Question about KitchenAid Dryers
If this dryer is running and not heating it could be one of the follow in order of most common to least common.
- Not enough power, an electric dryer uses 240 volts to heat and only 120 to run the drum. Make sure the breaker is not partially tripped or one of the fuses blown
- The thermal cut off is tripped. This is a temperature controlled fuse that trips if the air flow is restricted, usually due to a dirty lint filter or plugged vent from the machine to outside. The part is located just above the heat element accessible when removing the back panel.
- The heat element itself is bad, it is accessable from the back and is in the right bottom corner looking from the back of the machine.
- The timer contacts are bad, this is rare but can happen
- The centrifugal switch in the motor is bad, this again is rare but can happen.
If you have a an ohmmeter and some technical ability I would be happy to walk you through how to test the components.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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