When I try to dry a load of clothes on high heat, the dryer does not heat but does spin. I have made sure the breakers are fully on for the outlet and there has been no change to the gas valve and it is on.
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Re: Dryer spins but does not heat
It sounds like to have a bad igniter. In order for your dryer's gas valve to open,the igniter has to be functioning properly. This is a built in safety feature to prevent gas from flowing without ignition. The igniter is located inside the machine usually under the drum near the gas valve. If you can access the inside look for a glow after you push the start button. If there's no glow, your igniter is bad. I hope this helps.
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Remove and clean the lint filter each time it is used. The filter can be washed with warm soapy water to remove fabric softener residue from the screen.
Check the household fuses and circuit breakers. Most household dryers use two fuses or circuit breakers. It is possible for only one of them to trip and the dryer still tumble, but not heat.
The washer controls may have been improperly set. If the clothes are wetter than normal, coming from the washer, this could be the difficulty. If the gentle speed is selected for a normal load the washer will not spin adequately. High speed or extended spin removes more water from clothing decreasing drying time
A lint filter that is full of lint will restrict airflow and lengthen dry times. To keep your dryer working correctly, clean out the lint folder after each and every use. Check the lint filter for any buildup of fabric softener that will restrict airflow and wash with soapy water to clean. If the filter is damaged then replace it.
There are a lot of parts to this problem: First don't plug it in again or try to restart it...yet, Make sure before you reset the circuit breaker that you unplug the dryer. So now your home should be fine! The dryer is another story... I have answered this problem for others and with other dryers... Please focus on your washer, there should be very little water that remains in your clothes after the wash cycle and the clothes should Definitely not be dripping. Check to see that your spin cycle is working and if necessary run it through the spin cycle again. You may be overloading the washer. Back to the dryer...NO water should EVER drip from a dryer! If you do not wish to call a service person I would wait about 1 1/2 weeks for the dryer to dry itself and give the dryer another try after that and set it for Air dry only (no heat) if you don't have a problem at that point then stop the dryer and set it for a low heat cycle and try again. I think at that point you should be OK? If you do have problems.. you will have to call in a service person. But please remember clothes should be quite dry coming from the washer before going into the dryer.
2 things are needed to dry clothes. 1 is good air flow. Check to make sure that the dryer vent is not clogged or partially clogged with lint. Also make sure there are no kinks in the vent hose. With the dryer running you should feel good air flow blowing out of the outside house vent. The 2nd thing a dryer needs heat. Check to see that the dryer feels warm to hot when you reach in to tough the clothes. It is possible that the heat element has partially failed. Another thing to investigate is how well the laundry machine is spinning out the water in the spin cycle. This spin cycle is used to get as much water out as possible prior to placing the clothes in the dryer. The wetter the clothes when they come out of the laundry, the longer it takes to dry them.
What is the setting on for example towels,check lint trap in back when dryer turns does the back of drum turn red,look through door and watch. If you still don't feel heat its the coil,It should be under warrenty.
Hello Could be sevral things the motor that sopins the dryer and the control are 110 volt the heal element is 220 volt if you blew half the breaker you can get spin and no heat. If it is not the breaker it could be a bad element or a senso which would require a repairman
Since you say the vent is clear, Make sure that the lint filter is cleared before each load. Make sure the door shuts close and is reasonably sealed. If the dryer draws air past the door, it is not fully drawing heat from the element or burner. Also make sure the washer is doing it's job in the spin cycle. It takes much longer to dry fabrics that are still soppy wet. You might try resetting the washer in the spin cycle to further evacuate the water from the clothes before placing in the dryer. See if that makes a difference. Maybe the washer spin is just being lazy. If it's a top loader it may have a loose belt causing the problem.
restriction in your vent check it from the back of the dryer it must be 4 inches in dia and clear get a flashlight and look behind the dryer see if its mashed coiled or folded check the dryer hood make sure if there is a bird screen on it its clear easy way to tell if vent is at fault disconnect from dryer and do a load then let me know