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Dryer will heat up then shut off

Most likely it's getting to hot, check your vent and the outside vent hood make sure you have proper air flow. Turn on the dryer check the vent exit to make sure you feel hot air coming out. Take the vent off and check the back of the dryer for air flow. If you have air flow and the unit is still over heating you may need to replace the operating Thermostat. Could tell you more with a good model number should be inside the door.

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It just doesn't seem like my frigidaire gas affinity dryer is drying as fast as it should

Hey Car Guy,.. there are two factors that determine how fast the clothes will dry:
1- air temperature, Is the gas burner is lighting and heating the air? Just stop the dryer mid-cycle and feel the clothes - if they are hot, then the burner/heating part of the dryer is working ok.

2 - adequate air going through the dryer. This is usually where the problem lies. There is a lint filter at the dryer somewhere, accessed either where the door opens, or on the top of the dryer....there may be an additional lint filter somewhere on the exhaust duct. Check for that, and check your air flow where it exhausts outslde. See that the flappers of the backdraft damper aren't stuck closed etc.

If you have good heat and good air flow, then it's doing all it can.

Mar 22, 2013 | Dryers

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Frigidaire dryer too hot

check for air flow on back of dyer, also check the heating element. could be a bad heating thermostat in dryer. good-day !

Feb 10, 2012 | Frigidaire GLEQ2152ES Electric Dryer

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Does not have adequate heat. It does have some heat

if dryer is heating but not drying there are two things to look for. check for air flow outside. blocked air flow will cause your drying time to be really long. the other is you may have an element that is shorted to ground. when this happens your unit is heating off half your voltage. this is something that can be detected with an ohm meter or the naked eye. unplug first.

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My dryer is blowing cold air. I replaced the

if you hooked up yhe wires on the heating element check the thermostat it will be a oval shapef unit on housing of element and has wires going to it it may be bad.

Dec 28, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Gas dryer quit heating

Hi there,

Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following -
1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place.
2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes. Post comments for further help or information.....

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Dryer is on but wont dry cloths no water in tray

More info is needed, but I'll take a shot at this.
First thing I'd want to know is if the heating element is putting out. If it is, I'd first check for a good air flow out the dryer vent. Sometimes an obstruction (such as a critter nest) will deny air flow and not allow the dryer to do its job. Also, the dryer hose could be pinched or crimped.
If the dryer is not heating at all, you will probably be needing a new heating element.
I hope this helps and is a quick fix for you...
Good luck!

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I have a whirlpool dryer model# LEN2000JQ1 It won't heat up. I have had the heating element and thermal fuse tested and they tested good, there is no restriction in the venting system. what could the...

Just check all of this:

  • Check for proper air flow
  • Test the safety fuse
  • Test the thermostat
  • Test the centrifugal switch
  • Test the timer motor
  • Test the heating element

If a thermostat fails, it may prevent the heat from coming on, This happens because the thermostat does not close the circuit when the temperature falls below the operating temperature of the switch. It is a simple matter to test a thermostat; it should show continuity when the switch is cool and no continuity when it is warmer than its rated temperature.
A thermostat can also fail by being always on, no matter what the temperature. This switch would show continuity whether it was hot or cold. In this case, the heater would not shut off and the the dryer could dangerously overheat. As a safety precaution a second thermostat is used, a thermal fuse. The power will be cut to the heating circuit if the maximum safe temperature is exceeded. In most cases, this is a one time fuse. The heater circuit will not function until the fuse has been replaced. Of course, it will be necessary to determine and repair the underlying cause of overheating or the fuse will just cut out again.
The thermostats are usually grouped together. The are typically oval in shape and about an inch and a half in size. They may be on the blower housing, under the lint trap or inside the vent line. There should be two wires connected to each thermostat.
Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.


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Kenmore dryer has quit making heat for drying , the dryer functions are all working just no heat.

The following link explains how to troubleshoot a dryer no heat problem:

The first step in troubleshooting this problem would be to check the voltage at the terminal block in the back of the dryer. This is where the dryer cord is installed. You should be reading 220-240 VAC across the two hot (RED & BLACK) leads. Checking the voltage in this manner not only verifies the source voltage, but also verifies the cord is good. CAUTION: Use extreme care when checking the voltage at the terminal block. The terminals are LIVE even when the dryer is shut off. I would recommend unplugging the dryer temporarily to remove the back cover plate over the terminal block to prevent the possibility of electric shock. With the terminal block cover removed, plug the unit back in and take your readings. If the voltage is incorrect, you may have a defective wall receptacle, or a breaker tripped.

NOTE: The dryer will still run with only half the voltage present. This is because the drive motor only utilizes 110-120 VAC to run. The heating circuits require the full 220 in order to work.

Pay particular attention to the section that discusses proper air flow. Most dryer heat related problems are caused by clogged, kinked, or poorly installed exhaust ventilation. A dryer needs proper air flow in order to dry efficiently. If the air flow becomes restricted, the dryer heating circuits will actually overheat to the point of failure. The most common failed item is the thermal cut-out (TCO). This component is designed to blow like a fuse in an overheat condition. Once blown, it must be replaced. You need to check all the heating circuit components in order to rule out multiple component failures, though.

If you determine the TCO to be defective, it is strongly recommended that you replace the hi-limit thermostat at the same time. These two components are often sold as a set. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any components you replace.

The reason I mention emphasize air flow so much is because if you replace any defective parts, and leave the dryer in a condition where it is starved for air, you will damage those same parts again. So, if you haven't cleaned your dryer exhaust vents any time recently, you may want to do this, first.

If you have questions along the way please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Cabrio electric dryer not working properly

if dryer is heating ckd vent system to outside must have good air flow to remove moisture away from clothes..if not heating suspect low ,voltage to dryer motor runs on 110 volts but must have 220 to heat..also possible thermal fuse on element or control bd bad

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