You may not have come to think of it, but doing the dryer repair all by yourself is not a hard task, however, an expert’s advice may always be needed. The most common and extremely maddening dryer problem is that when it fails to produce heat. Heat is very essential because basically, it is the one that dries our clothes. You can see below the three most vital features of your dryer that you must examine in order to see if it is time that it must be fixed or not.
1. Heating Components
If the dryer fails to generate heat, be sure to check first its heating components. In electrically powered dryers, heat is produced by the heating element which is situated at the front or rear panel considering the brand and model of the dryer. The heating element is a loop of heating wire placed inside a metal compartment. This loop of wire will heat up once the electricity will flow through it. To know if this part is malfunctioning or not, make use of a multi-meter to know its continuity. Of course, you have to change this part once you have confirmed that it is defective.
2. Maximum Thermostat
This is the next part that you must check if the dryer is malfunctioning. High-limit thermostat is a security device connected to the heating chamber and is generated to avert the dryer from sweltering when the exhaust vent is constrained. A constrained vent will instigate the activation of the high-limit thermostat, butting in the route to the gas valve or heating chamber. To examine this, cut off the power source and utilize a multi-meter thermostat to determine its continuity.
3. Radiant Flame Measuring Device
This is the last part that must be checked. This component is generated to detect heat from the burner flame or igniter of gas dryers. This is situated next to the igniter. Its main purpose is to sense heat coming from the igniter which triggers the gas valve to unseal. This also senses heat coming from burner flame which also triggers the gas valve to open. However, if the sensor is not working, either the igniter will not light up or the gas valve will not open. So if the igniter fails to glow, be sure to examine the radiant flame sensor with a multi-meter.