Unfortunately, there is not one simple answer for why a dryer will not heat up. However, there are a few other reasons that can be checked to determine the root cause of the problem at hand. Learning about these reasons can help a person figure out if they need to call a professional to repair the problem or if they need a new dryer.Know More
The most common reason for a dryer not heating up or not working at all is a tripped circuit breaker. Checking this first can save people from having to hire a professional to come to their home, only to tell them that the breaker is the cause. Another reason is a burnt out heating coil. This part is harder to reach, but several online guides exist that can help users locate the right portion within the dryer. Typically, a burnt out coil looks similar to the filament within a light bulb once it has burnt out.
Other reasons are thermostats that no longer work and the thermal fuse. However, without a lot of training these are harder to diagnosis and typically a professional appliance repairman is needed to fix these. For those with some knowledge about how dryers operate, some of these repairs can be completed with the use of online guides for the specific make and model of the appliance.Learn more about Washers & Dryers
An inside dryer vent removes heat exhaust from the dryer when a vent outside the home is impossible or impractical. By installing a hose from the back of the dryer to the inside dryer vent, heat is recirculated and reduced, and vent discharge is captured.Full Answer >
As Repair 2000 points out, when a dryer fails to dry clothes it normally has a problem with the lint filter or vent. Other causes for dryers that won't dry include issues with the heating element, temperature sensor or thermometer. Drying problems can also be caused by loading too much clothing into the dryer or by incorrectly setting the controls.Full Answer >
Dryers with a capacity of 6.0 to 8.0 cubic feet typically weigh 110 to 150 pounds. Compact dryers with a capacity of 3.5 to 5.0 cubic feet weigh 100 to 120 pounds. Dryers with a capacity of 9.0 cubic feet or larger weigh 150 to 200 pounds.Full Answer >
To vent a dryer, find the best exit route for the metal duct, measure the path, drill the vent hole, install the vent cap outside, and then connect the duct to the vent cap and the dryer. For vents longer than a few feet, secure the duct work with supports.Full Answer >