Dryer has low heat and takes 3-4 times to dry clothes, the vent is clean. I'm sure it's the heating element that needs to be replaced, just want to double check before I spend $50 dollars for the part.
Answer Hello Mike. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
Dryer no longer generating heat on any setting what is the most likely cause?
Answer Hello Lonnie. 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
Dryer wont heat. Have replaced the thermal fuse and the heating element. What should I do next? Please help. Thanks.
Answer Ed, you'll need to test the thermal cut off and hi limit thermostats in kit part number 279816. The parts should read closed. You'll also need to check the cycling thermostat 3387134, it should read closed on the outer two terminals and test for ohms on the two smaller inner terminals- should ohm out around 250 ohms. You also need to check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Thanks!
So my dryer runs hot. The heating element does not turn off. What part/ parts do I replace? I already ordered PS344510. This is the cycling thermostat. Do I need any other parts?
The cycling thermostat should be the only part required. You will want to check the dryer venting to ensure that the venting is clear of obstructions as this could cause the issue that you are experiencing
Dry run's hot. I have changed Thermostat 3387134 and still doing the same. Have it set on lowest setting.
Answer Hello Kuch,
If I understand your issue correctly, you will either need to replace the cycling thermostat 3387134, (bad internal heater inside this thermostat), or the timer 3979617 has a set of welded contacts. It is also possible that the heating element 279838 has broken and shorted to ground.