Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat
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How to Find Out Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat – All dryers have built in sensors that will prevent the unit from heating or over-heating if there is not enough adequate air flow.
The Cause of Dryers That Do Not Heat or Dry Clothes
Electrical Question: My clothes dryer is turning but not heating.
- I have had a certified dryer tech check the dryer and all is well.
- I have had an electrician check the dryer plug which is getting 220 volts to the plug.
- Also checked the dryer while running and it is getting 220 volts to it while running.
- I also tried another known good dryer, but still no heat.
- I had the electrical box connections checked and there is a new breaker connected for the spot in the box for the dryer.
- What should we check next?
This electrical wiring question came from: Keith, a Homeowner from Wood River, Illinois
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Keith.
How to Find Out Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat
- If you are absolutely sure that the dryer is getting the required 220/240 volts then the next item to check would be the duct to make sure that it is not blocked or obstructed.
- All dryers have built in sensors that will prevent the unit from heating or over-heating if there is not enough adequate air flow.
- An average dryer vent system should be inspected or cleaned at least once a year due to the amount of lint that can collect and get trapped.
- A collection or build up of lint can cause be a potential fire hazard, but even a partially blocked dryer vent system can prevent the dryer from working efficiently which can definitely cost more to operate, causing higher energy or electricity bills.
Electrical Tip for Dryers
Have your dryer vents cleaned or inspected at least once a year to maintain a safe and efficient clothes dryer.
The Following will assist you with electric clothes dryer:
- Wiring a Dryer
- See an electric dryer installation with a typical 220 Volt electric power cord wiring system.
- You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric dryer, or a 3-wire or 4-wire outlet.
- Lets look a how the electric dryer is wired and what to do if your cord does not match the plug.
- Electrical Wiring Protection using Circuit Breakers
- A guide to home electrical circuit breakers and how they work to protect your electrical wiring. When properly installed, your home electrical wiring is protected by a circuit protection device.
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all projects.