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2003 Fisher Pascal Dryer. Opened dryer door while running. The dryer would not restart. I checked electrical breaker box, cleaned lint filter, and outside vent. Nothing helped.

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SOURCE: Dryer doesn't heat.

THE FIRST THING TO CHECK IS YOUR POWER. THE OUTLET HAS TWO ANGLED HOLES THAT SHOULD TOTAL 240VOLTS ACROSS THEM. THE L SHAPED HOLE IS THE GROUND AND THERE SHOULD BE 120VOLTS FROM EACH ANGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE. THE DRYER'S MOTOR ONLY RUNS ON 120 VOLTS ( FROM ONE ANLGLED HOLE TO THE L SHAPED HOLE). THE HEATING ELEMENT CIRCUIT RUNS FROM ONE ANGLED HOLE TO THE OTHER(240VOLTS)
THE DRYER WILL RUN BUT NOT HEAT WITH ONE SIDE OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPED.

IF POWER IS O.K., THE NEXT THING TO DO IS PULL THE BACK PANEL OFF OF THE DRYER. THE HEAT ELEMENT IS IN A BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE WITH TWO RED WIRES GOING DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. IF YOU HAVE A METER, CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE TWO WIRES ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER. IF YOU HAVE
240VOLTS THERE, THE HEATER IS BAD. IF NOT, THE ROUND ITEM NEAR THE BOTTOM IS A HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT. IF YOU HAVE 240VOLTS AT THE TWO TERMINALS ON THE THERMOSTAT, IT IS BAD. PART #
279769 COMES WITH THE HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT AND THE THERMAL FUSE FOUND AT THE TOP OF THE HEATER ASSEMBLY. CHECK THE THERMAL FUSE THE SAME WAY.
IF IT IS BAD, YOU WILL SEE 240VOLTS ACROSS IT.

IF ALL THOSE COMPONENTS ARE GOOD, IT COULD BE THE TIMER, TEMP SELECTOR SWITCH, OR THE MOTOR'S CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH. YOU WOULD HAVE TO READ THE WIRING DIAGRAM INSIDE THE CONTROL PANEL TO CHECK THOSE ITEMS.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Working but no heat

it sounds like your heating element is gone bad. there is no heat if they burn out or get corroded

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: My whirlpool duet electric dryer lets so much lint

Hi, You are correct in assuming that this can be dangerous.
It is not uncommon for some lint to "escape". The best ways to protect yourselves is to:
1. Install a metal duct hose from the dryer to the wall, if you have a plastic one. Metal resists better against fire. I would not have a plastic duct. Period.
2. Buy a dryer brush set (Lowe's/similar, ~$15) and use the brushes regularly. There are two in the set; one is a skinny brush and the other about the size of the diameter of the exhaust duct.

  • When you notice any build-up, use the brushes as best you can to keep it moving, and let it blow outside.
  • The larger diameter brush is good for cleaning your new, shiney, metal duct as well as the exhaust cavity of the dryer. (Always unplug the dryer before inserting the brush). The brushes can be used safely in the lint trap area, just don't insert tham any further than you can see them, unless you unplug your dryer. Set a schedule for cleaning your duct, and do it. I clean behind the dryer about every six months or so. More often if I'm missing socks! Clean your exhaust louvers regularly, too. They can stick and restrict flow.
  • Make sure that you eliminate as many kinks, bends and humps as possible in the vent duct from the dryer to the wall outlet. Every turn and bend just traps more debris. Sweep or vacuum behind the dryer regularly. Don't allow lint to build up.
  • The main aim of using the brushes is to get as much out as you can, and stir the remainder up so that it can pass on through to the outside harmlessly.
Best regards. I didn't mean to sound like Fire Marshall Bill.
I'm just W/D

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My dryer is blowing lint out through the vent

this is normal for lint to blown out the ducting because not all the lint will be collected on the lint filter when you remove the filter some lint may fall of down into the duct housing.there is nothing ot worry about

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: F @ P DEGX2 lint trap problem

If you are collecting more on the outside of the house means the lint filter has a tear in it and the lint in being pulled through the tear and pushed out the exhaust. It sounds like you need a new filter but this isn't cheap. If you do it your self it will run about $70 if you get a repair man it will cost about $150.

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: excessive amounts of lint blows out the vent

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