I have to run the dryer twice to dry a load. I have thought either the element or the thermostat might be going. Is there a way to test them each and determine which I should replace?
Answer Hello D. Johnston. 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 runs on all settings but will not heat at all. I have just replaced 279816 thermal cutoff kit and there is still no heat. What should I do next?
Answer Hello Kevin,
You will want to check the heater to make sure that it is good and make sure that there is not power loss. Double check thermal fuses and thermostats for continuity to make sure that they are still good. Check venting to make sure that the vent is clear.
My dryer doesn't do anything. But washer works well.
The vent was clogged baddly.
Answer Hello C. Kim. You will need to test the thermal fuse 3403607 and see if it is bad. It should read closed for continuity and is located on the blower housing. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
We have to cycle the dryer on the highest setting, 2 & 3 times to get our cloths dry. Do elements get weak? Would a new element solve the problem?
Answer Hello Steve. It sounds like the venting system is clogged. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the pipe and the dryer both. Hope this helps.