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Will not heat up??

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.

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  • jsosa99 Nov 15, 2008

    we R HAVING IT LOOKED @ WEDNESDAY - C HOW IT GOES.

  • mellw Nov 16, 2008

    Please post how the repair goes , as mine dryer has stopped drying also. The same happened to another Danby dryer in a rental unit next door last week. If it is a fuse, can you buy a thermal fuse and is it easy to replace, same for heating element?
    Thanks
    Mel



  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    same issue, but this solved my problem.  all about the red button.

  • jbm247 Jan 15, 2009

    does not heat up. when i firt used it on instruction it need it to be program, i lost hand book.

  • bikeride Jan 27, 2009

    dryer works but it only heatup to about 89deg.

  • mellw May 11, 2010

    Pressing the red button totally worked, thank-you. You just saved me about $400
    yee-ha!



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Hi,
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.

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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
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
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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Thank you,
Dave E. (Illeagle)

"Your satisfaction is my personal reward"

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • lsandaklie Oct 17, 2010

    Thank you very much for your help. You saved me lots of money. I was considering bying a new dryer.

    Best,

    L.

  • tgwbs Jul 18, 2011

    I have been reseting the little red button for the last few months and now it only resets for a day or so. I figure there is something else going on. Does this sound like the thermal fuse is blown?

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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!

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