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Dryer spins but will not heat. Checked the vent and discovered a dryer sheet plugging it. I removed it and still have no heat coming from the dryer.

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Check the thremal cutoff switch, this is located close to the heating element and when your dryer overheats it will usually blow this

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remove the bottom panel there should be a tech sheet taped to it and it will tell you how to get it into diagnostics,have you checked the simple things like cleaning the vent line and the duct where the lint filter slides into?alot of problems start from the dryer not getting cleaned out regularly,an easy thing to check is just remove the vent line from the back and run it,if it runs good you know the line is clogged,all a dryer does is spin the clothes,heat up and move air if the air isn't moving it won't dry the clothes.these machines have 1 to a few computer boards in them so whithout any error codes or being there to see it you can't just give an answer that will fix this,check around for the tech sheet or google your model number to find out how to put it into diagnostics and check and clean out the dryer and vent line and go from there.

Oct 26, 2017 | Whirlpool WED9750WW Electric Dryers

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Admiral dryer

If its a gas dryer your dryer vent might be plugged up.

That would be the first thing I'd check if it were me and if this is a gas dryer.

Aug 21, 2013 | Dryers

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Dryer spins, but no heat. vent is not plugged. when dryer spins only cold air from the vent


If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Dec 11, 2010 | Dryers

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Starter on dryer does not start dryer and no heat

Hello and welcome to Fixya,

have you checked the manual reset hi-limit cut-out at the back of the dryer ? It`s located on the back panel about 1/2 to 3/4 the way down and will look like a small round black rubber button. Push it to see if it "clicks" and then try your dryer.

**What to look for if it`s tripped...

1) Plugged venting - make sure your venting is clean and clear of lint or un-obstructed where it exhaust`s outdoors.

2) Plugged lint screen - ( part # 8061812 ) This is especially relevant if one uses fabric/static sheets as they contain wax...especially lesser name brand sheets. You can clean the lint screen by removing it from the door and with some mild soap and hot/warm water wash old toothbrush works well for cleaning it. Careful not to rip the fine screen.

3) The blower wheel/fan impeller ( part # 8055200 ) attached to the front of the motor which moves the air through and over the clothes in the drum may be loose, broken or covered in lint, hence causing the hi-limit to trip.

4) A faulty heating element ( part # 8063808 ) can also cause the hi-limit to trip as well. If the element is shorted to the casing it will not cycle "off" via the 115°C (part # 8008807 ) cycling thermostat, thus cycling off via the hi-limit 150°C ( part # 8008487 ).

Let me know how that works or if you`ve already tried that. If it is tripped, resetting it may only temporarily resolve your problem since it is usually tripped due to venting or heater issues.

good luck.

macmarkus :)

May 11, 2010 | Asko T700 Electric Commercial Dryer

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I have a kenmore electric dryer model #110.63032102 and have to send our clothes through twice before they dry.

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

If your are sure the dryer is heating then there are a few things you muct check.

1. First of all remove the lint filter.
a. Inspect all of the air passages around the lint filter for lint build up.
CLEAN with a vacuum and crevice tool
b. Wash the lint filter with vinegar and water then soap and water. If you have been using dryer sheets in the dryer the material fromthe fabric softener sheets cakes onto the filter. The filter appears clean but will not allow good air flow through the dryer.
c. Remove the vent ducting from the back of the dryer. Clean out all of the ducting inside the dryer that you can reach. If you have to use a folded wire coat hanger to remove the lint in the dryer along witht he crevice tool.
d. Continue to clean the exit ducting on the house side of the ducting all the way to the wall exit. Go outside inspect and clean the vent flapper on the outside of the house.
e. After doing all of steps a - d above. While the vent is disconnected from the dryer start the dryer and check for a strong HOT air flow from the dryer vent exit hole. If there is not a strong HOT air flow there is still a problem with lint build up or the blower fan impeller is loose / broken on the motor output shaft.

Everything listed above assumes that the dryer is still heating. If the dryer is not heating then respond here and we can go from there.

Diagrams of your dryer can be found here:!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.63032102+&=part+number&pathTaken=partSearch

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Apr 14, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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My Kenmore 600 is not even 2 years old. It spins and appears to have heat but the clothes do not dry. I cleaned a ton of lint from the flex pipe/elbow joint in the rear of the dryer but this has not...

You are on the right track by cleaning the vent elbow.

Also check:

The entire vent line to the outside diverter (the little thing that looks like a hood). Depending on your dwelling, the vent line can also become obstructed with lint and sometimes other things like bird's nests, especially near the discharge outlet. This can happen when the flapper valve at the outlet sticks.

Make sure the lint screen is always kept clean

Another thing to try - empty the dryer and pull it away from the wall until you can get behind it. Disconnect the vent line and turn the dryer on air only. The air velocity coming out of the dryer air exhaust line should feel pretty strong. If it doesn't, the fan could be full of lint as well or there could be an issue with the exhaust fan itself. If the fan is plugged or bad, the back of the dryer will have to be removed and the fan checked.

The dryer should not be overloaded and be sure the clothes being dried aren't too wet (possibly indicating a washer spin cycle issue).

Jan 01, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Dryer heats for 10 minutes and turns off

Turn the dryer on, go out to the where the vent exits the house. Feel the air coming out, and it should blow very strong, and for the total diameter of the discharge. If it doesn't, the vent pipe is plugged, or the connection hose from wall to dryer is crimped/collapsed when pushed back to the wall.

Also make sure lint filter is clean, and the grill inside the dryer where hot air enters is clear.

Reply back your findings and I can help you more.

Jan 29, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer problems

Check your the complete venting system. Turn the dryer on and feel the back vent to see if you have any heat at all. If not could be a valve issue or thermostat problem. On newer dryers they have glow plugs, so no pilot light.

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Jun 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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