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Dryer doesnt't heat at times. filter and ducts clean .

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It is probably a faulty temperature switch, but i would check the outlet and wiring in the house first to prevent a possible fire hazard.

  • if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
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Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line?if the dryer can't move the air the heat will stay in th dryer and the heat won't run for long because the dryer is hot and up to temp.you should clean out the lint filter duct,the cabinet where the motor is and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower.i've seen dryers catch fire if they haven't been cleaned out.this is the prblem most of the time,people start changing parts and all it is is lint blocking the vent line or the duct that the lint filter slides into is blocked with lint.start here and see what happens

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make sure the lint filter duct is clean,you can remove the back panel if the filter is on top and remove the duct to clean it or if the filter is up front pop off the bottom panel,remove the filter and remove the duct,also if the vent line is long remove it from the back of dryer and stick a leaf blower in it and blow it to the outside,make sure there isn't a cage or anything blocking the outside hood,if there is remove what's there,also if this is a gas dryer you could have bad gas coils located on top of the gas valve,when the coils start to fail they will let the gas in until they heat up and then after around 15 to 30 minutes no more heat until they cool down again,you can run the dryer next time you use it and after 15 or 20 minutes remove the bottom panel or if filter is on top thee should be a cover on front panel,look at the ignitor,if it glows but no flame you have bad gas coils,hope this helps and next time send the full model number off of the machine you're having problems with

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Try to reset the thermal cutoff, but should be no reason why it should have tripped.
The actual operating procedure is
The air enters the body of the dryer through the large opening in front of the dryer
Then the air is sucked past the heating element and into the tumbler. (the tumbler is the large bin holding your clothes).
Then after the air has circulated around the clothes, it enters the door and is directed down through the lint screen. (this catches lint from the drying process... some clothes producte more lint (such as towels) than others (such as panties) because the weave is more coarse.
Then the air passes through a duct in the front of the dryer (after the lint filter) and into the fan.
The fan forces the air into the duct leading out the back of the dryer, at which point it exits your house.
It is extremely difficult to tell you the problem without being there to eliminate any one of several things that could be the problem. First, when you have the dryer turned on and have the heat setting set to cottons, is there ANY heat at all? If you feel the door, and there is SOME heat but there is not much heat on the clothes when you feel them, the intake opening in front of the dryer is probably in need of cleaning.

While you should always clean your lint filter after each use of your dryer, you should also periodically clean the intake at least once every six months. If you do not, the air intake is eventually restricted and the drying efficiency of the drye is affected. Consult your owner's manual for the exact location of the air intake.

IF THE INTAKE IS CLEAN and clear of obstruction, and there is still not enough heat to dry the clothes, but the door feels warm when dryer is operating. Then this would imply that the exhaust duct needs cleaned out. This is something that definitely needs done periodically to prevent fire. The exhaust duct collects additional lint that the lint filter misses. While this is a small amount of lint, over a period of time, this builds up on the inside of the exhaust duct and prevents the flow of the exhaust which reduces the heated air flow around the clothes in the tumbler. This results in the air not flowing and not becoming warm enough to dry the clothes efficiently.

IF THERE IS NO HEAT AT ALL: Then there is a likelihood that the heater itself needs replacement. This is a costly repair and you will be wise to invest in another dryer instead.

The working process of your clothes dryer is a relatively simple machine. It brings in air, heats the air, flows the air through the tumber where the clothes tumble loosely with the heated air circulating around them, then the air passes through the lint filter as it exits out your home. The lint filter is necessary because those tiny pieces of fabric (lint) can collect in your exhaust duct and catch fire. This is the major cause of dryer fires. This is why you should also periodically clean out your exhaust duct. Even though you have a lint filter, the lint filter does NOT catch all the lint and lint will eventually coat the interior walls of the exhaust duct.

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Hi!!

Have you cleaned the filter and the exhaust duct??

Lint plugs therm up, the heat sensor shuts off heating element thinking it is hot enough. Result: Clothes not getting dry.

Unplug duct and clean it, also clean the exahust passage of dryer. (where duct hooks to dryer)

Click below if this was helpful, Good luck.

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