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DRYER NOT GETTING HOT...EVERYTHING ELSE LOOKS FINE.... LINT SCREEN AND HOSE IS CLEAR,,COULD THERE BE ANYTHING WRONG BESIDES THE HEATING COIL?

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Yes there could be another problem..you need to check to see that the thermostats are not faulty. They are normally located in the air tube where it comes from the blower going to the drum.
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Hi clikens2...
Most of the time the type of problem you describe is being caused by an over-heating condition...
A major build-up of lint within the exaust system.
Check and clean if necessary your vent hose going to the outside of the house.
If your vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
Make sure your lint screen is in place and has no tears or holes in it and is still firmly attached to the frame.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system.
It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
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You can check for suction by pulling out the lint screen and holding a piece of paper over it while the dryer is running. If there is suction then it all works correctly. If there is no suction, then there is a clog somewhere inside. You can clear the clog with a long bottle brush or with an attachment from a vacuum cleaner to get inside. If all looks good and still no lint on the screen, the screen may be too short for the dryer and could be a wrong screen for it.

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In order for a dryer to dry, it needs proper air flow and heat. If your lint screen is full of lint you wont get any air flow. If you have a clogged vent or hose you wont get any air flow. Check to make sure these are clear. Also, your heating element may be bad. Have it checked or replaced.

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MY DRYER WAS NOT HEATING AND I REPLACE THE ELEMENT, THERMO FUSE, AND THERMASTAT, AND IT IS STILL NOT GETTING HOT. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater /thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
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My dryer stopped drying our clothes in the past. I replaced the fuse and problems solved. Now same problem replaced the fuse and it heats up then goes out. I cleaned out the hose and dryer everything...


Is it blowing hot air out the vent?. I've seen something like pencils , lint or about anything clog the fan and won't let it turn. The vent must be clean going to the outside of the house. You can take the vent tube off at the dryer and see if it helps if it does out side vent might be cloged.
The operating thermostat might not be cutting off power to heating coil soon enough and getting hot enough to blow fuse. Check all thermostats and any one time cutoffs a one time fuse. Don't know what type dryer or model number you have. When you ask for help always give the name and model or your machine because they are different.Hope this helps.

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It sounds like the heating filament below the drum has either fried one of the fuses down there, or has some lint or something fallen on to it.
Did you notice if the drum still heated up? If it did, then its a bit trickier to completely ID what went wrong. If it no longer heats up now, then the thermal cut-off fuse has been blown and will need to be replaced (most common problem with a dryer)
Typically, once it is unplugged, you can open up the panel below the door (there are normally a couple of latches along the top gap that you need to push in with a couple of screwdrivers to open). Once open, you should see a heating coil that provides the hot air to the drum, look to see if there is anything in contact with the coil. If there is something there, remove it. If not, then continue below.
Now, if your dryer has stopped heating up, you need to pull the coil and replace the thermal cut-off fuse (or get someone in to do it for you). If it was still heating up, you can start the dryer with the panel open (make sure everyone and everything is well clear of the opening) and see where it is smoking from.

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An easy way to check dryer function is to check the airflow on the outside of your home at the exhaust the vent. While the dryer is running, and hot, put your hand near the outlet. The air coming out should be hot and forceful. If not, there is most likely an obstruction, and the whole airway should be cleaned. Keeping the airway clean and clear can dry clothes faster and save you money.

Another possibility is the blower,(fan) which can become encrusted with lint, preventing it from moving air. This is much less likely, but still a possibility.

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Dryer screen


No. The accumulation of lint in the dryer screen generally doesn't have anything to do the amount that ends up INSIDE your dryer. Too little lint is not a bad sign. It's dependent upon the type of clothing you are drying as well. If the clothes are not "lint givers" (like cottons and wools), you generally won't see a lot of lint in the dryer screen. Dryer screens are not perfect, either and some lint always gets through. As long as there are no holes in the screen and you have it seated correctly, and you clean it after each use, you shouldn't have any problems.

What affects dryer performance the most, is your vent hose and routine cleaning. The simple rule of thumb is: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent hose the BETTER. The vent hose should also be cleaned thoroughly periodically. I recommend once per season. That's about 4 times per year. What causes the lint to back up into a dryer is when the vent hose becomes kinked or clogged. The lint is mixed with moist air when it leaves the dryer. If it has no where to go, it starts to accumulate and stick in areas of the vent hose that are sagging, or at tight bends. Eventually, the vent becomes so restricted that the lint ends up inside your dryer. This causes the heating circuits to overheat to eventual failure. Not to mention, accumulations of lint inside a dryer can cause a fire. I have personally inspected dryers that were so full of lint that the dryer hose contained about a gallon of water from condensation and the inside showed evidence of multiple fires. If you need further info, I have an article I wrote up explaining all of this under "Tips and Tricks" under my profile. I hope this helps you.

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