Looking for help introubleshooting no heating problem. I am not electrician but can follow directions or follow simple wiring diagram.
There are unresetable thermo controllers in diagragm. Could that be problem or do I go straight for the heating element.
Can you help?
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Re: kenmore dryer 62828 quit heating
The best way to go about this is to check each peice first. In order to do this you will need a ohm meter. If you dont have one, you can get one pretty cheap. If you have one, set the meter for ohms (continuity) and remove the wires for each part that you test. Put the leads on each peice, and see if your needle moves. If it moves, the part is ok. Repalce as needed. Only other way is to remove the element, and inspect it carefully. You should see a broke part or wire MAYBE. There is no way of checking the thermal cutoff with a ohm meter. Good luck and let me know if you need further help.
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Likely the heating element took that opportunity to quit. These's a possibility something came loose but you need a good handyman/electrician to check the element and you will need the serial number/make/model etc off the sticker on the back when looking for the part or handing it over to your local appliance shop. Bear in mind the time you have had it and whether to bin it and buy new.
This link will help you in diagnosis/disassembly/parts.
Possibly a faulty heat element is most common failure. Fix the no heat problem and the dryer should shut off ok.
Make sure you have correct voltage to the unit before tearing apart. Again visit the link above
Reset the dryer breaker pair in the house electrical panel--push off, then on. If the breakers hold, retry the dryer (no clothes yet). If you now get heat, you are home free. If it tripped the breakers again, then there is a direct short within the dryer, usually the heater element(s). If the breakers hold, but still no heat, check with a voltmeter for ~230 volts AC across the two slanted slots in the power socket. If near zero reading, one of the breakers is bad and should be replaced or a wire connection coming out of one breaker is loose. Have an electrician check and repair this problem. If you read the required voltage, then the problem is inside the dryer. The drum must be removed to access the heating element(s). Either the element or the thermal control switch is open. If everything looks ok in the heater area, then it may be problems in the control area. Hope this helps.
hi.. Check the dryer breaker pair in the house electrical box. Push off,
then on. If the breakers trip immediately, then you have a direct short
circuit in the dryer, usually the heating element which involves
removing the drum to get at the element(s). If the breakers hold, then
try the dryer. If you get heat--ok. If drum turns, but no heat--check
with a voltmeter across the two slanted slots in the power socket. You
should read ~220 volts AC. If near zero, then one of the breakers is
probably bad. Get an electrician to replace the breaker pair...
Check the following--
Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.
The manual says that two circuit breakers used,and that the dryer can spin but no heat if one of them tripped, check your panel and see if any breakers are tripped. If this was the problem,have an electrician check the circuit.
Have a certified electrician check your outlet. The dryer requires 220VAC for the heating elements to work. If this is ok, check the heating elements it may be broken.If this is ok, check the high and low limit switches, this could be defective.