Hey Jim a mouse got stuck in the back of my dryer (whirlpool) where the power cord has the three wires in (power cord connection). Today, the electrical outlet trips every time I plug in the dryer. We make fixing things easier! The drying cycle would always require 2 or 3 full drying cycles. I didn’t run it long enough for it to cut off, but I am assuming that on high it eventually gets too hot and turns off the heating element. Help? If it turns, replace the blower wheel. Call the nearest U-FIX-IT store for personal assistance if you have questions about testing the centrifugal switch. I have a kenmore dryer model no 11096384800. A repair man said something about a coil on barrel. Bought a new dryer a couple months ago and it quit after a couple of weeks. Let us find it and let you know when we do. It has continuity per my multi-meter. The second test. It says Duet on the front. I tested the outlet itself (same results). Jim is an ex-Air Force pilot and a business school graduate of University of Texas at Austin. Bought a cheap dryer to use and it heats up fine with the same plug and outlet as my dryer. If water beads up on the screen, then clean it with a detergent and a scrub brush until the water flows through it. There is a video on the U-FIX-IT website (click on the dryer Parts tab and DIY videos) that will show you how to open the cabinet. Yes, the board failure on you Whirlpool dryer may be related to the current “no heat” symptom. Can you tell me what to troubleshoot before going to buy a new dryer. Not sure what to try next. Mr. Pacheco Do not touch with bare hands or short to ground. That code says the thermistor is out, but when I went to order that part it said that isn’t responsible for heating or not heating the dryer. If the vent pipe was disconnected, then look for a restriction in the vent pipe. In your case, the switch has malfunctioned and has cut the power to the heating element even though the motor is running. Hello Mr. Plummer, I replaced the dryer belt after it broke and suddenly there is no heat. Call the nearest U-FIX-IT store if you have more questions. If the vent pipe is over ten feet long, has multiple turns, or exhausts vertically through the ceiling you may need a booster pump. Now all I get is that it runs but does not heat up. If the dryer has insufficient air flow, the element will short cycle (staying on short periods of time). How to Fix a Whirlpool Dryer That Blows Cold Air. The bad component will read 220 volts. Take a copy of your wiring diagram to your nearest U-FIX-IT store for personalized help with troubleshooting. I ran a load of towels and just put them in the dryer to see if eventually they would dry. I would be looking at air flow first. I am more suspicious that the air flow is not good since protecting against restricted airflow is the purpose of the fuse. Rob, Is it possible there is a problem within my breaker box, even though they are not kicking? My Whirlpool dryer LER4634EQ2 works fine on Timed High Heat but no heat on Automatic Low or High. I am wondering if this is an obvious case of blown high temp thermostat or if there are other possible causes. When spot checking various components does not find the problem, it is time to switch to a systematic troubleshooting process. It has a separate start stop button, but the unit turns on automatically. Jim, By the way air flow is good. If the blower wheel turns on the shaft then it is bad and will not turn fast enough to move sufficient air through the dryer. There is no resistance. Any thoughts on what needs to be replaced? You do not say if the Whirlpool dryer has worked correctly on this duct in the past. Heating Element Assembly for your Dryer. If the airflow is not brisk and strong then I work back toward the dryer looking for the restriction such as build up of lint in the duct. It’s turning.” But thankfully I read your full explanation, that it needed a full 22o to turn and heat; but it could still turn, but NOT heat if one of the fuses was blown. I have a Whirlpool model WED7300XW0, it warms but will not get hot enough to dry a load. I have checked coils…thermostat. Is your Kenmore Duet dryer located where it is now when it last worked correctly? We have had some nasty weather lately but i checked the bracket box and everything it’s fine there. Hi, I have a Kenmore duet dryer that is not heating properly. I have had a repairman come out twice to look at it. If the heating element is good and the load is normal size and wetness, that leaves you with an airflow problem. Water should flow easily through it. As with any type of home appliance, there can be problems with any dryer model (such as Duet or Cabrio) and a need for repairs. I checked them both after installing and they worked. Thank you for you inquiry. Thanks again for helping us with the detective work! As unlikely as it sounds, the grounded element can provide a ground for the timer motor allowing it to run continuously. HELP BEFORE MY WIFE MAKES ME TALE IT APART. You have replaced the common items. I would also take an amp reading with a clamp on amp meter if I had one available. Is that my problem? The switch can be tested with a multi meter, but the test must be done while the dryer is running. ©2020 howtofixit.