlight . Break the circuit in the flashlight and add a couple of wires to it so that you can make the light come on in the flashlight, that's right hot wire that flashlight. When the bulb lights up you have a circuit! You now have a poor man's meter. The next step is to check each little gizmo on the dryer that the wires attach to. All the limits attached to the side of the heat element, the door switch (when door is closed) etc.should have continuity (closed circuit)(the light should come on in the poor man's meter) If you come across an thing near the blower housing with 2 wires attached to it, that is a thermal limit, a safety or a control thermostat (So as not to get a false circuit you need to remove one of the wires to each thing you check) Look for lint buildup or blocked vent going out the house. If everything is good and you have paid the electric bill, then the timer could be bad.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

Testimonial: " "


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer


lg's have a dry sensor that senses the wetness of the load they are not that reliable.. and will shut down the machine does it work on manual timer? meaning set it on high for 30 minutes.. it will probably run the 30 minutes... I have had this issue with my lg and so I just use the manual settings cheaper than having a 300$ service call. Its a problem with the dry sensor on the lining of the drum...

Dec 09, 2013 | LG DLE5977 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

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.

Dec 02, 2013 | Admiral Dryers

1 Answer

No heat/Only works on one setting

This caused by one of two possible things. Either you have poor air flow, or a clogged vent preventing air from flowing freely and therefor making the dryer short cycle, which in turn will take you two or three times to dry yor clothes, or the heating element has gone bad, burnt in half and is making contact with the case to provide it just enough power to barely heat. The second thing is a very rare occurance. I would turn the dryer on, find out where the air vents out to, and with the dryer running, go to where it vents and check to see if there is a strong flow of air. 9 times out of 10 that is going to be your problem. Another way to check air flow is to just pull the vent off the back and let the dryer run and see if your clothes dry faster. If you do it that way and they still take a long time to dry, then you'll probably need to replace the heating element

May 08, 2012 | Roper Dryers

1 Answer

I can't get the control panel to reset. The wash cycle light comes on but it just beeps and the dishwasher won't start. I press the start button and it stops beeping for a minute but it still...

II might need the actual model number. However, you can go to page 9 on this manual and check if the flashing options can fix the problem. I am assuming you have already tried to turn the power off and back on.

The ohter thing to try is the reset sequence. Within 6-7 secs press High Temp/ Heat Dry/ High Temp/ Heat Dry/ High Temp/ Heat Dry. All lights should light up, press Start button to exit.

Jun 24, 2011 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Takes three cycles to dry towels, displays 45 min. turns off within 30 min. still not dry

2 possible reasons, either the towels have not been spun at a high enough speed and are too wet, or the dryer is not getting hot enough because it is not switched to a high enough heat setting or there is a partial element or thermostat or humidity sensor failure. You should spin your towels as fast as you can, 1000 MINIMUM but 1400 or more is better. Did it ever work? Is it a new drier? Is it getting hot? 45 mins is a short time anyway to dry a full load of towels.

Jan 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Haier washer/dryer combo not drying clothes

Check things like the Filter / clear fluff...Make sure outlet hose if any is not kinked and passing air..Hope this helps..

Oct 02, 2009 | Haier 14.3 lb. Washer/Dryer Combo

1 Answer

TIMER PROBLEM??? I have a Kenmore Elite Mod# 110.63932101. You can set the timer for 60 min's and watch it spin all the way down, beep & shut off in about 5 min's. Everything seems to be operating fine...

The operating thermostat controls the timer and should open and close the circuit as it senses heat during the dry cycle. If it fails to open it will just keep the timer 'energized all the time and run straight through and go off. Change the 'operating thermostat'

Jul 09, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

I have a LG front load dryer only just 2years old and it takes several cycles to dry clothes. It seems to heat but not to its potential on high settings. It took 4 hours to dry a load of towls. I had it on...

Hello Kimwbarrym,
Maybe I can give you a few ideas on some things to check. As a general rule of thumb, to get maximum support here at Fixya, you should always include the brand and model of your appliance.. That helps us to tailor responses to your specific problem.. Anyway, regardless of dryer model, they all pretty much operate in the same basic manner and that is.. there is a heat source ( electric dryers use an heating element similar to an electric stove) A gas dryer is essentially the same but uses gas with an igniter to create a flame on a burner..) Outcome is the same.. Heat
Once heat is established, you need to move the clothes and the air thru the dryer compartment to optimize the drying efficiency. Both gas and electric models use a blower to move that heated air thru the compartment and out thru your vent system. If anything restricts air movement ( lint, blockage or any restriction in the blower or filter) your drying efficiency drops way down and dry times go way up. So. now you have the basics on how a drywer works.. Having said that... you need to check the basics first.. Make certain that you dryer exhaust system has NO restrictions to air flow.. you may have to detach vent line and check it for lint or anything in there.. If you have an electric dryer.. you can turn it on for a minute or two with the vent linbe disconnected to see if you are getting robust air movement.. If you aren't , then your problem is internal to the dryer, If you are.. you may have an exhaust duct restriction. Although not recommended, you can do the same for a gas dryer in a well ventilated area just to check the flow intensity.. But.. only for a short time since the gas burn byproduct is unhealthy for you to breath. I forgot to mention that the drum inside the dryuer should be moving the clothes during all this.. that acellerates the dry cycle too. Lastly, you need to make sure you are getting heat.. You can start a dry cycle with the dryer empty to see how warm it gets.. It should get fairly warm. Not sure I helped you but you now have a few things you can try. If you continue to have problems with this, feel free to contact me via this forum but please include the model number of your LG appliance..

Dec 02, 2008 | LG Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer is not drying correctly

ck vent system to outside ck for crimped vent hose on back or plugged vent to outside ..if burner ignites but fails or is slow to reignite suspect the coils on burner (the 2 black things with wires attached)

Aug 20, 2008 | Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts


Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16447 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides