Dryer Repair: What to Do When a Dyer Is Not Producing Heat

You may not know it, but it’s not really a very difficult task to perform dryer repair, even if you’re a complete novice. When it comes to dryers one of the most frequent (and extremely annoying) issues is when the dryer stops producing electricity. Heat is very important because what dries the clothes is basically. Below is a list of 3 key locations (dryer machine parts) that you can test to repair a dryer that does not produce heat.

Heating element The first place to look and check when your dryer doesn’t heat up is its heating element parts. Heat is generated by heating element in electric dryers. The heating element is mounted on the air dryer’s rear or front panel (depending on the model & brand name). The heating element is a hot wire coil that is inside a metal cavity. This coil heats up every time that electricity flows through it. You can use a multimeter to test for integrity and determine if this component is faulty or not. Delete the part if you have verified it is defective.Check Appliance Repair Service in Baltimore

High-Limit Thermostat This is the second part to test if there is no heat produced by your dryer. The high-limit thermostat is a safety device that is attached to the heating chamber and is designed to avoid overheating of the dryer when the exhaust vent is restricted. A minimal airflow may allow the high thermostat to move or activate, interrupting the circuit to the heating element or gas valve. To test, the power source is removed and a multimeter thermostat is used again for continuity. If no consistency occurs then it needs to be replaced. You’ll also need to repair the ventilation system so everything will work smoothly.

Radiant flame sensor The Radiant Flame Sensor is the third most important component to search for. This part is meant for the sense of fire in gas dryers from either the igniter or the burner flame. This is part of the burner assembly of a gas dryer, and is positioned next to the igniter. The sensor’s primary function is to detect heat from the igniter which causes the gas valve to open. Fire from the burner flame is also felt, which allows the valve to unlock. If the sensor is faulty the igniter will either not shine or the gas valve will not function. If the igniter is not burning, then a multimeter should be used to test the radiant sensor for continuity. If the igniter glows constantly but the gas valve does not allow a flame to fire, then the electrical contacts inside the sensor could be something off, in this situation the sensor will need to be repaired.

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