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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

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What could be causing inside of the drum of my AD55 F&P dryer to very hot?


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
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.

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.


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.

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.

Heating Element Assembly A defective heating element assembly 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 assembly to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

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.
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Sep 28, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel Dryers

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I a have a kenmore 417 dryer that is not heating I followed the steps


Check to see if the electrical coils are glowing or not...... they are located right behind the cloths drum. (sounds as though they are NOT heating up) In order to see these coils...... first, remove all the cloths from the drum. second, while the dryers door is open 7 the drum is empty look all the way to the rear or the metal drum, it has a flat back in which you will notice there are quite a few holes. During the next step you will want to watch these holes as we check to see if the heating coils are lighting up (they will glow like the heating element in your oven... or burners on your stove top as they get hot.... ORANGE IN COLOR IS WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE) Now.... with the dryer drum empty & the door OPEN..... you will find a small pushbutton located somewhere around the outide of the drum opening thats activated (pushed in when you cose the door), depress this little button and hold it IN (this is tricking the dryer into thinking the door is closed... but its not, your holding the button NOT the door.... luckly the dryer isn't smart enough to know this) You must continue to hold the button in till the test is over.... if you let go it will IMMEDIATELLY STOP the dryer! Now, push the start button located on the console like you normally would do so during normal operation (it is recommended that the temperature be set to the HIGHEST SETTING during this test). As the dryer starts and the drum turns.... watch those holes located in the back of the drum! It takes a minute for the coils to get hot enough to glow so give it a few minutes before giving up..... after 3 minutes an ORANGE GLOW should appear through those little holes. The glow you see is the coils getting hot like the element in your oven. If after 3 minutes..... NO ORANGE GLOW can be seen through any of these holes..... the heating element needs to be replaced (this is a common problem & is usually inexpensive to replace..... $15 - $20) Replacement heating elements are available at most appliance stores..... remember to write down the manufacturers name, the dryers model number, and serial # prior to going to the store for a replacement. You MUST provide this information to the dealer for proper replacement parts! Once you've got the new heating element (it will look similar to a really long spring) you'll be Up & Running in No time!!!!) Just follow the instructions which are usually provided by the manfacturer to properly replace the broken element! Hope this helps...... GOOD LUCK!!!!!

May 15, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Kenmore Elite HE3 electric Dryer Heating coils do not get hot, drum turns, controls work. What can be problem


most probably the thermal fuse or the element itself.  make sure you have 220v at outlet.

Jun 24, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer does not get hot


Hi,
There are a number of things that can go wrong on an electric dryer that will make it not heat...

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Mar 31, 2010 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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I have almost the same problem... but I have plenty of heat.


If it's takeing that long and your element (coil) is that hot your exhaust is probablly blocked it will need to be cleaned out.

Oct 05, 2009 | GE DLSR483EE Electric Dryer

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It doesnt throw the flame to dry


The typical gas dryer set up: A thermostat is positioned on the blower housing to judge the drum temp. Next to it is a fuse.cd4488c.jpg If the temp exceeds 350F then that fuse melts and kills the heat but the dryer will still run. When that thermostat wants heat it sends 120 volts to the gas assembly. The gas assembly consists of 2 coils a sensor and an ignitor. The coils work on 120 vac but they are tenderfoots. If anything is running on the same circuit with them they don't cooperate. Enter the big bad ignitor and its cousin, the flame sensor. Both these partners in crime work together to coax them coils into opening. How? The sensor ALLOWS power to the ignitor. When the ignitor is glowing hot as 3 yards of C of C hell then the sensor's bi-metal shuts that glow thingy down. This gives them voltage starved coils a chance to get busy. The surge of power energizes them coils and they yank up the gas gates, the raw gas flows out onto that screaming hot glow thingy and BOOM! Houstion we have ignition!!
As the temp rises inside the drum the control thermostat decides enough is enough and kills power to that gas assembly. The drum continues to rock and roll till the temp cools off and then the control thermostat calls for more heat. So what can go wrong? The flame sensor can die and not put power tot hat ignitor. The ignitor can die too. or both can be ok and the coils work a tad and then get hot and quit.

Aug 21, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer won't get hot


First thing to check is the ignitor underneath the drum. (You have to open the panel to see it) It should glow shortly after the dryer starts, then the flame starts and the ignitor shuts off. If the ignitor does not glow then it or the thermostat is bad. If the ignitor is glowing but the gas does not light then the gas valve coils may have to be replaced. If the gas ignites but does not stay on either the flame sensor or the coils are at fault.

Aug 12, 2009 | Dryers

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Washing Machine Rinse and Spin lights are on


its the problem of drum getting blocked by any clothes getting tucked up.also try to move the drum manually with the machine off.if it makes any noise its the faulty motor.or drum has lost its alignment.it needs to be reseated properly in that case. -------------- The water fill valve - The water fill valve is a mechanical and electrical part, the coils on the valve need electricity to mechanically open the valve to allow the water to flow into the washer....myth....the washer pumps water into itself...no, it does not. The fill valve opens and the house water pressure pushes the water into the washing machine.
No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can test a fill valve live for 120 volts, power to a fill valve coil and no fill = a bad fill valve. You can also test the coils for continuity, no continuity = a bad fill valve. Some Maytag washers have a fuse in the fill valve circuit, if this fuse let go the washer will not fill. Fill valves can also from time to time stick open and not stop filling. If you have to shut off the fill valves to stop the water from filling in the washer, you have a bad fill valve and you will have to replace it.

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Heating coils are not broken and will not turn of


check the capacitor next to the motor it will have 2 wires coming off it this can stop the drum turning

shaun

Feb 02, 2009 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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