I got up the other morning and went to pull some clothes out of the dryer and it was still hot inside. No one had run the dryer since the night before so it appears that the heating element stayed on all night even though the drum wasn't running. This happens on the autocare mode, I haven't noticed it on anything else.
Is this just a problem with the timer module? Or something deeper?
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Re: Dryer quits running but heating element stays one
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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I understand that your Frigidaire dryer, model# FEQ1442ES, will not stay running. Please check to make sure the door is staying closed. If the door is opening in mid-cycle, then the dryer will stop running. Also, make sure the plug is in the socket tightly. Your dryer could be shaking the plug loose, which could possibly be causing it to stop running. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
It's very possible your element shorted to ground causing the element to get constant currant from the wall outlet if it was hot without running, if thats the case you need to replace the heating element.
hi there, I have repaired many of these dryers. It will be a faulty heater element, most likely. They cost about $40. If you get a tradesman to fit it, they will prob charge you about $200 all up. Maybe its better to buy a new dryer for around $300? Good luck. Lance in brisbane.
if your dryer does not seem to be drying the wet clothes, first check that it is
generating heat. If not, check the vent to make sure it is clear. If
the dryer runs but fails to heat clothing, check the circuit breaker. Most
dryers use so much electricity that their functions are divided between two
breakers. If one has been tripped, that may be why the heating elements aren't
functioning. If the dryer still isn't heating, unplug it and pull it away from
the wall. There's a service access panel on the back that should be pried free.
Inside, you'll find a small black strip of plastic with two blue wires attached.
This is the heating fuse. A replacement part can be had for around $15, and
takes a little less than 1 minute to swap out. It's unlikely that the heating
element itself, which consists of a few metal coils, is broken. If the dryer
still won't heat, you're better off getting a replacement dryer than repairing
the old one
More than likely, the motor centrifugal switch is stuck. You should be able to turn off the element with the timer control switch. If the timer switch is on and the dryer is not running, the element should be off, unless the motor contact is stuck closed. You will have to get to the motor and 'un stick' the contact.Its a bit tricky, you may need help.
Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it