My dryer takes 3 to 5 cycles to dry one load of clothes. I removed the element and ohms read 9.8. Should I replace the heating element or better yet how do I know it's good or bad?
Answer Hello Andre. No, if the element is closed for continuity, it is good. If the unit is heating, 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.
My dryer isn't getting hot. I replaced the heating element but it still isn't getting hot what else could it be?
You will want to do a continuity test of the thermal fuse to make sure that it is good. If no continuity then replace the fuse and check the ducting from the blower wheel to the outside of the house to make sure that it is clear.
DRYER WILL NOT RUN. HAS 220 AT THE DRYER PLEASE HELP.
With the dryer not running you will want to check the thermal fuse 3392519 on the blower housing to ensure that it has continuity. If there is no continuity then replace the thermal fuse and check the venting of the unit to make sure that it is clear.
The dryer will not heat in any mode and will not turn off by it's self. The dryer will continue to run. Any Ideas. Thanks
You will want to check to make sure that the igniter is coming on to light the burner. If the igniter is not coming on then check the igniter to see if there is power getting to it. Should be getting 120 vac. If there is 120 vac then check the flame sensor for continuity. It should read closed. If this checks ok then you will want to test the resistance of the gas coils to make sure that they are good. The resistances should be on the 3 terminal coils from terminal 1 to 2 1365 ohms, from 1 to 3 should be 560 ohms and on the 2 terminal should be 1220. If the coils and flame sensor check ok and the igniter is getting 120 vac then the igniter would be the issue. If the igniter is not getting proper voltage then you will want to access the timer from red to wb and there should be 120 vac. If there is not 120 vac then the timer would be the issue. If there is 120 vac then test the thermal fuse and the high limit for continuity. Replace if there is no continuity.
Dryer is working but no heat.
Answer Hello Holly. 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
I have a maytag centennial gas dryer that will not heat. How can I be sure what part I need?
Answer Hello Jennifer. 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 to see if it is good. If it is not glowing, test for power. 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