I would like to know what to check on the dryer if it runs but we get no heat. We replaced the thermal fuse but have no heat. We are planning to change the heating element next. What else could it be?
Answer Hello Tammy. 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 is still runs but no heat, it runs until you open dryer door or shut it off,but no heat. What do think is wrong with it and what parts do I need?
Answer Hello Baker,
You will want to do a continuity check on the thermal fuses, thermostats and the heater. If any of these parts do not have continuity then you will need to replace that part.
Is there a way to tell that the heating element has shorted without using a volt meter?
Answer Hello Jonathan,
Unless it is something visible where the heating element is touching metal or if it is broken then there is no way to tell it is shorting out without a voltmeter.
What would cause the dryer heating element to stay on when the door is open? The element turns off when the timer shuts off.
Answer Hello Dave,
You will want to check wiring and heater for a short to ground which would complete circuit. Look for broken or exposed wiring that could touch the cabinet.