I'm not getting any heat from my dryer. It spins and blows out cold air. What are my options to see what I need to get it back working?
Answer Hello Mrs. Smith. 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 tub turns but stopped heating and the timer doesnt advance, except in the timed position. What do you think is the most likely problem?
You will want to check the heater to make sure that it is good. The timer will not advance in the auto dry cycles if the unit is not heating. This is because the cycling thermostat does not open. Check the heater and check the continuity of the thermal fuse and hi limit thermostat. Both should have continuity.
lt just stopped drying is it a thermostat or an element
Answer Bill, At this stage, it's most likely a heater element W10116793 or Y303404. of course, it's best you get access to a multi meter and test all the thermostats for a "closed" circuit at room temperature, to be sure.
I have a Maytag DE512 dryer. When the timer is set on more less dry setting the timer does not move. The dryer will continue to run. The temp.is slightly warm. The timer will more if set on time dry and also the clothes are dry on time dry setting. Need your help.
Answer Joan, you most likely have an air flow issue, You'll need to check and clean the exhaust vent pipes and vent hood(outside), also remove the lint filter and remove any excess lint that has accumulated in the housing. On the "auto cycle", if the drum temperature is not correct(155 dgrs.F) the timer will not advance. If the exhaust is restricted, kinked or clogged, the dryer gets too hot too quick, the hi limit switch opens, and there is no power to the timer motor to advance. In timed dry, the timer will run and shut off in the selected amount of time, wether it is heating properly or not.
The dryer works for a few minutes then cuts off,if you let it cool off it will start up again.
Answer Hello Clara. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the motor is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
The moment my Atlantis Dryer begins to get hot, my breakers at the main house fuse box trips. The dryer will run all day on air fluff. Only happens under heat.
Answer Hello Justin,
First check the breaker, receptacle, and the power cord connection to the terminal block. Look for discolorations and/or malforming of the rubber and plastic parts. If this isn't it, use a test meter and unplug the unit. Test from ground to each of the flat spades that plug into the receptacle, (the side spades. The one in the center is neutral and this wouldn't be a good test).
You see, the breaker is tripped by an excessive current flow. This means that there is either a point of high resistance, (poor electrical connection), or a short, (not likely if the breaker doesn't trip immediately when the heat is on). Chances are high that you will either find a discolored wire where the connection is loose or a power supply issue such as a worn, loose receptacle.
Hello, I had problems with my dryer taking abnormally long periods to dry . I cleaned the vents leading out of the house and it didn't help. In fact, there was leftover water in the dryer duct. After a couple months, the dryer just quit getting hot . Does this sound like an element problem, or something else?
Answer Byron, Yes, it sounds like the heater element Y308612 or the thermal fuse 307473, have failed. It also sounds like you still have an issue with the exhaust vent system, hood,or length. The left over water in the duct work, indicates that there is still an issue. Thanks and Good Luck
I'm wondering what might be the issue on drying. It seems that no matter what the temp switch is at, the dryer seems to be at the same temperature by feeling the top of the dryer. Is it a thermostat or something?
Answer Hello Tim. 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. Also, you need to test the air coming out of the back of the dryer vent with a meter with temperature TJMA-DMT3. Hope this helps.