Do you know how to use an electrical test meter? If yes, check the
thermostats and the heater elements, if it is electric. If it is gas,
check the thermostat and also the electric part of te gas valve. If
you don't know how to use testers, then you need to call someone who
You may look for a reset button and press it, it may have one in the
control compartment. If your dryer is propane check to see if there is
propane in your tank.
Not enough information given for a good answer.
This happened to me one time on an older electric dryer. I was told it
was the heating element, so I promptly went to an appliance dealer and
bought one and then ended up calling a repairman. Turned out that the
problem was at my breaker box and not in the element. One of the
breakers had come "unseated" and so I was only getting 110V to the
dryer instead of 220V. Hence, the dryer would spin and such, but no
generate no heat.
Thanks for the info. My dryer is electric. Where would I be looking
for the thermostat and reset buttons.
Being that this is an old dryer am I just better off getting a new one
then getting a repairman to fix it?
Try to fix it your self first. There are appliance repair sites on the web
http://www.repairclinic.com/ is one of the better ones to start with.
If you need to call in a repair man call a few to get opinions about
repairing with there service calls and all added in and then you can do the
How old? Mom's old Maytag had the heating element in a circle all the
way around the front opening. I could just see it if I pulled the front of
the case out a bit and was at just the right angle. As she had renters
who had access to the machines, occasionally a forgotten coin would
come out of a pocket and make it through the little gap and short-circuit
the element against the case, burning it out. I replaced it myself a couple
of times before we figured out why and how it was blowing.
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