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The dryer does not get hot at all, no heat on any cycle and how do you take the front bottom panel off to clean lint build up in the bottom of case?

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I have a AEG LAVATHERM 59800 DRYER AND IT IS NOT GETTING HOT NOW AND I HAVE CLEANED THE VENTS BUT STILL THE SAME? ALSO WHEN IT REACHES 0 AFTER A CYCLE IT IS NOT SHUTTING DOWN OFF? CAN YOU HELP?


ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle.

Feb 19, 2015 | AEG Dryers

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Clothes dryer overheats & shuts off. Works fine again after a cool-down period. Any suggestions, for a non-handy woman with few tools and less money for repairs?


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Oct 16, 2014 | Dryers

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DRYER GENERAL ELECTRIC SUPER CAPACITY. APPARENTLY IT IS WORKING BECAUSE IT HEAT BUT THE CLOTHES ARE WET


Hello,

A leading cause of poor drying results in that type of dryer is lint build up in the blower/lint filter housing. That build up will restrict air flow through the dryer causing very long dry times. To repair that the front panel would need to be removed and clean all the lint build up from that housing and blower wheel area.

To remove the front panel DISCONNECT POWER TO THE DRYER, on the bottom of the dryer inside of the door rim will be 2 phillips headed screws,remove those and lift off the top. At the top corners where the front panel connects to the cabinet will be 2 more phillips headed screws remove those and the front panel will pull off and out of the way. With the front panel off the blower housing will be in the lower left side clean lint from it and also the sure to clean all the lint from the lint filter housing which will be attached to the back side of the front panel. In addation to cleaning that area be sure to check and clean the exhaust duct tube as well.


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Oct 13, 2011 | General Electric Dryers

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The dryer still runs and the drum is turning. No heat. Yesterday I did notice the outside of the dryer got very hot for a while.


The thermal cut-off has blown open due to the high-limit thermostat failure to cycle off in order to regulate the heating element temperature as the noticed extreme dryer temperature indicates. These two components are wired in series with the heating element as a safety measure to cut power to the element should the dryer temperature go extremely high like your case.

Disconnect power then make sure the lint filter is clear, the vent system is not restricted, and the inside of the cabinet is clean. A vacuum cleaner may be used to extract lint built up inside the dryer cabinet particularly the bottom. Replacing both the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat is a must but only after the all areas mentioned are cleaned.

Click on the links below for more troubleshooting and repair details.

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Whirlpool and Whirlpool-made Electric Dryers (Without Removable Back Panel) Not Heating

Jun 19, 2011 | Dryers

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Cabrio dryer won't get hot only warm


Clean all lint out of the exhaust vents tubes You will be surprised to see it work again
A moister sensor detects lint build up and shuts the heat off or nearly off at all times

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Dryer 3 cycles to dry a load , lint build up around heating elem


try cleaning ur exhaust vent u may have lint in it an this is causing ur dryer to overheat an kill the flame on the burner......this could be the reason u dont have heat because it shuts off as soon as it fires up

Feb 06, 2010 | Dryers

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The stainlessvent inside the dryer tumbler side gets red hot after running for half a minute causing clothes to burn


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Usually when an electric dryer overheats it's because of a defective cycling thermostat or a clogged vent system. Clean any lint from the internal and external ductwork, and/or replace the cycling thermostat.

Proper air flow is required for the dryer to operate normally. Airflow is interrupted when the door or front panel is open and the heat will gain rapidly. Operate the dryer without the vent connected and if it works normally, then inspect/clean/replace your venting. Make sure you clean the lint filter after every load.

Aug 24, 2009 | Dryers

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The dryer is not dryer the cloths. I think the lint filter is clogged


Your lint fllter should be readily accessible and should be cleaned before each cycle. If this has been building up for a whle, I highly recommend cleaning the interior of the dryer. This requires removing the front panel and vacuuming the lint out of the machine.
Be careful not to touch any of the heating elements with the vac.
Also it is a good idea to clean the exhaust vent periodically. Detach the flex connection from the machine and check that it's not plugged as well. Hope this gets things dryin' again.
Let us know if you need further details.

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Condenser dryer gets hot but cloths not drying and water drainer


Check The Ducting To Make Sure There Is No Obstructions Inside. Find The Outlet Outside Where The Duct Goes And See If Your Getting A lot Of Air. In Some Cases You May Have To Remove The Back Of The Dryer To Remove The Biggest Lint Ball In The World.
This Huge Lint Ball Builds Up Over Time And Quickly For Users Who Do Not Clean The Lint Trap On Every Cycle.

All Of The Above Will Cause The Dryer To Not Be Able To Get Good Air Flow Thus Causing The Machine To Have To Much Back Pressure.

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