Question about Dryers
Most of the time not heating is cause by a lack of power in the circuit. Most of these problems cannot be checked visually. First thing you can do is try turning off your circuit breaker at the circuit breaker box (should be a 30A double breaker) For most everything else, you will need a volt meter, continuity tester, multi-meter, etc to get very far. If you have a friend with one or you can even pick up cheap one's at electronic and hardware stores. THE FIRST THING TO DO IS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER. The element is not the only thing that can go bad on one of these dryers and cause it not to heat. On the lower right hand side of your dryer (where you checked your element) there are other wires that plug into connecters on the side of it. One set will go to your thermistat, one set is for you high limit fuse and one goes to the element itself. Check for continuity across each of these. If one reads open, replace it. Also if you come back slightly towards the front of the machine and a bit to the left, you will see a white piece of plastic with two blue wires going into it. This is your thermal fuse. Check for continuity on it as well. If these are still testing ok, the last check is to eliminate a bad wall outlet or power cord. YOU WILL BE DEALING WITH POTENTIALLY LEATHAL VOLTAGES ON THIS TEST, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING WITH YOUR BARE FINGERS. Remove the panel that covers abover where the cord goes into your dryer. You should see 3 brass colored screws. Set your voltmeter to VAC. Plug the dryer back in. Using ONLY your test leads, touch them to the two farthest apart screws. You should see a reading of 240 VAC. Measuring between the middle and either of the ouside screws you should see 120 VAC. If you still are having problems, drop me a message back.
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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.
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