My dryer gets warm but not hot enough to dry clothes well.
Answer Hello Richard,
You should check the exhaust duct first since it is responsible for carrying the heat from the thermostats so they can close and the moisture from the clothes. This is the most common cause of the complaint you have on your unit. If the ducting is a full 4 inch diameter and is not crushed or clogged and the flexible has been eliminated with rigid ducting, please list the full model number from your units' I.D. tag so we can pull up the configuration and wiring diagram and give sound advice on the repair of the unit.
My dryer works on too way cycle, it will run through the first cycle til it has to go to opposite rotation. Then acts like its out of power to turn other way then just don't come on, it quits running. The motor was dirty full of dust which I removed so I know its not a heating issue I thought of first.
From the description that you give that when the dryer timer gets to the off position it stops then this would be normal operation. Some dryers have a wrinkle release to them and is normally a option that you have to select. The dryer would not stop and reverse direction as it would not dry the clothes in this case because it would be sucking outside air into the unit and bringing the heat through the clothes.