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Dryer starts of hot, but the exhaust air quickly

Dryer starts off hot, but the exhaust air quickly cools as the dryer continues to run.

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Sounds like either the cycling switch is defective,but also check the hi-limit switch on the element case

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Gas dryer heats up runs about 3-5 minutes then quits. Have cleaned all filters, exhaust and sensor with problem continuing


Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.

Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?

Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.

Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.

Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

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Dryer runs for three or four minutes then shuts of and willnot start for 10 minutes or longer'


Could be motor overheating and shutting off. Need to check if drum turns freely. If it does check vent hose making sure it isn't plugged causing dryer to overheat. If motor is bad it will get worse and just not start

Sep 24, 2014 | Avanti D110 Electric Portable Dryer

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Why would my crosley dryer get really hot but the clothes don't get dry


If the dryer is getting hot (the heater element is working) but the clothes aren't drying, it suggests that there is insufficient air flow through the dryer. Remove the exhaust tube from the back of the dryer. With the tube removed and the dryer running, check for hot air (lots of it) flowing out the exhaust vent of the dryer. If there is good air flow, check the exhaust tube for lint build-up or a clog that is blocking the air from flowing through the tube. If there is no air coming out of the exhaust vent with the exhaust tube removed and the dryer running, it suggests that the problem is with the exhaust fan inside the dryer.

Jul 08, 2014 | Crosley CDE6000 Electric Dryer

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Ge dryer way too hot. I have cleaned all the lint out but still way too hot. unplugged vent hose and ran machine still too hot. Took apart machine and tested continuity of heating element and its fine....


I do not know your definition of "way too hot". Remove the exhaust vent and insert a accurate thermometer in the dryer exhaust. Run the dryer on high heat. The temperature should get up to 165 degrees then cool down to about 125 degrees then back up to 165.
If it goes above 165 and stays there replace the high limit thermostat.
If it cycles correctly it is OK.

Aug 31, 2011 | GE DWSR405EBWW Electric Dryer

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I am having a problem with my GE Profile dryer DPSQ475ETZWW it seems to be giving off plenty hot air but it is not drying as quickly as it used too. There seems to be plenty of hot air going out the...


Electric GE dryers usually have two heaters. You may have one failed heater.

Unplug the machine! Check the heaters for continuity with a multimeter. If it has no continuity, replace it.

If the heaters are good, the operating thermostat may be turning the heaters off before they reach the operating temperature.

Apr 26, 2010 | GE Dryers

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When it gets hot it stop and then start again when cooled down


This problem is usually caused from restrictions in the vent hose and the unit getting to hot causing the limit control to shut down until it cools. Check your filter, your dryer vent line for obstructions and the outside for pieces of lint plugging it and slowing the air flow. I have found lint build up in the line, at the base of the dryer where the exhaust line connects, and in the exhaust mounted on the outside wall.

Oct 09, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer is not hot. there is no heat coming out


A couple of quick things to look at.
1, Make sure the gas valve is on and there is a gas supply.
2, If the vent duct is not clean or restricted, the vent sensor will not allow the burner to ignite, also make sure the burner exhaust vent is clear. Any restriction of the air inlet or exhaust will cause the burner to not function.
Let me know what you find and we can go from there.
Good luck.
Regards,


Jul 03, 2009 | Dryers

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Electric dryer shutting off


most likely cause is the air duct is blocked with lint, some always gets past the screen and builts up in the exhaoust line. not enough air flow, the air gets hotter than normal and trips the over temperature cutout.
for most dryers
clear the fan, and exhaust ducting all the way to the wall, and the outside vent hood, of lint

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