I just noticed that my clothes were not drying, and it seems that my dryer has only been blowing (cool?) air and not heating. Does this have to do with the heating element? I do realize this is an older make, so I'm not sure if this part is even still available or if this is the issue with the dryer at all. I'm hoping to be able to fix this ourselves, but have really no experience with this. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Answer Samson, If you haven't yet, check and reset both the breakers a few times, then re check for operation and heat. There are several components involved in the heat circuit of your dryer, the two thermostats, thermal fuse, heater and more. The reccomendation at this point is to invest in multi meter TJMA-DM1 so you can check for "open" component circuits,wires and voltages. It'll be less frustrating in the long run.
Dryer tumbles but no heat. I want to repair on my own but don't want to purchase unnecessary parts. Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks!
Answer Hello Lori. You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Dryer doesn't get hot at all, I replaced Ignitor,Flame sensor, coil valves, thermal fuse, and thermostat,part #3387134. Have not replaced High Limit thermostat yet. Dryer worked in morning and stop drying when another load of wash was put in. Do not get any heat.
Answer Jeff, Yes, install the thermal fuse 3392519 it's the only part of the circuit, you haven't checked or replaced. It's located on the blower housing. When you installed the thermal cut off kit W10480709 you should have installed the hi limit thermostat as well, for safety reasons per the manufacturer. Once you inst5all the parts you should be fine, unless you have a wiring issue or no gas supplied to the dryer.
My dryer won't start.
Answer Hello Jim. You need to check the thermal fuse and the door switch and see if they are bad. 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
I replaced the heating Element Also Clean Venting System However Timed dry works fine but in auto-sense I have heat it drys clothes however the timer won't move it just keeps running does not move to off
Answer Michael, It's not an issue with the thermal fuse, were that the case, the dryer wouldn't start or run. It's not thermal cut off, or the dryer wouldn't heat on any setting. You may have a weak hi limit thermostat 279769 or "open" resistor at the timer 279872 not allowing voltage to the timer in the auto dry cycle(s).
The dryer trips the breaker in the fuse box instanly. What would do this or where should I start?
You should start by removing the lower cover of the front and checking to make sure that the heater is not warped causing it to touch metal. If this checks ok then you will want to check wiring of unit to try to find a short to ground.
Would the thermal fuse cause the timer to not work?
Answer Hello Ed. The thermal fuse would prevent the unit from running. If the timer is bad, it can also cause this, or it may run, but the timer not advance. As for the thermal fuse preventing the timer from working, no it can not. You can test the fuse 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
Dryer will not heat, have replaced new heating element?
Answer Hello Joan. 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 dryer will not start or run,do you think it is the thermal fuse.
Answer Hello Steven,
You will want to check the thermal fuse 3392519 first. To test the fuse you would check for continuity on the fuse. If the fuse does not show continuity then it is bad and would need to be replaced. You will also want to check to make sure that your venting from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of home is clear. If it is obstructed it will cause longer drying times and cause thermal fuse to fail. 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