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Posted: 5/3/2015 9:24:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 9:38:13 AM EDT by 57Strat]
Dryer runs but there is no heat. Is there an easy fix I can try to do myself, before I call an appliance repair guy?

Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:25:49 AM EDT
Probably needs a heating element. Not difficult
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:26:29 AM EDT
Heating element.  Look up a youtube video on taking it apart, and pop a new one in.  We just replaced the belt and main bearing on ours.  Theres not much to a dryer once its apart.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:27:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:28:45 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By diehippy:


Probably needs a heating element. Not difficult
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Yup

 
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:28:51 AM EDT
That place and dryer looks pretty new. However, I've had a dryer that was hooked up to 240 through two individual fuses. I lost one fuse and it happened to be the one that was for the heating element. It would still spin like normal.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:29:07 AM EDT
High voltage relay

hopefully not  part of the board

Good Luck
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:29:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:44:41 AM EDT
Check the thermal fuse(s) and the heating element before you go buying any components.
Just need a multimeter set for resistance.

Kharn
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:52:17 AM EDT
FYI...

Samsung, LG, and Kenmore all built by the same company.  My 3 year old LG washer shit the bed the month after the warranty expired (drum was TU).  Went looking for a replacement and there were two other people looking to replace their LG washers.  All three of us had the same issue.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:56:05 AM EDT
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/#

There are others.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:59:33 AM EDT
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http://www.appliancepartspros.com/#

There are others.
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This or RepairClinic.com.  Lots of vids or how to's out there on the net.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:02:50 AM EDT

Is the lint filter clean?
Is the exhaust pipe clogged? Birds nest or lint buildup?
You can blow out the pipe with a leaf blower.

Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:03:50 AM EDT
Send your question (or a link to this thread) to DrFrige (no "d"). He's a large appliance fixer guy. (He's also terrified of arachnids.)
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:05:00 AM EDT
My LG did the same. Thermal fuse or Thermistor needs replacing.  Or both. You will need to disaassemble the dryer to replace and they are both in the same area.  Look at repairclinic.com for parts and video on how to replace...
About $25 in parts and an hour or so of time.  Mine kept burning out until I corrected the overly long dryer vent run...
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:08:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
Tripped thermal fuse.
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Check this out. There is a simple temperature sensing fuse on most all dryers. It is usually pretty accessible. Look up on google for further details, but generally, you can test it in place by checking for continuity across the wires to and from it. No continuity = blown fuse.

So check this part first. I learned this the hard way trouble shooting a bunch of difficult items first before coming to this.

If its blown, it is usually a low cost part.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:19:26 AM EDT
As said before, make sure your vent hose isn't obstructed. This can cause the thermal safety fuse or switch to trip.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:24:05 AM EDT
Just replaced the heating element on mine Thursday



Don't you Google?
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:26:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 10:26:41 AM EDT by ISED8U]
It's likely in need of a new thermostat.

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Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:27:06 AM EDT
it needs a new dikfer
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:27:35 AM EDT
I used one of those appliance parts websites.  Model number, problem, and it would list the parts with percentages of how likely it was they were the issue.  15 min fix once i had the part.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:29:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
Tripped thermal fuse.
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Yup
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:32:27 AM EDT
Mine was a burned up limit switch.  $20 later, my 32 year old dryer was hot again.










 
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:34:00 AM EDT
My Samsung did this. YouTube. Learn how to take it apart. Test thermistor and inspect / test heating element.

Order replacement and install. Replace drive belt while you're at it.

Cost to repair myself $25 vs. $300 for a repair call.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 11:46:02 AM EDT
My guess is it's broken.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 11:48:26 AM EDT
Had the same dryer. Heating element for me. Easy to check it/replace. Bought online.

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Link Posted: 5/3/2015 11:55:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nailcrusher:

Is the lint filter clean?
Is the exhaust pipe clogged? Birds nest or lint buildup?
You can blow out the pipe with a leaf blower.

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Make sure you check this before doing anything else.

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Link Posted: 5/3/2015 11:55:56 AM EDT
Magnets, needs more of them.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:00:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:02:04 PM EDT
Hit it with a rubber mallet.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:05:46 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By killingmachine123:


That place and dryer looks pretty new. However, I've had a dryer that was hooked up to 240 through two individual fuses. I lost one fuse and it happened to be the one that was for the heating element. It would still spin like normal.
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LOL

 
I was going to post this story.

Except I flipped the  power in the dryer and made it heat but not spin before I figured it out.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:09:59 PM EDT
Same issue once.  My drier had a circuit breaker right on the heating element.  Reset that and GTG.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:10:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
Tripped thermal fuse.
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this is what happened to ours, Whirlpool front loader
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 8:56:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nailcrusher:

Is the lint filter clean?
Is the exhaust pipe clogged? Birds nest or lint buildup?
You can blow out the pipe with a leaf blower.

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I would check this first. check where it exits the machine and the tube it's running to the outside.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 8:57:10 PM EDT
Funny, I just replaced mine for $18.  Go to Amazon and buy it
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:03:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 9:03:50 PM EDT by AmericanPeople]
It has too many buttons, lights and indicators.  

Repair Clinic or similar as suggested for diagnostics suggestions and parts replacement.

Do check the vent/screen etc before replacing parts.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:06:14 PM EDT
My guess is it's not working properly.



Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:20:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 10:24:21 PM EDT by justsayin]
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Originally Posted By Nailcrusher:

Is the lint filter clean?
Is the exhaust pipe clogged? Birds nest or lint buildup?
You can blow out the pipe with a leaf blower.

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Birds love our vent cap on the roof.

We're talking less than an inch gap between the cap and vent pipe.
I pulled two nests out at once the last time.

One right under the cap and another nearly a foot down the pipe.

Duct tape a leaf blower to where the hose from the dryer hooks up, and check the airflow at the outside vent port/cap.

If you get out there and there are bits of nest material visible.....

Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:21:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By diehippy:
Probably needs a heating element. Not difficult
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first post, easy job and DO NOT buy anything but OE replacement
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:25:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By osprey21:
Tripped thermal fuse.
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Opened thermal fuse.








Roy
Link Posted: 5/5/2015 12:24:18 AM EDT
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