Question about KitchenAid Dryers

Open Question

KITCHENAID DRYER KEYS677EQ0

The dryer stopped getting hot. I have checked the easy things - air flow through vent, breakers, lint trap and all appear to be fine. When turn on there is no heat whatsoever inside the drum. The dryer is 12 years old - what is most likely problem if no longer heats?

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

catriver
  • 878 Answers

SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II: No heat

didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.7152136.jpg

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

  • 8 Answers

SOURCE: Need to clean out lint trap

No, the lint basket/grid does not remove from front panel. This is what drives me nuts about this dryer......the worst lint catch design on any dryer I've used. I have purchased several vac attachments to get down in there, but every so often I take it apart.
You have to remove the bottom lower front panel of the dryer. It's not extremely difficult, just time consuming. I copied and pasted how to do so below thanks to a poster from another site, as I'm not so good at explaining these things in writing.
" Unplug the dryer. Remove the two screws that connect the front panel to the lint trap housing.

- Open the upper cabinet dryer and unscrew the four screws that span across the rear of the control panel.  

- Move the control panel up and be aware that you will have to detach at least one electrical connector to get the panel out of the way (This will allow you to swing the control panel to the left).

- Remove the five srews located across the top of the bottom panel (Previously hidden by the control panel). 

- Swing the top of the panel out and gently pull up to remove the bottom of the panel from the brackets. 

- Unhook the yellow moisture sensor harness 2 wire electrical connector on the lower right side which will allow you to swing the panel to the left. " 


You can download the Service manual online. It has the photo's to show you how. Not sure if this site has it but some other sites do. If you type in the model # + service manual in a search  it should bring up several sites to get it. You may have to pay for it. I ordered one soon after buying the dryer.....you never know when you may need it and being able to order the parts and fix it yourself saves a bundle, especially when it's one small little $5.00 part that could cost $100 or more on a service call. The electrical connections inside the front panel and on the digital console are not difficult to remove at all. I wrote on the inside panels w/ a marker as I removed them the first time I opened it as to how they hook back up. You can also take pics as you go w/ a digital camera if you have one. The 3 plug in connectors on the logic board are 3 different sizes, so they only can go back in one way.
I just got finished putting mine all back together last night.......I had a chewed sensor harness thanks to a chilly tree rat thinking my dryer vent on the roof looked like a toasty place to keep warm.....not realizing he'd fall 20ft straight down w/ nowhere to go but into dryer doing some damage trying to get out.
Anyway, sorry if I wasn't very clear on things, as I said I'm not to good explaining these things in writing, but the service manual is a must.
Good luck and take care, Teresa ; )

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

tbirdfan1
  • 3051 Answers

SOURCE: My dryer runs but has no heat. I have replaced the

Hello there :
There are severaol things that could cause this to happen
Things to check are :
- house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.
I know that you have checked the thermal fuse so you dont have to worry about this.ok

Hope thatthis is very helpful

Best regards Michael


Posted on Dec 23, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Ge Adora Dryer, Worked great.

the dryer during its cycle squeaks and rumbles it sounds like some thing is not right.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

apart4u
  • 213 Answers

SOURCE: dryer not heating

Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail (meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) that might need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can trip out or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehave programs that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcode showing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also be the fault.



Free tumble dryer repair videos


We have a Free full video library on appliance repair video’s

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

  • 1382 Answers

SOURCE: LG DLG2532 dryer not heating up

Hi, Make sure you check these to fix the problem.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Takes about 4 hours to dry any load. Have tried different settings. Husband cleaned lint traps, hoses, etc. Gas turns on and shuts off about every couple of minutes. Any ideasa?


Most likely problem is the exhaust is plugged. Lint build up and eventually restricted the humid exhaust air.

To test for this locate the exhaust vent where it exits the house. With the dryer running feel for the air flow. It should be similar to the flow you feel from hair dryer.

