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ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat:
Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)
Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.
Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,
Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.
Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
on Apr 02, 2015
DPGT750Gc1ww Wont heat up Igniter lights but burner wont light
If it's an HSI (hot surface ignitor) that glows, then usually the ignition control module looks at it's current draw, to assume that it's hot enough to ignite the gas. If the current draw isn't sufficient, then it won't open the gas valve.
If you see it glow, put your volt meter on the gas valve terminals to see if it gets energized. If it doesn't energize before it locks out, then let the HSI cool down to room temp and check the resistance of it. Compare that resistance reading to a new one (one that is worn will have a higher resistance than a new one - more resistance, less current draw!).
on Mar 02, 2015
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