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Have a front load dryer from lowes. frigidare. does not heat. every thing else seems to be o.k. checked power in o.k. checked fuse located on blower housing by removing two wires from heat overload switch but when i tried to start with jumper dryer would kick on for a second and then cutoff. when i put two wires back on dryer would run but still no heat. any advise

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If object you ckd was black probably was not a fuse but a thermistor which means you have a electronic control dryer..if you look behind lower panel on right side of dryer cabinet you may find a tech sheet with a volt/ohm meter ck resistance on thermisitor correct reading is shown onn schematic i think 50000 ohms any big difference in reading you probably have a bad thermistor if this ckd ok and unit is electronic ckd main control for possible burnt wire on relay termminal

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Check the thermostat and the heating element. those are the main reasons why a dryer will not heat.

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My frigidare affinity dryer is only starting on delicates and touch up, can you tell me why this is happening?


Hi.

If machine runs only in low heath cycles, then there is a problem with timer control, low heath selector, or heating assembly (cycling thermostat).

The first thing to do would be locating the tech sheet. The sheet is tucked inside an envelope located inside the control panel assembly. In the tech sheet you will find instructions to run a diagnostic cycle. The diagnostic cycle will return an error code that will help locating the fault.

With different Frigidaire Affinity dryers you need to press and hold Pause Cancel and SELECT for about ten seconds, then leave, put selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START to run the diagnostic cycle. The procedure for this specific model is described in the tech sheet.

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<span>Instructions</span> Things You'll Need: <ul> <li> <span>Volt meter Continuity meter/tester Ohm meter (gas dryers)</span> </li></ul> <ol> For Gas or Electric Dryers <li> 1 Check the setting on the dryer. It's a simple thing, but sometimes people forget that they turned down the dryer for a delicate load.<br /> </li> <li> 2 Check the fuse box. Electric dryers require 240 vaults to run, which means they have a dual breaker switch. If one of the breakers clicks off, the dryer has enough power to run but not enough to produce heat. You may need to replace the fuse to prevent this from happening again.<br /> </li> <li> 3 Check the outlet with a volt meter. As said earlier, electric dryers require 240 vaults to run. If there is not enough power to the outlet, but the fuses are fine, then there is a problem with the wires in your house. You will need to call an electrician.<br /> </li> <li> 4 Check the thermal fuse. Depending on the type of dryer, this fuse will be located either in the front of back of your dryer. It is usually an inch long and mounted in white plastic. Test the fuse using a continuity meter. If the fuse has been blown, replace it.<br /> </li> <li> 5 For electric dryers, locate the heating element on your dryer and test it for continuity using a continuity meter. If it is not working, you will need to replace it.<br /> </li> Gas Dryers Only <li> 1 Check the igniter using an ohm meter. Disconnect the clear plastic connector (called a molex) that attaches the igniter to the burner circuit. Place the probes of the ohm meter on the contacts. It should be below 100 ohms of resistance. If it is above 100 ohms, replace the igniter.<br /> </li> <li> 2 Using an ohm meter, test the continuity between the two contacts on the flame sensor. If there is no continuity, replace the flame sensor.<br /> </li> <li> 3 If none of the above works and you notice that your dryer starts out hot but finishes cold and/or you hear a chattering sound when running the dryer, then your problem is likely with the coils. There is no test for the coils. Your only option is to replace them to determine if this is the cause.<br /> </li></ol>

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My frigidare affinity dryer is only starting on delicates and touch up, nothing above that


Hi.

If machine runs only in low heath cycles, then there is a problem with timer control, low heath selector, or heating assembly (cycling thermostat).

The first thing to do would be locating the tech sheet. The sheet is tucked inside an envelope located inside the control panel assembly. In the tech sheet you will find instructions to run a diagnostic cycle. The diagnostic cycle will return an error code that will help locating the fault.

With different Frigidaire Affinity dryers you need to press and hold Pause Cancel and SELECT for about ten seconds, then leave, put selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and press START to run the diagnostic cycle. The procedure for this specific model is described in the tech sheet.

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I have a Hotpoint 7Kg TCM570 Aquarius tumble dryer and i have had it about a year. yesterday i put on a small load to dry and when i checked it when it was done and it was still wet when i put it on again...


Hello, Sorry. Your Hotpoint dryer needs a new heating element. See if there a panel that can be removed on the back of this cloths dryer, Some of these GE/Hotpoint will have their heating cartiage in the top of the drying machine, in back low down in the bottom, or the front cover will need to be remove. Before trying to tackle this simple job.....Please unplug tiyr dryer. SAFETY!
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No heat in dryer . the drum turns but there is no heat in dryer. does no dry clothes


Gas or Electric?

Electric - it is possible that the element is burned out. You will have to remove the back for access. Make sure you are disconnected before you test anything..

Gas - is yours a pilot fired or igniter? Pilot - check the thermocouple. Igniter - is it intact?

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Hello there:
f yourdryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is not being supplied withthe proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is gettingto your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, checkthe circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are inthe correct positions. Finally, check to make sure no fuses in yourfuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain why power is notgetting to your dryer.

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Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
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3. Thermal fuse
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Kenmore style dryer - no heat problems:
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Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
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2. Heating element
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3. Thermal fuse
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