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Hi Darrell, The link below is about how to trouble shoot and fix your dryer.....I hope this helps.....CHEERS.. http://removeandreplace.com/2013/09/21/fix-clothes-dryer-heating-drying-clothing/ The most common causes for an electric or gas dryer to stop drying or heating is: 1. The dryer lint screen (lint trap) has not been cleaned (poor or restricted airflow). 2. A clogged or kinked (bent) dryer air vent hose (inadequate or no airflow). 3. Drum has stopped turning, broken drum drive belt. 4. Overheated or bad motor (possible thermal overload). 5. Thermal fuse or thermostat (could be caused from dryer air vent hose lint buildup) 6. Heating element burnt out. 7. Loose electrical plug or power socket.
8. Other mechanical issue, fault or malfunction.
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check outthis electric no heat tip...
clothes dryer can go for years without any problems. We come to rely on
our clothes dryer, and we can even begin to take it for granted. Then
one day we attempt to use our clothes dryer and it has no heat to it.
Now we have entered the world of clothes dryer repair, and it is a
world that can get expensive. Before you call out the repairman, try
some troubleshooting tips to see if you can get the heat flowing back
to your dryer again.
One of the easiest fixes for a dryer that will not heat up is cleaning
out the lint trap and cleaning out the lint from the dryer exhaust. The
lint trap should be cleaned out before each usage. Not only does
cleaning the lint trap prevent the possibility of a fire, but a lint
trap that is filled beyond capacity will cause the dryer to not heat
up. If the lint trap is clean, then inspect the exhaust hose and vent
next. If the exhaust hose and vent are cluttered up with lint, then the
dryer will not generate heat. You can use your hand to clean out the
vent, and broom handle to clean out the vent duct in your house. The
flexible hose can be detached and cleaned by hand as well.
A dryer will run on for a very long time, and when the thermal fuse
gives up then there will be no more heat. Finding and replacing the
thermal fuse is not difficult, but in order to do it you will need the
manual for your dryer. Each dryer model is different as far as how to
open up the cabinet, and locate the thermal fuse. You may need to
purchase the thermal fuse online from the manufacturer, or you may be
able to get a universal fuse that fits your dryer from an appliance
repair store. Contact the manufacturer of your dryer to see what kind
of thermal fuse they recommend. Thermal fuses cannot be repaired, they
must be replaced. In most cases it is easy to tell if your thermal fuse
needs replacing as you will see the center of it is burned out.
Another main culprit to a dryer not heating up is the heating element.
According to Repair Clinic.com, the heating element is a coil found in
the back of the dryer that the dryer uses to create heat. The only way
to tell if a heating element is bad is to check the consistency of the
current it generates with an ohm meter. If you are unfamiliar with how
to do this, you can either replace the heating element and assume it is
faulty, or you can have a repair professional test your heating element
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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating
the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows
sometimes it is still not working properly.
Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.
1. Venting Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.
2. Thermostat There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.
3. Heating element A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.
glow bar igniter ... - thermal fuse ( not all models ) ... - coil on the gas valve ... - gas valve ... - thermostats ... - motor heat switch ... - timer ... - selector switch ... - sensor ... All these will cause this problem.
didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.