Dryer is turning and blowing cool air but won't heat up. What should I check?
Answer Hello Mel,
First make sure one side of the double breaker has not tripped by flipping it off then back on. If this produces no satisfactory results, you will need to check for burned spots on the prongs of the power cord indicating a loose wall outlet, (this would require th3e replacement of both the wall outlet and the power cord). If this checks out good, remove the small access panel and check for 240Vac from the red to the black, (two outer terminals). Make sure there are no loose wires on the terminal block. If any further instructions are needed, you will need to re-post with the units' model number from the I.D. tag.
Dryer shuts off when on time dry, but does not shut off when on automatic.
Answer Reed, The first check needs to be at the exhaust vent and vent hood. Then check the air outlet duct for a build up of lint. On the automatic cycle, the dryer has to heat properly to advance the timer. if there is a restriction in the air flow, the hi limit switch opens and bypasses the timer contacts and the timer won't advance.
My dryer turn on but will not start up. I have replaced the thermostat, thermal fuse, and door switch. It still will not start up.
Answer Hello Joe,
Try opening the door and holding the door switch in while pressing the start button and reaching in and spin the drum. If this causes the unit to start running, the start winding in the motor has failed and the motor will have to be replaced. If this does not start the unit, the timer has the issue.
My dryer turns on but when I push to start it does not start. I replaced the Thermostat & thermal fuse and it worked for one load and stopped again. I then replaced the door switch but it did not start up again.
Answer Hello Joe,
If the thermal fuse is blown again, the issue is the exhaust duct. The only thing that will open the thermal fuse is high temperature. This means that the unit is not able to blow the heat out of the duct. Check for a crimp or a clog in the exhaust. Don't forget if there is a flapper door on the outside of the home, these sometimes hace a grill that will stop up over time with lint from the clothes.
Dryer operates but does not ignite. Runs cold.
Answer Hello Tom. 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