Question about Dryers
The heating element is SUPPOSED to cycle on and off. The element has a regulating thermostats to ensure it does not get too hot. If the element were to stay on continuously, the dryer would overheat to the point of the element eventually failing, or create a fire hazard. It will cycle on and off dependent upon the internal temperature the moisture level in your clothing (if you are using the Auto-Dry feature).
If your dryer IS still heating, but you are experiencing longer dry times, you may want to check the dryer interior cabinet and/or the entire exhaust duct run to ensure you don't have any clogs or choke points. The following link explains many of the problems that can cause poor drying efficiency:
Before assuming you have a problem with the appliance, check your installation to ensure you are providing the dryer with proper exhaust and air flow. A dryer in a clogged state or having improper air flow will not dry efficiently and will cause the heating circuits to actually overheat. Eventually, this can lead to component failures and is the source of fire hazards.
If you have any questions, please post back an let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on May 07, 2010
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You really need a volt / ohm meter to check for Continuity & Volts
Its well worth the investment... $15.00 bucks give or take a few
I would check to see if you have 220v to back of dryer where the cord mounts to dryer,
If dryer is getting only 1 leg 110 volts instead of the 220 will it not heat.
Check themostates & heater for Continuity... Most models, Now have a.. Hi-limit fuses that need to be checked for Continuity
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