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Old 10-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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Clothes dryer quit heating. Everything else is good. What do I check first?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:25 PM   #2
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Maybe the heating element?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:25 PM   #3
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Heating element, and the thermal fuse are what I would test.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:28 PM   #4
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First, is it gas or electric. Really need to know before you go looking for an element that is there.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:29 PM   #5
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Heating element, and the thermal fuse are what I would test.
How do I test the heating element to see if it is good or bad?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:30 PM   #6
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mine did the same thing about 6 months ago.. replaced the thermostat, heating element, this, that, whatever else.. i ended up throwing the mf'r in a field and running it over with a tractor..

hope your luck is better than mine.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:31 PM   #7
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ohm meter

open it is bad, short it is good

or look at it and see if coil is broken
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:35 PM   #8
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ohm meter

open it is bad, short it is good

or look at it and see if coil is broken
Thx
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:37 PM   #9
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Ensure exhaust is free/clear.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:37 PM   #10
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If you let lent build up, then it may be the thermal fuse. Follow the wires from the element back to the thermal fuse. It doesn't look like a regular fuse. Use your ohm meter to check it the same as you check the element.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:39 PM   #11
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Check the vent.
Many dryer problems start with a clogged vent
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:41 PM   #12
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Will check the exhaust and lent issue then look at element and fuse. Thanks fellas.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:43 PM   #13
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I guess you should check to be sure that you have 230 volts at the outlet first.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:44 PM   #14
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Ensure exhaust is free/clear.
X2.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:43 PM   #15
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had the same thing happen a couple years ago. I'm embraced to admit the issue, after changing out multiple parts, was the breaker. Older house where the 230 circuits were two separate breakers not connected. So I was only getting 110 to the dryer. It would run but not heat.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:47 PM   #16
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Buy new dryer. It will end up being same price regardless of what you have to fix unless you do yourself. Even then it's 50/50 these days.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:48 PM   #17
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I guess you should check to be sure that you have 230 volts at the outlet first.
This, as I recall, one leg runs the dryer, one leg runs the heat strip.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:51 PM   #18
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had the same thing happen a couple years ago. I'm embraced to admit the issue, after changing out multiple parts, was the breaker. Older house where the 230 circuits were two separate breakers not connected. So I was only getting 110 to the dryer. It would run but not heat.
Yeap - check to see your getting 110VAC to each leg and 220VAC across both legs. Also check to see if your receptical is good. I once had one that went bad where I wasn’t getting good contact with the plug. Using a volt meter it seemed good but when I tested at the terminal points on the dryer side of the plug I only had 110VAC.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:37 PM   #19
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Heating coil was bad. Thanks for the help fellas
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:06 AM   #20
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Heating coil was bad. Thanks for the help fellas
Out of curiosity, what did that cost you to replace?
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:14 AM   #21
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Does your dryer have a red reset button that is inside of the back panel, outside of the heating coil? My dryer has tripped it twice and if it wasn't for my wife the first time, I wouldn't have ever figured out what the issue was before trying to replace parts. She googled up the make and "not heating" to see that there is a reset button. Took the back panel off, which has 40 darn screws and pushed it in. Working just like new each time. Lent buildup was the probably cause of it tripping.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:51 AM   #22
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Google is your friend. I discovered a few weeks ago that if you search the model and the problem you can find a wealth of information and trouble shooting tips. I followed the troubleshooting suggested and fixed my dryer quickly.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:59 AM   #23
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Out of curiosity, what did that cost you to replace?
Dont know yet, will be calling appliance repair shops this morning to try to find one. I am guessing it will be $60-70 (hopefully less). I have a bad feeling its gonna be tough to find one around this area and may have to try to find one online.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:07 PM   #24
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Out of curiosity, what did that cost you to replace?
$75 for a new element. Will stick it on when I get home from work this afternoon.
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