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No heat in dryer

Dryer runs but without any heat

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Start with the simple first...
Make sure BOTH hot legs of your 220 power are active. Sometimes, one half of your circuit breaker will trip. When this happens, you will have 120 volts to your drum motor, but an open circuit to the heating coils. Just re-set your breaker by cycling it off and on again. Sometimes a loose connection where the power cord connects to the machine can melt away causing a failed connection. Please exercise caution and disconnect from live power supply before doing anything!!!
Otherwise, check for continuity of the thermal cut out fuse (in line to coils).There should be a schematic inside the machine panel.
Then proceed to check continuity through the heating coils.

Hope this helps you.
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Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. If your dryer isn't working or isn't getting heated up, you'll need to check the following to be sure what exactly the issue is--

Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —ELECTRIC Models:
• The amperage readings are at 240 volts. One line will be 24 amps and the other line will be 21 amps. The neutral line will be at 3 amps. If the above amperages are not present, then the house wiring, fuse box or circuit breaker should be suspect.
• Shorted heating element to housing.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorting to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.

Blows fuses or trips circuit breaker —GAS Models:
• If igniter is not glowing, check for 120 V at igniter.
• Igniter harness may be loose and shorted to base.
• Incorrect wiring or a wire shorted to ground.
• Drive motor winding shorting to ground.


If it runs for a few minutes and then stops, then check for the following:--
• Empty dryer.
• Check motor spins freely.
• Lint buildup around drive motor.
• Low voltage present.
• Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
• Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.


Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks

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Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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