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DRYER MY DRYER WORK BUT NOT HEATIN UP

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  • quecatt Apr 06, 2008

    my clothes dryer is working normal but all of a sudden, theres' no more heat. It only blows cold air and no more heat

  • LORDVULGAR Apr 07, 2008

    I REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT CLOSEST TO THE ELEMENT BUT STILL HAVE NO HEAT,THE ELEMENT SEEMS OK AFTER INSPECTION BUT I NOTICED SOMEONE HAS BYPASSED THE THERMOL FUSE BUT THE FUSE SEEMS OK WHAT SHOULD I TRY NEXT?

  • DryerDan Apr 21, 2008

    My dryer heats somewhat. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    admiral heavy duty dryer no heat coming out do not know were to look for heating componets to replace.

  • erine508 Sep 11, 2008

    I have changed Heating Element,Thermal Cut off, Hi limit Thermostat cleaned whole inside of dryer, vents duct work checked plug, and circuit breaker why still wont dryer heat? It works on fluff but no heat settings,

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    everything seems to be working but nothing telling the element to heat up.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    model whirlpool ler5636eq3

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    my dryer doesn't work. I can't get to the heater box to take the element out. What to do

  • hhorne31 Dec 20, 2008

    dryer runs but will not heat i have checked fuses cleaned vents

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    I am not sure what the two wires connected to the long silver thing is?

  • btaylor73173 Jan 25, 2009

    my dryer works fine but doesnt get hot

  • feelya1 Jan 31, 2009

    my dryer will not dry my clothes completely. the element is glowing and the tumbler is turning but my clothes aren't dry.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    dryer want get hot

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    dryer spins but doesnt heat

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    No heat. Husband has back off but can't figure out which part to buy. Need help to determine how to tell which part is bad. Can anyone help?

  • hojoranch May 02, 2009

    Dryer works fine but their is no heat.

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If the dryer turns on, drum spins, but you have no heat, any of the following components could be bad:

Heating Element
Thermal Cut-Out
Hi-Limit Thermostat

All these components COMBINED, should cost less than $100. If you fix it yourself, you will avoid the additional cost for labor.


If the dryer isn't blowing ANY air at all, but the drum still turns, you may have a bad blower fan assembly inside the dryer. Or, the blower fan assembly may be clogged.

If your dryer performance has been failing (i.e., clothes taking longer to dry), it may be for a reason. You need to ask yourself when the last time you cleaned the dryer ventilation. If you can't remember, or if it has never been done, this can contribute to the dryer failing. All dryers need proper air flow in order to dry properly. If the ducting becomes clogged, the heating circuits will actually overheat and eventually fail. This usually results in the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) blowing or the Heating Element failing or BOTH. When these components fail, they must be replaced. Remove the dryer hose from the back of the dryer and inspect it thoroughly from where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. It should be clear with no kinks or clogs. If your vent line runs under a crawl space make sure it is suspended above the ground and has no sags where lint could collect. RULE OF THUMB: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent duct, the BETTER. After you inspect the vent ducting, turn the dryer on and make sure you have forceful air flow coming form the dryer. This will prove that your blower fan is working properly or not. Since you stated that your dryer is not currently heating, the air will be cold, but you should still have some force behind it. If the air flow is weak, you need to clean the duct work INSIDE the dryer. It is important to keep a dryer checked routinely. I recommend once per season (that's 4 times per year). Dryers are the cause of many house fires. These fires are due to lint accumulations inside the unit catching on fire. A little preventive maintenance can prevent significant problems in the future.
Getting to the heating circuit to determine if the components are good or bad is the next step. If your dryer has the lint screen on the top of the unit, you will need to remove the back panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits. If the dryer has the lint screen in the door, you will need to remove the lower kick panel under the door by using a putty knife to release the retaining clips. They will be located along the seam in the front about 2 inches in from each side. You have to remove the entire front panel on some models. This is accomplished by lifting the dryer top and removing the screws that hold the front panel in place.

NOTE: The heating circuit should be troubleshot with the dryer UNPLUGGED. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off. Resistance readings are as follows:

Heating Element (located inside heater box) – remove the two RED leads from the ceramic terminals on the heating element and take a reading across the terminal points. It should read 9 - 13 ohms.

Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) (mounted to the heater box.) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

Hi-Limit Thermostat (mounted to the heater box, closest to the heating element leads) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

If any of the above readings are abnormal, replace the component. NOTE: If the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat is defective it is highly recommended by most manufacturers to replace BOTH components at the same time. They are often sold as a set.


I hope this information is helpful to you. Post back with comments if you have any further questions.

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Dryer turned off keep heating smelled burning looked in dryer is black against rear wall had to unplug to stop heat

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1 Check for 220 Volt at the heater entrance to the heater box (accessible from picking up the top on most dryer models).
If you have 220v there the heater element is out.
2 If you don't have 220v on the terminals of the heater the problem is in the controls.
The fuse link, the timer contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safety thermostat and operating thermostat(s), are all suspect and have to be eliminated 1 by 1.
Hope this helps.
With any luck all you need is a new element. Clean the duct out while replacing the heater if so because the main thing that causes heater element burn out is low air flow. A kinked Dryer vent hose, lint, and plugged up fan circulator on the motor, or if yours has little holes in the inside cabinet where the air is taken to be heated and recirculated, these can get clogged with lint also and cause a problem are the 4 main causes of low air flow..

Hope this helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you and good luck.

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Thanks for your ongoing support,but i resolved the problem by replacing the cut uot which is sold as a set.the store i went to first didnt tell me so i bought the thermostat seperate at first and then had to go back to store to find out that didnt have the set so i had to go to another store bought the set replaced both components the dryer is working fine now so now all i have to worry about is the electric bill thanks again

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No heat on hoover maxi 6 tv20 tumble dryer and have two yellow wires that are no connected to anything

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