Gas Dryer Not Heating?

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There are several different reasons that lead to your gas dryer not heating. Check these different elements if you’ve confirmed the dryer not getting hot. From the dryer squeaking to the dryer not spinning, we’re happy to diagnose the issue and provide you with a 30 day warranty for the parts. We have certified technicians on our staff with a great deal of gas dryer repair experience.

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You May Need Gas Dryer Repair

Heating element

A defective heating element could be the reason behind your gas dryer not heating. If this is the case, you’ll need a new one because they cannot be repaired. When the heating element no longer functions properly, it is time to replace it. It’s possible to test the heating element by opening the dryer cabinet. Your dryer cabinet opens differently depending on the model. Be sure the dryer is disconnected before your open the cabinet. To test the heating element, use a multimeter set at the R x 1 resistance scale and touch the probes to the one end of the element. A reading of infinite resistance means that the heating element isn’t functioning properly and will require replacement.

Voltage

If the dryer won’t heat, you could also be dealing with a voltage problem. Make sure the dryer is plugged in and then make sure all circuit breakers are positioned correctly. Then see if any of the fuses in your fuse panel are blown. These could all be reasons why you’re not getting enough power to your dryer.

Check the dryer thermal fuse

Your thermal fuse will need to be tested because this may be why your dryer won’t heat. If the thermal fuse is blown it will need to be replaced. Ensure the dryer is unplugged before you test the thermal fuse. Check your model and open your dryer cabinet accordingly. Take the wires out with a pair of needle nose pliers by pulling on the connectors and not the wires. Use a multimeter set to R x 1 and touch the probes to both terminals. Your reading should be infinity or zero. If testing at room temperature, it should definitely read zero. Test your thermal fuse at room temperature so this is easier to determine.

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