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My electric dryer wont heat took off the coil part

My electric dryer wont heat to off the coil part in the back and had it check he said it was good go home and hit the breaker switch and i did and it still dont get hot

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There are 2 things in series with the heating element.
One is on the element housing. One sets the amount of heat and the other blows out if it gets to hot from things that block the air flow.

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We have had to replace the heating coil that is behind the drum because it snapped. After replacing it, the dryer worked good for a week or 2. Husband took the dryer apart and the coil was broke again....


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A Heating coil breaking is very unusual, burn out yet, but actual breakage? That is due to excessive vibration (is there a ceramic support / insulator missing where break occurs?), an insulator that has become conductive (if the break occurs at a ceramic support) and is allowing the coil to partially short to chassis / ground. If your drum is off balance (for whatever reason) and causes a lot of vibration, it can cause the coil to resonate (vibrate) and cause a weak spot which ultimately fails.

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Trying to check if the heater coil is bad. Is there a resistance across the coils?


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Yes you should get resistance across the coil...it will vary from coil to coil....

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Its an electric dryer. It spends but wont heat up


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape. If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.

Good Luck, Hope this helps
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Aug 14, 2010 | Kenmore 64742 Electric Dryer

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MY WHIRLPOOL DRYER MODEL # LE4900XTWI,WONT HEAT UP


Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil.
If you plan to try to repair the problem yourself, then the first thing you want to do is unplug the dryer from the electric.
Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor.
Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause a fire, as you have removed the saftey of overheat from the machine.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck,
Hope this helps

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Kenmore dryer model11070612990 wont heat up


Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil.
If you plan to try to repair the problem yourself, then the first thing you want to do is unplug the dryer from the electric.
Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor.
Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause a fire, as you have removed the saftey of overheat from the machine.
Here is a couple of websites you can get parts and more help from

http://www.partselect.com/

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Good Luck,
Hope this helps

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WONT HEAT, DRYER WILL TURN BUT WONT HEAT UP.


Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil.
If you plan to try to repair the problem yourself, then the first thing you want to do is unplug the dryer from the electric.
Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air tube going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air tube you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor.
Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause a fire, as you have removed the saftey of overheat from the machine.
Good Luck,
Hope this helps

Oct 13, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Won't heat


You did not say if you had an Electric or Gas dryer.
My expertise is with Electric Dryers.
If you have an Electric Dryer then you problem is probably the heating coil or thermostats.
Unplug the dryer.
To check them remove the back of the dryer, locate the air tube going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air tube you will find the heating coil and thermostats.
Remove the wires from the heating coil. Use a continuity meter on the two terminals to check for continuity...if you do not show continuity, then the heater coil is probably faulty.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

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Kenmore dryers have what we call a thermo fuse, usually on top on the burner area - I would check continuity on this unit and replace if nesessary.
If the thermo fuse is okay and dryer heats up with gas, check your igniter and/or gas unit coils.
If dryer heats up with electric elements check continuity at both element ends and/or high limit thermostat.

GOOD LUCK!

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you may have shorted you thermal fuse. or the overload that is attached to the element housing. Good luck.

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