why has my tumble dryer stopped getting hot?



Question by Confused girly: why has my tumble dryer stopped getting hot?
It’s tumbling but not getting hot or drying. It’s one of the tumble dryers that have a filter.

Best answer:

Answer by JustBecause
Your heating element went out you need to call a repair man. What did you think it just got hot because of magic?

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7 Responses to why has my tumble dryer stopped getting hot?

  1. Its Me says:

    The heating element has probably went out.

  2. Kerie K says:

    Your heating element went out …. :( Sorry!

  3. brian says:

    well it could be your heating element but it could also be a bad thermal disc or a wire come loose or burned in two could be you vent is stopped up and the dryer is over heating and then it turns off the heat . heating elements rarely burn out . people always think its not heating the element is out there are many things that can cause it not to heat. find you a good local repair man and he will be able to fix it a lot cheaper than you can replace it.

  4. Boe says:

    bad thermocouple or heating element. Id lean more toward the heating element. Which is the most common part to fail.

  5. brb says:

    what brand man? if it’s turning but not getting hot i know it’s not an amana dryer with a bad thermal cut-off, but that’s about the most i can tell you. post a model number man.

    heating elements fail, but it’s usually a fuse or thermostat that’s bad. if it’s a gas dryer it could be the coils or the ignitor.

  6. jeffrey m says:

    the heat element got burned out

  7. fostrow55 says:

    sounds like a faulty heat element

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