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Dryer is not heating and vents are all clear.

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  • pgmiller55 May 10, 2010

    Thank you so much! It might be the solenoids because the dryer does heat when you first turn it on. Then as it cycles through it doesn't heat again. You can wait awhile, turn it back on and it will heat again, for a short time.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster May 11, 2010

    Do you hear any clicking? If you do then power is getting to the ignitor and the sensor is working, so that leaves the solenoids as suspect. They will work a little then get hot and quit. Then take a long time to cool down and work a little more, making it a hard thing to diagnose. If it clicks you oughta have fire otherwize andless you ain't paid the gas bill. If you DON'T hear any clicking then power ain't getting to the gas assembly and that means a fuse is blown.Kenmore duct fuses look like this on some models but on other models they are behind the filter bladder and look like this

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You need to determine if the gas is turning on. If it is not then it will not heat. If you go to http://www.repairclinic.com they have videos which will walk you through the process. First you should make sure that the gas is turned on and present. If it is then either the gas is not being turned on or the igniter is bad. There is also a sensor which makes sure that the gas valve has opened. It would be advisable to check that. Let me know if you need more help. Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

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THE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS YOUR POWER. THE OUTLET HAS TWO ANGLED HOLES THAT SHOULD TOTAL 240VOLTS ACROSS THEM. THE L SHAPED HOLE IS THE GROUND AND THERE SHOULD BE 120VOLTS FROM EACH ANGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE. THE DRYER'S MOTOR ONLY RUNS ON 120 VOLTS ( FROM ONE ANLGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE). THE HEATING ELEMENT CIRCUIT RUNS FROM ONE ANGLED HOLE TO THE OTHER(240VOLTS)
THE DRYER WILL RUN BUT NOT HEAT WITH ONE SIDE OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPED.

IF POWER IS O.K., THE NEXT THING TO DO IS PULL THE BACK PANEL OFF OF THE DRYER. THE HEAT ELEMENT IS IN A BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE WITH TWO RED WIRES GOING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. IF YOU HAVE A METER, CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER. IF YOU HAVE
240VOLTS THERE, THE HEATER IS BAD. IF NOT, THE ROUND ITEM NEAR THE BOTTOM IS A HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT. IF YOU HAVE 240VOLTS AT THE TWO TERMINALS ON THE THERMOSTAT, IT IS BAD. PART #
279769 COMES WITH THE HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT AND THE THERMAL FUSE FOUND AT THE TOP OF THE HEATER ASSEMBLY. CHECK THE THERMAL FUSE THE SAME WAY.
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IF ALL THOSE COMPONENTS ARE GOOD, IT COULD BE THE TIMER, TEMP SELECTOR SWITCH, OR THE MOTOR'S CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH. YOU WOULD HAVE TO READ THE WIRING DIAGRAM INSIDE THE CONTROL PANEL TO CHECK THOSE ITEMS.

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SOURCE: Dryer air heats up but does not dry the clothes. Just replaced the timer but did not fix the problem. Air vents are cleared.

One of two possiblities:

1. Dryer vent is blocked - check the air coming through the outside vent
2. Blower Fan is clogged - remove the lower front panel and clean out the fan wheel

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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail (meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) that might need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehave programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcode showing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also be the fault.



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there could be a problem with one of the thermal fuses located in the cabinet under the drum and along the side of the heating element can. the first one to check is the one furthest back on the can.
you can check them all for continuity and replace the one that is bad also check the heating element last.

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