Question about Dryers
You say there's a flame so i'm thinking this is gas,there is no element in a gas dryer just electric.if the flame is liting for only the first 15 to 30 minutes you have bad gas coils located on the top of the gas valve,if the flame lites but goes out to fast you have to clean out the dryer,you need to unplug the dryer,remove the lint filter and then if on your dryer the duct that the lint filter slides into can be removed take it off and clean it,vac out where the motor is and if you have a shop vac blow off the motor,you'll be surprized how much junk comes off the motor,next if you have a long vent line from the back of the dryer to the outside vent,take off the vent line from the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,make sure the outside vent is clear before you blow out the line,i've seen birds nests blow out of the line.you should do this once a year if it's gas so you don't have a fire,your clothes will dry on time and your parts in the dryer will last longer and you'll save money on energy.let me know what you find,next time send the model number
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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If your dryer is not heating, then check if the power cord is plugged into the wall. It may be loose or disconnected. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working. Now, check whether the heating element in your gas dryer is burned out by using an ohm meter to check for continuity. If the continuity is not there then you would need to replace the element. After checking the element, check out the thermal fuse to see if it's burned out. The thermal fuse is attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. It's usually surrounded by a black resin material situated in a housing made of white plastic. If the fuse looks like it's blown, then it needs to be replaced.
Now, check the igniter, there is a plastic connector attaching the igniter to the burner. Disconnect this and place the probes onto the two contacts of the igniter. The meter should read under 100 Ohms of resistance. If the reading is above 100 ohms then igniter is bad. If the igniter passes the test then you need to test continuity on the flame sensor. You should have continuity between the two contacts. If not, then you need to replace the flame sensor. The sensors are usually located close by the igniter so are easily visible. Hope this helps...
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