I was drying clothes and put the next load in which was big bath towels when I pushed the start button it sounded like it wasn't trying to start but couldnt pushed it again and I could smell burning now no sound at all but the burning smell. please help
You will want to check to make sure that the tub is rotating freely and check the belt. If the drum will not turn by hand then the issue would most likely be the bearing on the drum seized up. It is also possible that the motor has failed or something caught in the blower wheel.
What could cause my electric dryer to run too hot?
Answer Hello Douglas,
This can be caused by a heating element shorted to ground, a stuck thermostat, or a relay/timer issue.
I have a Frigidaire Affinity dryer model # FAQE7017KR0.
At the moment the dryer runs fine except it has no heat. What could cause this to happen? Thanks for the help in advance.
Answer Hello Brian. 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 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
My son said dryer won't work, runs but won't get hot . I said reset the breaker dryer started working. We just had a thunderstorm, breaker is working, dryer runs but no heat. Do I just install a thermal device same as a fuse or could it be something else ?
Answer Bobby, The thermal device/fuse is in the motor circuit. If it were at fault the motor wouldn't start or run, so that's not it. If you're sure you have 220 VAC to the dryer then you will need to check the control board 134208151 for a faulty heater relay, check for a broken heater element 131553900 or wire to the element assembly, or thermostat 3204267.
This dryer is overheating. As soon as it is turned on it gets very hot. Sometimes your can smell the clothes burning and in the back of the unit you can see burn marks. What could be the problem? thanks.
Answer Hello Phillip,
You either have a bad thermostat 3204267 or a shorted heating element 131553900. Of course there could be an issue such as a shorted wiring harness or bad timer, but this is much less likely than a thermostat or heating element failure.