Question about Dryers
Heating element has been checked and is okay. Power is going to all the relays and switches. fuse is good. still element will not heat up.
Is it 220 volt dryer,if so check the plug at the wall and make sure you have 220,the plug runs off 2 circuit breakers at your electric panel,1 breaker may be no good so your only getting 110 volts to the dryer which will run the dryer but not the heating element
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
I'm assuming from the symptoms you posted, that the dryer does run, correct? If so, the fuse box may have checked out, but have you also checked for the correct voltage at the wall receptacle? A dryer will still run, but will not heat, if its missing a portion of the input voltage. The reason is that the drive motor only uses 120VAC to run, while the heating circuits need the full 240VAC service. If you are missing one leg of the input voltage, the dryer will exhibit the symptoms you describe. In addition, depending on when your home was built, some houses use two separate breakers that feed the 240VAC source the dryer needs to run. Have you checked to make sure there isn't more than one breaker that feeds the dryer? If you have checked for the correct voltage, have you also checked the continuity of the power cord to the terminal block? A broken power cord can give the same symptoms.
If the model number is correct, this is a very simple dryer to work on. There are no other switches or relays, other than the door switch and the built in centrifugal switch inside the drive motor. If the door switch were bad the dryer would not run at all. If the centrifugal switch in the motor were bad, the dryer may or may not run (depending on how it is faulted), which may give you the symptoms you describe.
When you checked the components, how did you determine they were good? If you need assistance (just to clarify your measurments), the following two links can give you some tips on how to troubleshoot this problem:
I hope I'm not insulting your itelligence. I ask these simple questions, because they are things that can easily be overlooked. If you need further assistance, please post back and elaborate a bit more on your symptoms, so i can provide you with a more definitive answer. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
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