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My basement recently flooded. Now my electric dryer runs but doesn't heat up. I checked the thermal fuse, t-stat's. and heating element. All checked out okay. I also checked each side of the outlet. Had 117 volts on each side. I didn't check the temp. selector switch. Not sure how to check it.

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The centrifugal start switch on you motor may be corroded and not flipping over to the run windings and closing the circuit to the element. Does the dryer run for over 5 minutes without the motor thermally overloading?

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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem


Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.




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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.


Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.


Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor



Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.


Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is
defective.


Timer
The timer is normally not at fault if the
dryer doesn\'t heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they
end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this
troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Dryers

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I have a Whirlpool electric dryer M/ WEP5300o that will not heat. I have replaced the Cycling Thermostat, High limit thermostat, Thermal fuse and heating element. It still doesn't heat. There are


If you have fuses on your electric panel it normally uses 2 fuses, 1 for electric power 1 for heat. The same may be true on the circuit board panel check this to eliminate this possibility

Feb 02, 2013 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Kemnore 80 electric dryer: dryer spins, light works, heat does not work...used multitester on ohm setting to test for continuity on coil and thermal fuse...both seemed to be fine...back to square zero


Hello,

In addation to testing the element and thermalfuse what ya need to check is both of the thermostats that are on left side of teh housing where the heat element fits into,both of those should have zero ohms resistiance,also should check the cycling t-stat there where the thermal fuse (in the blower housing) be sure to not confuse the thermal fuse which is the blower housing with the thermal cutoff which is on the heater housing that and the high limit t-stat are the ones in the heater housing and are the most likely things making the dryer not heat.

If all above checks to be good, the timer, or the motor is whats wrong causing it to not heat.


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Sep 20, 2011 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Electric dryer spins no heat, replaced heater element and high limit thermostat, tested thermal fuse and it does have 0 ohms, thermistor reads ~50 ohms.


in addation to checking the high limit t-stat have you checked the thermal cut off (the small t-stat) on the heater housing where the element fits into, the high limit t-stat and the thermal cut off BOTH shoud have 0 ohms (the thermal fuse is in the blower housing) the cut off is on the heater box, if you have checked those to be good, check that the heat relay on the control board is closing and sending power to the element, if not replace the control, if all above are good then the motor switch is bad and not sending power to the element(thats a built in safety feature so the dry would never heat when the motor isnt running)the element of course heats only when 240 volts ac is to the element ,120vac from the relay on control through the high limit t-stat then through the thermal cut off finally to the element and 120vac from the motor switch for a comined 240 vac

Jul 20, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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My dryer runs but is not heating up. I am looking at the heating element and it does nt look bad. What else can it be?


Thermostats or thermal fuse more than likely. Use an ohm meter to check the continuity across t stats and thermal fuses. Get a cheap ohmeter at any hardware for around $12

Mar 24, 2011 | Amana NED7200TW Electric Dryer

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MY ROPER DRYER QUIT HEATING STILLS WORKS NO HEAT


The thermal cut-off , which is the small t-stat looking piece located at the top of the element housing ( on vertical mount elements ) or the far front of the element housing ( on horizontal mount elements ) , is usually the cause for no heat .

Aug 02, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer stop heating because of flood. motor still runs but theres no heat


It doesn't say, but if it is an electric dryer, check for a blown thermal fuse and faulty heating element. Both components can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity indicates a faulty component. The thermal fuse is about an inch long and is inside the rear of the dryer, usually attached to or near the exhaust duct. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

Sep 01, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer won't run.


First, there is an excellent chance you have some kind of flood damage insurance.  It may pay for part of the repair.  You did not tell us what is not working but I'll guess it is the motor.  On many models, there is a switch on the motor which will not allow the elements to heat unless the motor is powered and running.

Dec 19, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer runs but won't heat


did you check the thermo stats for contiuity, very common issue would be a bl;own thermal fuse (2 inch white fuse)located behid the rear panel

Nov 16, 2008 | Whirlpool LEB6200 Electric Dryer

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