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

You may not realize it, but undertaking dryer repair is not really a very hard task to do, even if you are a complete novice. One of the most common (and seriously annoying) problems when it comes to dryers is when the dryer stops producing heat. Heat is very important because it is basically what dries the clothes. Below is a list of 3 most important locations (dryer machine parts) you can check in order to fix a dryer not producing heat.

Heating Element
When your dryer does not heat up samsung dryer repair pasadena, the first place to look and check is its heating element parts. In electric dryers, heat is generated by the heating element. The heating element is located at the rear or front panel (depending on the model & name brand) of the machine dryer. The heating element is a coil of heating wire enclosed in a metal chamber. This coil heats up whenever electricity flows through it. To check if this part defective or not, you can use a multi-meter to check for continuity. Replace the element if you confirmed that it is defective.

High-Limit Thermostat
This is the second part to check when your dryer is not producing heat. The high-limit thermostat is a safety device attached on the heating chamber and is designed to prevent the dryer from overheating when the exhaust vent is restricted. A restricted vent will cause the high limit thermostat to trip or activate, interrupting the circuit to the heating element or gas valve. To check, disconnect the power source and again use a multi-meter thermostat for continuity. If there is no continuity then it will need to be replaced. You will also need to fix the vent system to enable everything to work smoothly.

Radiant Flame Sensor
The third most important part to check is the Radiant Flame Sensor. This part is designed to sense heat from either the igniter or the burner flame in gas dryers. This is part of a gas dryer’s burner assembly and is located right next to the igniter. The main function of the sensor is to detect heat from the igniter which causes the gas valve to open. It also detects heat from the burner flame that causes the valve to open. If the sensor is defective, either the igniter won’t glow or the gas valve won’t open. If the igniter does not glow, then you should check the radiant sensor for continuity with a multi-meter. If the igniter glows continuously but the gas valve does not open to light a flame, then it could be something wrong with the electrical connections inside the sensor, in this case the sensor will need to be replaced.

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