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, An affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon service LLC associates program. . What part do you suggest that would need replaced? Know the part you are looking for but can't find it? The air should be blowing against your hand vigorously. I noticed that when it worked during that week, the heat element coils turn red/orange. Remove the hose and run the dryer. After a few min it started again. I suspect the dryer will work correctly when the new cord is installed. Thisis both with the exhaust tube hooked up to the dryer and with it off. Based on the erratic behavior of the switch described above, if you had to take a quick guess, the switch? The hose wasnt plugged in so cant be clogged. If you question that the airflow is not enough, then check the lint screen as follows. Thank you so much! Any suggestions? 220v is not required. If the length of the vent pipe is over 8 feet or if the vent is going through the roof, you may need a booster pump that mounts in the vent pipe and runs whenever the dryer is running. Releasing the start button removes voltage from the “start winding,” but the motor will continue to run because it has voltage to the “run winding.” When a Kenmore dryer runs only while the start button is depressed, the motor is bad. Use a multi meter to check the continuity on your fuses or take them to the nearest U-FIX-IT store for free testing. You may be able to determine the likely cause by looking at the wiring diagram for the component(s) that is in the circuit for the timed dry, but not for the automatic dry. …GO TO THE LAUNDRY MAT..YIKES! I noticed a very strange thing: the heating element can get very hot — glowing orange, if I take off the tube where the lint screen sits. Take your wiring diagram and your meter to the nearest U-FIX-IT for “one on one” guidance. Placing the multi-meter probes on either side of a component, one at a time. The outlet will work for a stove and the stove works fine. Hey I have a whirlpool gas dryer. First: The lint screen can be tested for a clear coating by removing any lint and running water onto the screen. There are malfunctions inside the dryer than can slow air flow, but your description points towards this explanation. Thanks for any help. Any ideas what it is ? They did not move it. I read one of your comments to someone else….My whirlpool dryer stop heating… I checked the breakers and they were ok…I then checked the heating element and the coils were rusted and one was broken… Thanks!!! Oftentimes I find that I inadvertently failed to reconnect a wire or connection. Spins just fine simply not producing any heat. Thank you!! help JR. My GE electric dryer will turn but will not produce heat. However it used to take half the time to dry. Thank you for the advice on why the dryer does not produce heat. If your meter shows no continuity the fuse is bad. Also use the meter to test voltage coming from the outlet. The high limit thermostat was broken upon inspection. I am assuming that you have checked the heating element for a break in the element and there was no break. Will this cause issues with the timer as well? Calling the store nearest you may be the easiest way to work through diagnosis on that. I live in San Antonio and can’t go to a ufixit store in Dallas or tyler. The high limit thermostat and the fuse located on the heating element housing should be checked for continuity along with the operating thermostat that is located on the blower housing. Your familiarity with a multi-meter will help you solve this problem. Call the nearest U-FIX-IT store for help in locating the correct replacement part. Make certain the vent is clear and unobstructed. Booster pumps are available to boost the air flow while the dryer is running to solve the long run or vertical problems. I’ve tracked down a technical guide to help with troubleshooting. Thanks. I have pulled off the thermistor and holding the sensor, tested to see if the resistance changed with the heat from my hand, and it did. We just moved and now the dryer has no heat. Meanwhile, we have little to no heat. Dryers sometimes need a booster air pump to function properly with a vertical vent. I isolated that component as well and checked it with an ohm meter, and it is an open circuit. The heating element looks good, has continuity and no apparent shorts. I have to turn it multiple times in both directions to get the ticking sound and the clothes to dry, and sometimes that doesn’t even work. The dryer heats for a short time then the thermal cut off blows. we’ve used our Ohm reader and everything checks out fine. The dryer element is good if no break is detected. I’m confused. Can you give me what you think it is that is causing the heating issue? The timer knob no longer aligns properly with the settings printed around the knob. If I do not find anything with the careful inspection then it is time to use a multi meter and the wiring diagram to move methodically through the circuit until I discover exactly where the voltage disappears. Kian, Believe it or not, after two weeks of testing everything in the dryer itself, and still not figuring out why it wouldn’t heat, I was on my way out to shop for new dryer models when I read your suggestion about the circuit breaker. Learn how your comment data is processed. If it was my dryer, I would replace the duct and then make certain there is brisk airflow exiting the dryer vent outside before I replaced any fuses or thermostats. I have the same problem with this dryer. The heat settings do not respond at all. Suffice it to say, the 30 to 40 second times you reported are too short. Safeties (high limit thermostats) are on the dryer to prevent burning down your home. Not work volts across the two outside posts and 110 volts between the two outside connections one of. 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