Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer not heating up at all I checked heating element and am getting good continuity

Posted by on

  • chapin1 Jun 22, 2008

    After changing fuse thermostats, dryer fires up the gas but fail to increase heat an dry cloths

    what else is there to check



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 20 Answers

Check fuses one runs the dryer and other heat it.might be a wire burn off or your operating thermostat

Posted on Mar 24, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer does not heat. Check continuity on sensors all read good

Have you checked your heating element. Chances are if your dryer is ten years old or older the wire element has an open and cannot carry current and heat up.

Aug 21, 2015 | Dryers

1 Answer

No heat LG Dle2516w dryer

Your heating coil is broken. IMHO. If it was working you would not get a voltage reading. Element is shorted to frame. Power flows through both wires the element is connected to. If the circuit is not interrupted their is no reading on a single line. You have an open heater element. Disconnect power from the machine. Remove the wires from the element and check continuity between the 2 terminals (no reading element no good). Check continuity between each terminal to chassis (should not get an ohms reading) If you get an ohms reading the element is shorted to the heater chamber. Sometimes an element will droop and touch when heated. You can sometimes free up the welded wire and reposition it. that is rare though.

If you need further help, reach me via phone at

Oct 11, 2012 | Dryers

2 Answers

Dryer not heating

usually when the dryer is not heating is because the heating element has break. you can purchase a heating element kit with insulators at a parts appliance store.requires taking the dryer apart and removing the drum. the heating element is behind the drum. if your handy you should have no problem. good luck!

Jul 25, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

No heat

Hi there,

Well first of all you can tell us the model number of your dryer, so we can help you...... anyway if your dryer is a electrical dryer then first you check 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. Please post comments for further help or information..........

Good Luck!!

Mar 28, 2010 | Hotpoint Dryers

1 Answer

Model # 110.86820100 runs without heat, doesn't dry clothes

This is basically a Whirlpool dryer and they are notorius for having the thermal break fail. Disconnect dryer, remove back panel. The heating element is on the right side in a metal duct. On the left side of that duct is a small round disk with 2 red wires going to it. That is the non-resettable safety. Remove both wires and use an ohmeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, the thermal cut off and the thermostat at the bottom of the element MUST be replaced as a kit.
PN 279769
If thermal is good, check the heating element for continuity. Remove red wire from element and check across ELEMENT terminals. No continuity? Replace element pn 4391960
Both problems are generally caused by lack of air flow. Make sure that dryer has good air flow to outside after repair or you will get to do this again!Your part: 695563 Substitution: 279769 -->

Mar 03, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool duet electric wil not heat

Remove 1 wire from the element . Your 220 V comes from ...110 motor , 110 control board . Check which wire is not getting 110 V , trace it and see which it comes from . That will tell you which one is defective .

Jul 30, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer has no heat

either your heating element or your thermostats are bad. on the heating element casing there are two thermostats. check the top one for continueity if it doesn't have continueity the change both thermostats. if they are good then check your heating element for continueity. after you get your dryer heating then clean out your vent system... if it's not venting properly then your dryer will take a long time to dry.

Jun 16, 2009 | Frigidaire Dryers

1 Answer

Heating element continuity?

Unplug the dryer from the wall. There are 2 wires connecting power at the heating element. Take one of these wires off, doesn't matter which one, but take at least one of the 2 off. Then put your meter probes across the terminal of the heating element where you took the 1 wire off and the other terminal of the heating element that still has a wire on it. Your meter will pretty much read full continuity if good, no reading at all if bad. Also check from one of these terminals of the element with one meter probe going to the metal frame of the unit. You should get no reading. If you do the element is shorted and would have likely tripped your house breaker.

Better to test a heating element for voltage with your meter like I described to you in your other question. I've seen heating elements read good when just doing a continuity test, however once voltage is applied and they start to heat they can expand and open up, thus not work, even though testing good when doing just a continuity test. Not always, but sometimes, it does happen enough to note to you.

Mar 11, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Heating elements will not heat

If you dryer is running but not heating then you may have one of the following problems.
Make sure you have 220-240 volts to the machine. If one leg of you breaker has kicked you will only be getting 110 volts this will cause the dryer to run and not heat. Simply kick the breaker off and back on to fix.
If you have enough voltage then you may have a bad thermostat, thermostats or heating element. I recommend you take your heating element off and look for broken lines.check continuity if possible. If the heater is good then go to the thermostats. Check continuity. Replace if you find a bad one. Good luck and I hope this helped. [email protected]

Apr 29, 2008 | Hotpoint NLL113EYWO Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts


Level 3 Expert

85178 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18108 Answers


Level 3 Expert

825 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides