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  • mikelafferty Nov 17, 2009

    ok all of that stuff is ok so now what?

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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 accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Nov 17, 2009

    How did you check the voltage at igniter? Do you have a
    multi meter?


    What voltage reading are you getting on the heating element?
    I hope you have made sure that the wiring is not burnt or cut. Please tell me
    the model number of your Unit so that i can provide you with model specific
    information.





    I hope that you have checked all the probable causes.





    Thanks





    Rylee

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