My dryer spins, but produces no heat.
ANSWER Hello M. J.,
The first suspect is the exhaust duct. You see, the components inside the unit that control the heat are opened by heat, so an excess of heat inside the cabinet will cause the component failure. The first component to check is the thermal cutout W10480709. If it is bad, be aware that the replacement part comes in a kit with the hi-limit thermostat and it must be changed at the same time the thermal cutout is replaced. The hi-limit thermostat should open before the thermal cutout does, so if the thermal cutout is bad, so is the hi-limit. Of course the cycling thermostat, heating element, centrifical switch in the motor, the timer, and harness are still in the circuit but I'll wager the problem is a bad thermal cutout caused by a crimped, clogged, or excessively long exhaust duct.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, August 01, 2012