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Re: dryer won't heat
I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
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Sounds silly, but because it's an electric dryer, it's run on a 220 line. Double check your breaker box to make sure both breakers are in the correct position. If only one breaker is in the correct position, you'll have electrical power, but the drum won't spin.
If your dryer is not heating at all, before you call a service company ,check your dryer breaker. You say why because the unit is running just not heating. You are correct it can run but not heat with a breaker tripped. See, the motor only requires 120volts to run and it requires 240volts for the heater to work. What happens is that 1/2 the breaker can trip leaving you with 120volts-enough to run the motor. Just reset the breaker and see if you get heat. This does NOT help most of the time as it is usually a faulty part however, its worth a try because this may be your lucky day and that's all it is...saving you money.Hope this tip helps someone!
An electric Neptune clothes dryer, like most electric clothes dryers, has two circuit breakers: one for the drum and another for the heating element. Both breakers need to be in the "on" position for it to run properly. Go to your main circuit box. Reset both of the dryer's circuit breakers to the "on" position. If one of the breakers trips again, there's a problem with the dryer component that it operates. Contact a dryer repair technician to evaluate the machine's condition. The lid switch is a small latch located on the interior of the door frame on your Neptune clothes dryer. It keeps the door securely shut when the dryer's on to prevent injury should you open the door and reach inside while it's turning. If the lid switch becomes damaged, the dryer won't turn on even though its lights might work. Run your finger over the lid switch and listen for a clicking sound. If you don't hear a sound when the latch is compressed, it's faulty and needs to be swapped out.
The thermal cut-off is a heat-sensitive safety feature on a Neptune clothes dryer that shuts off the heating element if the dryer overheats. After it activates, it can't be reset; you must replace it. Until it's replaced, your dryer might only partially function, so while its lights might turn on, the dryer might not spin or heat. Don't exchange an old thermal cut-off for a new one until you first determine what promoted it to trip, otherwise your dryer likely will overheat again.
Adryer not heating could be a problem with a blown fuse, a faulty flame sensoror a malfunctioning timer motor, to name just a few. Check this Dryernot heating chart to help track down the culprit and get your dryer heatingagain. Besafe: Before attempting to repair yourdryer, be sure to shut off its power supply. This can be done by unplugging theunit from the wall outlet, removing the appropriate fuse from the fuse box, orflipping the appropriate breaker in the circuit breaker panel.
go to your fuse box and try replacing the 2 fuses for the dryer circuit or if you have a circuit breaker box shut off the breaker for the dryer and turn it back on and try the dryer again. I used to be an electrician and found double pole circuit breakers that have only one side tripped. alot of 220volt electric dryers use one circuit for the tumbler motor and the other circuit for the heating element
No it is not the light bulb that heats it. It has an element inside that heats up. Before anything you need to go to your breaker box and find the breaker marked dryer and reset both sides of the breaker. What I mean by this is the breaker box that is for the power coming in to your house. It is in this panel that the breakers are for the power in your house. The dryer breaker is a double 110 volt making it a 220 volt breaker .So both of the 110 volt switches need to be reset. Also make sure you are on a cycle on the dryer that requires heat. Try the setting that has the numbers for the amount of time you want to run it for set it to 45 minutes and leave it for five minutes and then open the dryer and see if there is any heat. If there is no heat we may have to call the repair man to come over and look at it . If it does work then your in luck so please remember to click on the yes box on you way off the web site. Thanks and Good Luck!
Have you tried flipping the breakers @ your electrical box? Mine will do that at time when one breaker has tripped. It will have enough juice to run it but not heat it. IF that doesn't work there may be a broken wire to the heating element or possibly even a faulty heating element. I'd try the breakers first though.(Im not a professional I've just been a single mom for 18 years and have found myself working on all sorts of things and gaining knowledge from hands on experience) Hope it helps & works.
Try this, go to your breaker box, find the double breaker that runs the dryer. Filp the breaker off and then back on. Now see if your dryer heats. It sounds like you have dropped one leg of your 220v. From what you have told me, I thing you will find that it will heat.