Daryer is not heating
The heating circuit of the electric dryer consist of the
following parts. The timer, the heating element, the hi-limit
thermostat, the safety thermostat, the operating thermostat, the
temperature switch and the motor centrifugal switch.
If any of
these parts fail, the dryer will not heat. Now, most people when the
dryer stops heating, replace the heating element or the timer with out
checking to make sure that those parts are bad. Rule number one is,
don't assume that the part is bad with out checking it with a
The first and most important thing you need to do, is
to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet before doing any kind of
work on it. Most parts will need to be checked for continuity and the
dryer must be disconnected from the wall outlet.
Most of the times the part causing the problem is behind the dryer and you can gain access by removing the back panel.
the back panel on the dryer. Disconnect one of the heating element
wires and take a reading between the two terminals on the heating
element. The reading should be between 10 and 50 ohms. If the heating
element is good, check the hi-limit thermostat by removing one of the
wires and checking for continuity. Continuity means, that electricity
could pass through the part that you are checking.
usually blows when there is an obstruction on the exhaust hose, so make
sure that the exhaust hose is not obstructed when replacing the
If the hi-limit thermostat and the heating element
are ok, check the operating thermostat. The operating thermostat is in
charge of maintaining the temperature inside of the drum at about 150
degrees. You will need to check from the two terminals with the red
wires attached on it.
Those where the parts that fail more often
in the Whirlpool electric dryer. The timer, the motor centrifugal
switch, the temperature switch are a little harder to check because
there are may different one. You will need to use your wiring schematic
to see how to check them.
Aug 17, 2010 |
Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer