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Old 04-06-2004, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dryer died, how can I fix it

My dryer died. It is still spining, but I have no hot air. Is there a dead heating element, or a blown resistor???

It is a whirlpool, and a little old. I can't buy a new one cause I don't got that kind of money.



I already thought about tying some rope from the roll bar to the tailgate and just driving around, but my wife didn't like that idea.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm assuming it's electric.
Could be the element, a bad limit, a burned wire, thermostat, thermal fuse.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's either the heating element or the high limit switch, if you take the back off they're both in the same place. Use an ohm meter and check across the connections on the high limit and there should be resistance. If the high limit checks out ok check for resistance across the heating element, if there's none then the element's blown or you may just be able to visibly see a break in the coil.
Tell your wife to clean the lint filter a little more often and do a fawking search! I completely covered this a little while ago when 's dryer died.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Usually the elements go bad. It's a rather simple process and most appliance places sell replacement elements. Take the top off, lift out the drum, and voila **, you're looking at the element.






** Ease of disassembly not typical. Expect to spend endless hours cussing and cut fingers.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when mine stopped doing that,it turned out one of the input vents was clogged with lint and stuff because the cover had broken.

It just wouldnt heat up, unclogged it and it works great now
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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do a fawking search
I honestly never thought to search the pirate 4x4 bb for a dryer problem.


I will check it out tomorrow, and I will search, and see what I can do.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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shoot, ya beat me to it. I was going to suggest that, as I've rebuilt my dryer from them. and they ship their parts incredibly fast. repairclinic.com rocks !
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Check the entire exhaust hose for clogs. That's what happened to mine, air wouldn't flow because of a clog in the flapper door to outside.
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The first thing you should check is to make sure you have 220 volts. Power to the element side. The other ideas are good from there.
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