The heat comes on but never gets very hot. When I put it on more dry, it actually got cooler. What could be the cause?
You will want to check the heater coils on your unit. There are 2 sets of coils, an inner and outer set, and if one of them is burnt out it will cause the issue you are having. If you do a resistance check on the coils there should be 21.8 ohms for either set and if not then the coils are bad.
My dryer does not at all when i push the start button. A few hours earlier it was working fine. what might be the problem?
The 2 things that you will want to check for would be a bad thermal fuse and a bad door switch. You will want to check the continuity of the thermal fuse to make sure that it is not blown. The most common reason for a blown thermal fuse would be a clogged or restricted dryer venting. You will also want to check the door switch to make sure it has continuity when the door is closed. If no continuity then the switch is bad and would need to be replaced.
My dryer isn't heating at all. I've tested the continuity of the heating element and the thermostat and those test fine. What else could be causing this?
Answer Hello Chris. 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
When I turn on the dryer, it makes a click sound and then the sensing light flashes and does not ever turn on. It does this no matter what setting it is on.
Answer Hello Matt,
I'm sorry to put you to any additional trouble, but if we could please ask you to check the units' I.D. tag and post the model number. This will enable us to pull the configuration you have in your home and we can advise on troubleshooting, test points, and even provide part numbers. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
The dryer will not start. When I push the start button it makes a noise. Will the thermal fuse cause this problem?
Answer Hello Bill. If the noise is humming, it sounds like the motor may be bad. Try pressing the button and turning the drum by hand with the door switch taped closed. If dryer starts and runs, the motor is bad.