Question about Danby DCD5505W Electric Dryer
I have a two year old Danby DCD5505W front load dryer that all of a sudden stopped drying clothes. Everything seems to functioning properly except the heat. Could this be the heating element or...??? The owner's manual is very vague, so I've had no luck there. Thanks in advance for any assistance on this issue.
Same model, same problem - we've had the unit for almost 2 years. But it looks like we solved the problem just now:
After unplugging the unit, we opened up the back and there is a little red button mounted on a black plastic box that's wired to the unit. It's a reset button - we pushed it, and the heat is back on! I hope this solution helps.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:
Power from the house
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008
Wow - I'm so glad I did a google search and found this solution. I was ready to get a new dryer! Pressing that little red button solved my dryer issue!
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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