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Dryer not heating the air

I cleaned out the lint mechanism by unscrewing the cover inside the drum and it was packed with lint! I cleaned it all out (though I don't know why there was such an accumulation since I clean out the lint bucket every time) vacuumed and wiped it clean. Reassembled it and it still has no hot air. I went outside and made sure that there was airflow through the vent on the outside and there is good air flow. I had this problem once before and had a repairman here who referenced a reset button. I am pretty much a do-it-yourselfer, so if there is such a reset butten...where is it? If no such button...what are my options?

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  • sfalbaum Apr 24, 2010

    I need more basic information to begin. I don't know how to access anything that you mentioned.

  • sfalbaum Apr 25, 2010

    how do I access these areas

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Hello there: Normally this is the problem please follow the troubleshooting guide that i have provided 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 looks like this 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. ok? so please follow this guide ok hope this all helped Best regards Mike

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    Michael Thomas Apr 25, 2010

    This should help out too
    best regards mike


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    Michael Thomas Apr 25, 2010

    Hello there
    there should be a couple of screw or clips that you will need to unclipwith a flat tip screwdriver like in the pict

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    Michael Thomas Apr 25, 2010

    sometimes the lint filter can be unscrewed and removed to assist cleaning out the lint

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Check the element,the high-limit thermostat and cycling thermostats on the element housing,if these all check good,then look for a thermal fuse on the dryer vent piping near the exhaust vent outlet as if this opens like a fuse the element cannot heat,most of these resettable thermostats are bi-mtetal and reset automatically when they cool off,but the thermal fuse is a one time device like a house fuse and when they burn out you need to replace them

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

  • danny Hendrickson Apr 25, 2010

    all of these components are located on the element housing or burner tube or near the dryer vent outlet in the lower area of the inside of the machine

  • danny Hendrickson Apr 25, 2010

    you will need to remove the screws on the base of the front panel cover,then lift upward like a car hood and the clips near the top will let go,then remove screws that hold the top cover on,then remove the drum belt and then remove the drum,then you can access all the components

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