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Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 10:56 AM
The other day the dryer stopped getting hot. It just tumbles. I've been drying my clothes on hangers.

Any idea what the problem could be?

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 10:59 AM
Could be the heating element, could be the thermal fuse, could be a bad thermostat.

Bowser
02-12-2006, 10:59 AM
Yeah, that. ^

Simplex3
02-12-2006, 11:00 AM
Gas or electric?

Bowser
02-12-2006, 11:01 AM
Do you have stores that sell second run appliances? It could conceivably be cheaper to get a used dryer than to have a service call to fix the one you have.

Simplex3
02-12-2006, 11:04 AM
Now that I think about it, why don't you just ask your mom?

Bwana
02-12-2006, 11:05 AM
heating element

JBucc
02-12-2006, 11:07 AM
It's broken. That's your problem.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:08 AM
Gas or electric?

Electric.

Simplex3
02-12-2006, 11:10 AM
Electric.
Last time that happened to mine I just punched myself in the nuts really hard three times and it fixed it. Give that a shot and let me know if it works.

Bwana
02-12-2006, 11:10 AM
Electric.

What kind, how old?

cdcox
02-12-2006, 11:11 AM
Most appliance repair can be done by someone handy with tools. I've repaired the washer, dishwasher, oven, refirgerator (for freon stuff you'd need to call a service man), to name a few. The key is to figure out what is broken, and to find a replacement part. There are on-line trouble shooting guides. Parts you can get from a Sears parts destributor in your area or an on-line parts supplier.

JBucc
02-12-2006, 11:12 AM
Is the hose thingy clogged? I don't know if that has anything to do with the heat buy mine always seems to be.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:12 AM
What kind, how old?

It's an Amana. It's not more than a few years old.

cdcox
02-12-2006, 11:13 AM
RepairClinic.com is good for trouble shooting and ordering parts.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:14 AM
Is the hose thingy clogged? I don't know if that has anything to do with the heat buy mine always seems to be.
Having the vent clogged can indeed cause the dryer not to heat properly.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:15 AM
Having the vent clogged can indeed cause the dryer not to heat properly.

Are you talking about the outer vent? The one that belches steam outside?

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:17 AM
Are you talking about the outer vent? The one that belches steam outside?
Yes. It can clog up with dryer lint and those stupid fabric softeners that people insist on using.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:18 AM
Yes. It can clog up with dryer lint and those stupid fabric softeners that people insist on using.

I'll go check it.

Bowser
02-12-2006, 11:18 AM
Are you talking about the outer vent? The one that belches steam outside?

Yes. Check the vent to make sure it's not clogged. Even if steam comes out, you could have lint built up around the vent. And you might have to snake out the exhaust line.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:19 AM
you might have to snake out the exhaust line.
Him? Snake something out?

We're talking to a virgin here, dumbass! *SLAP*

Bowser
02-12-2006, 11:20 AM
Him? Snake something out?

We're talking to a virgin here, dumbass! *SLAP*

God help the person that helps him clean his pipes.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:21 AM
God help the person that helps him clean his pipes.

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4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:22 AM
God help the person that helps him clean his pipes.
I'm pretty sure he's a hands on, do it yourself, kinda guy when it comes to "cleaning out his own pipes."

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:22 AM
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Woogy?

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:23 AM
Woogy?

THESE PIPES...ARE CLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAN!

keg in kc
02-12-2006, 11:24 AM
It's because of the porn.

ChiefButthurt
02-12-2006, 11:42 AM
The other day the dryer stopped getting hot. It just tumbles. I've been drying my clothes on hangers.

Any idea what the problem could be?

Dryer nOOb.

ChiefButthurt
02-12-2006, 11:44 AM
I was fixin my dryer while you were still shittin yellow.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:48 AM
It was indeed blocked by great clumps of lint. Now it works. Thankyou Jbucc and 4th.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:49 AM
It was indeed blocked by great clumps of lint. Now it works. Thankyou Jbucc and 4th.
Sure thing.

cdcox
02-12-2006, 11:51 AM
From RepairClinic.com

There's no heat
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring


Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.



Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.



Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)



Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

milkman
02-12-2006, 11:51 AM
Dryer nOOb.

:spock:

OK, "Dryer n00b" could very likely be the most lame ass smack ever.

A very close second would be the following:

I was fixin my dryer while you were still shittin yellow.

cdcox
02-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Never Mind.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Never Mind.
ROFL ROFL ROFL

milkman
02-12-2006, 11:54 AM
Never Mind.

Delete!! Delete!!

jspchief
02-12-2006, 11:54 AM
From RepairClinic.com

There's no heat
If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring


Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.



Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.



Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)



Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.Great idea, but it kind of ignores checking the simple stuff first. Much like cycling the power is step one in computer trouble shooting, cleaning out lint trap and exhaust is step one in dryer troubleshooting.

I'm suprised a site so in depth wouldn't mention that.

ChiefButthurt
02-12-2006, 11:55 AM
:spock:

OK, "Dryer n00b" could very likely be the most lame ass smack ever.

A very close second would be the following:

You're right. I was atempting to get even with gochiefs. I asked him a simple question the other day and he called me a nOOb. He wouldn't answer my question.

cdcox
02-12-2006, 11:55 AM
BTW, a clogged vent hose is an awsome way to burn down your (parent's) house. You may want to check it more frequently, since you know it is prone to plugging. If you have a flexible connection (looks like a slinky wrapped in plastic) make sure it doesn't have any sharp bends, or better yet, replace it with a rigid connection.

stevieray
02-12-2006, 11:55 AM
Sure thing.

:thailor:

Phobia
02-12-2006, 11:56 AM
I think your hose or the vent to the outdoors is clogged. FWIW, that's actually a fire hazard as the lint can get so hot as to combust.

cdcox
02-12-2006, 11:56 AM
Great idea, but it kind of ignores checking the simple stuff first. Much like cycling the power is step one in computer trouble shooting, cleaning out lint trap and exhaust is step one in dryer troubleshooting.

I'm suprised a site so in depth wouldn't mention that.

I guess that site isn't designed for dryer noobs.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 11:57 AM
BTW, a clogged vent hose is an awsome way to burn down your (parent's) house. You may want to check it more frequently, since you know it is prone to plugging. If you have a flexible connection (looks like a slinky wrapped in plastic) make sure it doesn't have any sharp bends, or better yet, replace it with a rigid connection.
Heh heh heh .. yeah ... fire is cool!
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milkman
02-12-2006, 11:58 AM
You're right. I was atempting to get even with gochiefs. I asked him a simple question the other day and he called me a nOOb. He wouldn't answer my question.

That's ok, I'm just bustin' yer balls.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 11:59 AM
I think your hose or the vent to the outdoors is clogged. FWIW, that's actually a fire hazard as the lint can get so hot as to combust.

Thankyou! Rep is on the way!

SPchief
02-12-2006, 12:04 PM
You're right. I was atempting to get even with gochiefs. I asked him a simple question the other day and he called me a nOOb. He wouldn't answer my question.