we have been running this machine using the timed dry setting for extended periods of time (min 1 hr on reg dry setting, the hottest available). We've been running 4 or 6 loads consecutively each day for the last week. I went to dry another load and now the dryer isn't heating. I've checked the lint trap and have disconnected the vent to verify that a blockage isn't the problem. All venting is clear, no blockage from lint present. Is it possible to have burned out the heating element on this old dryer? Are there any high limit or thermal cutout controls or internal breakers that may have tripped to prevent overheating?
ANSWER Hello Billie. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You will need to check the blower wheel on the unit and see if it is clogged on the unit. If so, it prevents air movement. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, May 06, 2013