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.
The dryer igniter,and flame wont do anything. Doesn't heat up at all.
Answer Hello Lalo. If there is power to the igniter and it does not come on, you will need to replace the igniter. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
Frigidaire Gallery Gas Dryer. Dryer heats and dries but shuts off before the end of it's cycle.
Answer Hello Jack,
Try to clean the sensor bars with alcohol and run unit. This will clean the bars from any film that may be on them from fabric sheets. Also if you are using autodry the unit will shut off when it senses the clothes being dry. You can check your sensor board and bar by doing a restistance check between the 2 red wires of the sensor bar. When you measure resistance you will want to put wet clothes across the sensor bar. If you read open line then replace the sensor bars 5303281135. If you read between 100,000 and 200,000 ohms you would want to replace the sensor control board 134216300.