Second test is to light load the dryer setting the heat to high and after several minutes of operation open the door and confirm the clothes are hot to the touch.

Hot clothes and no air flow for ever to dry!!

  1. Remove hose from wall connection. Confirm vent hose not plugged by running dryer. Very dusty process. If no air step 2.
  2. Remove vent hose from back of dryer. Confirm air flow from dryer. Very dusty process. No air step 3.
  3. Service dryer blower likely plugged with lint. If dryer basket turns I would assume blower is also turning connected by drive belt. The blockage internal to dryer.
  4. So if not 1,2 or 3 than blocked vent hose to the outside . Suggest using a vacuum hose to carefully try to retrieve lint build up. Lets hope that it is not a roof vent because it would really suck trying to pull the blockage out. And unless your Santa roof tops are dangerous places to play.
  5. Well at least at this point we know why the clothes are not getting dry. What ever you do do not breach the venting in the walls. Moisture will build up along with the lint and create havic with mold!!!
  6. Call your husband

26044146-iw0uppkrtuaby0cw3enjxd1j-2-2.jpg

26044146-iw0uppkrtuaby0cw3enjxd1j-2-5.jpg Not to sure about the leaf blower, Might work?
Dryer Vent Cleaning Quick Easy Trick

Jan 08, 2016 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

3 Answers

Dryer gets warm but not hot. Takes much longer than used to.


A lot of times when this happens, the are vent is plugged up, had one that did this and come to find out it was plugged up so bad it stopped getting hot. hope this helps.

Dec 01, 2015 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer runs but no heat this is a gas dryer


Hi there,

Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following -
1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place.

2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes. Post comments for further help or information.....

Good Luck!!

Thanks for using FixYa!!

Jan 25, 2011 | Whirlpool LGR3624JQ Gas Dryer

1 Answer

MDG850 Gas Dryer: will not get hot


Hi there,

Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following -
1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place.
2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes.
Post comments for further help or information.....
Good Luck!!

Thanks for using FixYa!!

Sep 09, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MDG8400AW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Takes to long to dry clothes


Check your lint trap and piping. Make sure that no lint is clogged in the lint trap all the way to out side. This is a pretty common issue.

Jan 01, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER642A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Gas dryer quit heating


Hi there,

Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following -
1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place.
2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes. Post comments for further help or information.....

Good Luck!!

Thanks for using FixYa!!

Nov 01, 2009 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

5 Answers

DRYER TAKES LONGER TO DRY


you could have restricted airflow from the lint screen not being cleaned, a bad blower wheel, or a bad thermostat. take the vent hose off the back and check to see if the air flows out the dryer with good force, if so your vent is probably clogged or not open in the wall. the vent hose may also be picned off from puching the dryer back to far.

Sep 17, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

THE DRYER IS NOT DRYING THE WASH, CAN I FIX IT MYSELF?


Two easy things to check and fix, even if you are not handy with tools, is the lint filter and the air flow discharge.

If the lint filter isn't emptied after every load, it will diminish the dryer's ability to dry clothes which means higher costs in electricity and / or gas.

Also, the air flow discharge hose attached to the rear of the dryer with a clamp that can be loosened with a screw driver can fill up with lint and reduce or stop air flow; also diminishes the dryer's ability to dry the clothes.

Besides making it more expensive to dry a load of clothes, lint build-up in the lint trap and / or the discharge vent is a serious fire hazard.

Aug 03, 2009 | Zanussi TD4212W Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer shuts off on E-1 code..Lint trap has been cleaned as well as vent hose and vent riser to outside.


Check for brisk air flow at outlet of vent hose (hose disconnected). If weak, remove lint screen and retry. If now has brisk flow, clean screen in hot water and detergent.

Aug 01, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer turns, heats up but won't dry


check the outside of your house to see how strong the blowing is if it's weak then it's in the vent tube

Jan 25, 2009 | Bosch Nexxt WTMC3321US Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...