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Dryer heats intermittently clcles off heat then

Dryer heats intermittently cycles off heat then will cycle back to heat when it cools down. Drum and fan continue to work. Clothes seem to just air dry. Takes forever.

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The intermittent nature rules out the thermal fuse (which is either burned out or not).
Take off the panel so you can watch the burner. If the ignitor comes on for a minute (you will see it glow), but then turns off with no gas igniting, the problem is probably the gas-valve solenoids.
If the ignitor heats up only once in a while (like after the dryer has been off for a while), but the gas consistently is released and the fire lights whenever the ignitor heats up, the problem is the thermistor (thermostat in the blower). The second thing is actually the easiest to fix, and cheapest. You my find that simply cleaning the thermistor probe will fix it. For my kenmore, the part has been updated from the original to limit the degree to which it gets fouled up with gunk. I can give you links to parts and/or instructions if you like.

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Try vacuuming lint and dust out of the burner intake and exhaust ports. Hope this helps!

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Hi, i have a whirlpool duet sport wfw8400tw03. When i run to normal cycle, it stop no error code no light. The washing machine just shut down. I can run it on delicate or sanitary.Is a balance trouble


if u can run it on delicate or fluff cycle with cool air more than likely its ur cycling thermostat or the hi limit thermostat going defective test it with a meter for ohms..
1. On gas and electric dryers that have an "Auto Dry" cycle, the cycling thermostat is often used to advance the timer as well regulate the drum temperature. Essentially, thermostat will alternately turn on the heat source or the timer motor when the temperature has been satisfied. To check this thermostat, you will have to check for power to the timer motor with a multi-meter, during a cycle. This is a live voltage test and caution should be used.

2. Some dryers will use a cool down thermostat to tumble the clothes without heat, at the end of the dry cycle. Power is routed through this thermostat to the drive motor to keep it running until the drum temperature has dropped to a specific temperature. If this thermostat fails it can cause the drum to turn indefinitely or until the door is opened. You can check the thermostat for continuity with a multi-meter. This test should only be made with the power removed from the dryer.

Lastly check the moister sensor for OHMS according to ur schematic as it must show a certain amount of ohms as per ur unit. When unit has been on short while



DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot or not heat at all. . If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

HI LIMIT THERMOSTAT DEFECTIVE? SHOULD SHOW OHMS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE


Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.
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DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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The dryer on my machine doesn't go through a cooling down cycle, therefore leaves everything very creased.Does the dryer have a cooling down cycle? The clothes come out of the dryer burning hot.


I would check the cycling thermostat and hi limit thermostat as they regulate heat. the cooling cycle should come on at end of cycle as the thermostat detects the dryness of the clothes. also may want to check the moister sensor inside the drum usually on the door, they look like 2 aluminum strips.

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Dryer drum turns, heats, but then heat shuts off before timer has finished.


The heat is supposed to turn off ten to fifteen minutes before the end of the cycle. It's a cool down period.

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Dryer will heat when put on 70 minute cycle but will not heat total time. if you put it on 20 minute cycle will not heat at all.


Hi, Some dryers have a cooling cycle that lasts for 20 minutes to cool the drum and its contents so you don't burn yourself when getting clothes out.

alot of machine have a max drying time of 120 minutes 20 of that will be for cooling so 100 mins hot!

the cooling cycle is usually indicated near the end of the dial in a different colour to that of the hot cycle.


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