My dryer heats up and the drum turns but it will not dry the clothes on the first cycle it takes two or three times to dry the clothes. It seems like it is going to the cool down step too soon. Thank you!
You will first want to check the venting of your unit. If the vent is clogged it will take longer periods of time to dry the clothes due to the moisture has no path to escape. If the venting checks ok then it sounds like the cycling thermostat may be faulty and need to be replaced.
Dryer will not heat up ,will dry clothes after a few cycles,barely gets warm though.
You will want to check to make sure that the venting from the blower wheel to the outside of the home is clear. If the venting is restricted it will cause the cycling thermostat to open too rapidly not allowing the unit to heat properly.
Gibson Heavy Duty - antique :-) Belt broke, called repairman. Had a hard time getting cover off finally jerked it off. Right knob "Regular, Low and Airfluff....has red wires behind it. Turned it on after he put belt on, drum turned, but no heat on "Regular" . there is heat on low and airfluff is just that, airfluff. What part do I need? From looking at the Service Data sheet (and yes, I still have that). It could be the regular Heat Thermostat. No problem with the switch, just not heating on Regular.
When I have it on Low, I usually have the left switch on "Dry Time".
Based on the description, it does sound like this is going to be a bad regular thermostat. You will want to double check all the wiring. Unfortunately the thermostats on unit have been discontinued with no manufacturer replacement.