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My gas dryer heating but it is taking 3 times longer than it should

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The very first thing to do is clean out all the venting system. Inside and out.
Then check that the flames are igniting and providing good heat to the dryer.

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Gas dryer/ has just started taking long time to dry each load needing multible cycles of time. Is generating some heat, vent is clean, trap iis clean. What is keeping the dryer from heating up?


I suspect your gas valve coils are going out and need to be replaced. They can work when first used but later in the cycle one of them quits.

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My dryer is only blowing cold air


Is this a GAS Dryer? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, and your dryer runs, but does NOT heat, you more than likely have a problem in the heating circuits. Any one of the following could be causing your problem:

1. Heating Element
2. Thermal Cut-Out (TCO)
3. Hi-Limit Thermostat
4. Improper input line voltage
5. Defective power cord.


The following link explains how to troubleshoot and diagnose a no heat problem on an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probably needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this can help you.



NOTE: Repairclinic.com has a repair manual that you can purchase that will help repair any Whirlpool manufactured gas or electric dryer (such as Roper). The part number is 1159257.

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My roper dryer is not heating.


Is this a GAS Dryer? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, and your dryer runs, but does NOT heat, you more than likely have a problem in the heating circuits. Any one of the following could be causing your problem:

1. Heating Element
2. Thermal Cut-Out (TCO)
3. Hi-Limit Thermostat
4. Improper input line voltage
5. Defective power cord. The following link explains how to troubleshoot and diagnose a no heat problem on an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probably needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this can help you. NOTE: Repairclinic.com has a repair manual that you can purchase that will help repair any Whirlpool manufactured gas or electric dryer (such as Roper). The part number is 1159257.

May 13, 2010 | Dryers

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DRYER RUNS BUT NO HEAT


Is this a GAS Dryer? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, If your dryer runs, but does NOT heat, you more than likely have a problem in the heating circuits. Any one of the following could be causing your problem:

1. Heating Element
2. Thermal Cut-Out (TCO)
3. Hi-Limit Thermostat
4. Improper input line voltage
5. Defective power cord. The following link explains how to troubleshoot and diagnose a no heat problem on an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probably needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this can help you.

May 12, 2010 | Dryers

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Is this a GAS Dryer? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, If your dryer runs, but does NOT heat, you more than likely have a problem in the heating circuits. Any one of the following could be causing your problem:

1. Heating Element
2. Thermal Cut-Out (TCO)
3. Hi-Limit Thermostat
4. Improper input line voltage
5. Defective power cord. The following link explains how to troubleshoot and diagnose a no heat problem on an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probably needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Mar 22, 2010 | Dryers

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Electric clothes dryer stopped heating


Is this a GAS Dryer? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, and your dryer runs, but does NOT heat, you more than likely have a problem in the heating circuits. Any one of the following could be causing your problem:

1. Heating Element
2. Thermal Cut-Out (TCO)
3. Hi-Limit Thermostat
4. Improper input line voltage
5. Defective power cord. The following link explains how to troubleshoot and diagnose a no heat problem on an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probably needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Mar 21, 2010 | Dryers

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It's not putting out any heat to dry the clothes.


Is this a GAS Dryer2_bing.gif? Or, an ELECTRIC Dryer?

If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, If your dryer runs, but does NOT heat, you more than likely have a problem in the heating circuits. Any one of the following could be causing your problem:

1. Heating Element
2. Thermal Cut-Out (TCO)
3. Hi-Limit Thermostat
4. Improper input line voltage
5. Defective power cord. The following link explains how to troubleshoot and diagnose a no heat problem on an electric dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat


If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly.

It can take roughly 30 to 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite. If you are expriencing longer ignition times, the igniter probably needs to be replaced.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That's why you typically don't hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Mar 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I have model # eed4300tq0 it takes 3 times longer to dry than it use to. it use to dry in one cycle on high heat,now i have to use high heat 3 times to get completely dry. dryer is only 1 and a half years...


Blocked vent hose . Disconnect the hose from the dryer and dry a load . If dryes ok , check the vent hose and vent . Make sure there is good air blowing out the back .

Aug 08, 2009 | Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer

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Not heating properly, many cycles to dry loads


Check the following to address this issue--


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

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