If your clothes dryer isn’t getting hot, it’s time to call in an expert – like the team at Kimball Appliance Parts & Service.
Finding the source of the problem and providing an effective fix can be difficult without advanced knowledge and experience in clothes dryer repair. A number of issues could be to blame and, if you take the do-it-yourself repair approach, you could damage the appliance and potentially cause injuries or even a house fire.
To repair a dryer that isn’t heating usually requires the replacement of one or more of specialized appliance parts.
An electric dryer gets hot when electricity flows through the heating element. If this part is defective, the coil inside won’t produce heat.
The cycling thermostat turns the heating element on and off in order to control the machine’s temperature. When it malfunctions, the dryer won’t get hot.
Some electric dryers use sensors to regulate the temperature inside the drum. If any of these sensors have damage, the machine won’t heat properly.
A gas dryer creates heat when the igniter reaches the maximum temperature and triggers the gas valve. With a cold machine, a malfunctioning igniter could be the culprit.
Radiant Flame Sensor
The lack of heat in a gas dryer could be due to the radiant flame sensor. If this appliance part is failing, the igniter may not function as it should.
Gas Control Valve
Replacing the igniter or flame sensor may not be the right approach to clothes dryer repair. Damage in the gas valve itself could also prevent the machine from getting hot.
Gas Valve Coils
Electric coils operate the gas control valve in modern dryers. If one or more of the coils isn’t working, the valve won’t open and the machine won’t heat up.
The timer located inside the dryer console turns the electric contacts on and off to control the heat circuit. When this appliance part has a defect, no heat is produced.
High Limit Thermostat
This appliance part helps prevent a dryer from overheating. When it’s tripped, the circuit to the gas valve or heating element is interrupted, so the dryer doesn’t get hot.
Like the high limit thermostat, this appliance part helps prevent your dryer from overheating. If the thermal fuse is blown, the machine will not make any heat.
Seek Expert Help for Your Clothes Dryer Repair
If your machine isn’t heating up, determining which part is the right one to replace requires training and expertise. For a professional diagnosis and prompt, affordable clothes dryer repair in Utah or Colorado, call on Kimball Appliance Parts & Service.
Our highly-skilled team has decades of experience in appliance repair, and we service all major brands and models of household appliances – including products from Viking Range Corporation and Scotsman Ice Systems.
We have a vast selection of manufacturer-authorized replacement parts on-hand at our Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, service centers. Contact Kimball Appliance Parts & Service today to schedule a service call for your clothes dryer repair.