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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2008, 08:19:59 AM »
those are OK
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2008, 08:22:53 AM »
what else can make only half the heater element work?
i am very confused!! :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2008, 08:25:12 AM »
is there a wiring diagram in the machine anywhere that you could scan/upload ?
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2008, 09:09:20 AM »
So are you showing 240 volts at the heater or not?
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2008, 09:11:31 AM »
So are you showing 240 volts at the heater or not?

yes i am :)
i am not 100% sure how to check this properly though
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2008, 09:15:59 AM »
Then the heater should be hot, right?
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2008, 09:20:11 AM »
the element has 4 coils, on low heat only 1 coil glows red, on high heat only 2 coils glow red.  i would of thought that on low heat setting 2 coils should glow and on high heat setting all 4 would glow.

it basically makes some heat but not enough to dry anything.

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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2008, 02:21:42 PM »
sorry no schematic in the dryer, and an internet search to no avail :'(

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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2008, 02:42:06 PM »
The cheapest thing to fix is them 2 white discs on the top (the limit switches.) Why not replace them and see if she fires off?
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2008, 02:23:59 PM »
The cheapest thing to fix is them 2 white discs on the top (the limit switches.) Why not replace them and see if she fires off?

is it possible to directly bypass the limit switches to test the dryer?

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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2008, 04:48:40 PM »
yes, for testing purposes, or measure the voltage across them (should be 0 volts), and determine why it blew the thermal device.
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2008, 09:45:01 PM »
What I do is jumper the discs. WARNING: be sure you jumper parts that will not fry the wiring harness. I once jumpered a filter mounted on back of a GE timer because I was at a loss as to why the dryer would not heat( everything checked out). I fryed the whole dang wiring harness.
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2008, 11:16:17 AM »
i eliminated the limit switches by removing them and connecting the wires, this made no difference to the heat being made.
here is 2 pics of half my heater element working, these pics were taken on full heat setting by the way.




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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2008, 02:45:04 PM »
Use your wiring diagram to see where the dead element is fed from. The answer is right there. Each element is powered separately, it appears. A switch or timer contact must be where the deficit is. Only you can determine this with your diagram. (put those limits back on!)

There's no use asking any further questions unless you have the diagram. We don't know how it's wired.
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Re: Creda dryer runs but makes only a little heat
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2008, 03:46:57 PM »
You have bypassed the heater safetys and nothing changed. the control thermostats are located in front under the lint filter on a lot of hotpoint dryers.this one is kinda weird.
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