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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.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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Why is my tumble dryer hot on a low setting


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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Feb 14, 2015 | Dryers

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White knight tumble dryer cl847 not heating


-Possibly one of the heater element blow out.
-Timer switch assembly stuck in low position.

Good luck

Mai

Nov 21, 2013 | Dryers

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White knight tumble dryer not drying clothes. element is still hot. what is the problem?


How to Replace A White Knight Tumble Dryer Heating Element Heater and Thermostat

For a full list of appliance Video Repair help see our video section
White knight tumble dryer not heating this video show you how to change and fit a new heating element and thermostats can be used on Ariston, Electrolux, Ignis, Neutral, Tricity Bendix, Whirlpool,
Here is the element in this video
For all you tumble dryer spare parts click here

The easiest way to find you part is put your model number into our search bar at http://www.apart4u.co.uk/ TEL 08455218000
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Mar 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer does not get hot, already changed the heating eliment


this might help
How to Replace A White Knight Tumble Dryer Heating Element Heater and Thermostat

For a full list of appliance Video Repair help see our video section
White knight tumble dryer not heating this video show you how to change and fit a new heating element and thermostats can be used on Ariston, Electrolux, Ignis, Neutral, Tricity Bendix, Whirlpool,
Here is the element in this video
For all you tumble dryer spare parts click here

The easiest way to find you part is put your model number into our search bar at http://www.apart4u.co.uk/ TEL 08455218000
http://www.apart4u.co.uk/news/category/questions-and-answers/diagrams/

Feb 15, 2010 | Dryers

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Tumble dryer not getting hot


Likely to be a thermostat or heater element problem.
These are located at the rear of the dryer, behind a removeable cover, but you will need a test meter to check them out.
Hope this helps.

Dec 15, 2009 | Hotpoint Dryers

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I have a hotpoint aquarius condenser tumble dryer


This sounds like the thermostats or heater

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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail(meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) thatmight need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can tripout or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehaveprograms that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcodeshowing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also bethe fault.



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Not getting hot


Sounds like the heating element has broke. If it spins and doesnt produce heat its best to call someone out, or buy a new one. If nothing works, check fuses and connections

Apr 13, 2009 | Dryers

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No heat from tumble dryer


Start checking the thermal fuse.

You need to have the heaitng element tested, that is the most common cause for no heating on electric dryers.

Check also if the fanb is working.

This seller has replacements and diagrams for most models, try entering model number
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Jan 06, 2009 | Dryers

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No hot air from my tumble dryer


Hi.
You do not state whether it is a condenser or vented dryer.
the most obvious reasn for no heat is element and/or stats..
The only way to confirm which it is-- is to meter them out with a multi meter..
If you have one then set it on the ohms range and test the components for continuity, you should get full scale deflection if they are o/k.
You must disconnect the wires to the components, or you will get a false reading, and needless to say, have the m/c unplugged.

If all test o/k then the problem could be with the timer and or control unit, or the heater relay if it has one.Unknown to me as I do not know your model number.
If it is a condenser dryer, make sure all filters are clear, air intake and outlet vents clear, water container empty .
Plz rate my solution
Thanks

Dec 29, 2008 | Dryers

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No heat to tumble dryer


Check the thermal disc with an OHM meter. One will be next to the heat element (high limit) and another on the air exhaust area which is the low limit.

Dec 16, 2008 | Dryers

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