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My dryer is not heating up ... only blowing cool air.. i have a whirlpool gold.. i've checked the circuit breaker - dryer vents - what else can i do .. or do i need to call ...

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Ckd element and thermal fuse on top of element most likely suspect is element especially if you have a poor vent system

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check circuit breaker heat is on seperate circuit may run with one circuit then check continuity on element,then limit switches, then timer

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Dryer tumbles,blows cold air no heat,looking for access to fuses,dont know what part of dryer fuses are located


Many times one pole of a double pole breaker may trip allowing the dryer to operate but with no heat. Go to the electric panel and reset the circuit breaker for the dryer. Also check to insure there is air flow at the vent a clogged vent willl prevent clothes from drying

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My dryer still runs but does not heat up (just blows cold air), any idea how to fix? Will it be a thermostat or the heater element itself?


Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

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Kenmore 80 series dryer approx 7 years old not heating anymore. Cleaned the vent pipe using semi-rigid vent tube only three feet to outdoors. Vent on exterior blowing cool air forcefully. It is an...


Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it.
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Drum turns, air blows but element does not heat up. Circuit breaker panel shows one untripped double breaker for dryer. With dryer running can see 120v coming from control and passing thru sensors (1)...


The element will probably show near-zero resistance and be good. You need 220 volts from the breaker pair--check with an AC voltmeter--and at the two slanted blades in the power socket. If only one breaker in the pair is good, it can show your symptoms. Hope this helps!

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Dryer will not heat up


hello. If your dryer doesn't heat, check these: Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected. Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.) Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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Whirlpool lgr7648pq0 gas dryer no longer heating; just blowing air; no exhaust issues;


More than likely you have a burned up heating element. There is a remote possibility that you have a blown circuit breaker or fuse in your house. The blower is wired for and only requires 120 volts but the heater element requires 220 volt service. Usually there are two circuit breakers in your house breaker or fuse panel that provide power for the dryer. One of them may be tripped/blown and the other one may be ok..still on...and providing power to the blower. So...check to make sure there is not a blown fuse or circuit breaker tripped. This is the easy solution if it applies but probably the heating element is bad and will need replacing.

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Whirlpool electric dryer that will not heat up, dryer comes on and turns, but no heat


Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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Dryer not generating heat and drying clothes...


Dear customer,
                We recommend you to do the following checks when your dryer isnt generating heat..
  1. Check for proper air flow
  2. Test the safety fuse
  3. Test the thermostats
  4. Test the centrifugal switch
  5. Test the timer motor
  6. Test the heating element.
Thank you.

May 09, 2009 | Whirlpool LEQ9858P Electric Dryer

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DRYER BLOWING COLD AIR-NOT HEATING UP


i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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