Why a Dryer Does Not Dry Clothes
Chris in Mississippi asks: Why did our dryer quit blowing hot air?
Clothes Dryer Problem
Electrical Question: Why did our dryer quit blowing hot air?
Our dryer quit blowing hot air last weekend and we replaced with a refurbished one and it is having the same issue. We had an electrician check and the plug is getting appropriate electricity. Any idea what could cause two dryers to do this (all fuses thermostats etc show continuity).
This electrical wiring question came from Chris, a Homeowner in Southaven, Mississippi.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Chris.
Problem with a Clothes Dryer
Application: Problem with a Clothes Dryer.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Licensed HVAC Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Clothes Dryer, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Clothes Dryer should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Southaven, Mississippi. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Reviewing the Electrical Question:
- Our dryer quit blowing hot air last weekend and we replaced with a refurbished one and it is having the same issue. We had an electrician check and the plug is getting appropriate electricity.
- Chris, from the information you have provided, Make sure the dryer vent is clear and not obstructed. A clogged dryer vent will prevent air from exhausting which will prevent the dryer from heating. Please note that a clogged dryer vent could also be a potential fire hazard, therefore it is essential to have the dryer vent cleaned out.
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