Inglis dryer not heating. In a rush to get out of the house, sometimes you can run out of time for an entire load of laundry. If the dryer stops in its tracks or your clothes take significantly longer than expected, this could indicate that issues with your heating system are to blame.
Luckily Inglis dryers feature thermal fuses, safety devices designed to save the delicate components inside your unit from overheating and ultimately catching on fire.
They do just as their name suggests they fuse when they sense heat once they’ve reached their threshold temperature in order to adjust the rate of flow and keep temperatures within safe limits.
Here’s what you can do if one goes off: Make sure there isn’t too much laundry inside or you’ll have to raise the door slightly so it doesn’t create lint build-up on the bottom switch.
Inglis dryer not heating
In this article, you’ll find more details on how to fix Inglis dryer, not heating problems.
Defective Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is a safety measure that helps keep the dryer running safely when it gets overly hot.
The thermal fuse is responsible for opening the circuit in order to prevent the dryer from overheating and catching on fire.
The fuse can be located near the exhaust vent or at the heating element, depending on the model. Test continuity with a multimeter to determine if it’s defective and requires replacement if there is no continuity because this could mean your dryer’s airflow is restricted.
Dryers with gas burners may have an igniter option. This device is used to ignite the gas and then regulate it so that the dryer heats up uniformly.
The igniter fuse wears out over time, so if your gas burners aren’t igniting properly, you can easily replace them and save yourself a hefty chunk of money versus buying a new dryer.
Replacement is usually as simple as turning off your dryer, disconnecting the wires, and removing the old one before connecting the wires to the new part.
Gas Valve Solenoid failure
Gas dryers usually have two or more gas valve coils. The thermostats in the gas valve coils open their ports to let gas into the burner assembly. If a solenoid fails, then gases will not be released and the dryer won’t heat up.
To find out if one or more of the valves is defective, test to see if it triggers the ignition of a nearby electrical coil that lights one of the burners underneath. If there is no sign of illumination after triggering the igniter, one or more of your valves might be broken.
We recommend replacing them as part of a set to minimize further damage when they could all need fixing shortly after each other due to being manufactured by different people at different times with varying quality control levels!
The heating element does not have continuity
A clothes dryer builds up lint over time, which can cause it to run inefficiently or stop working altogether. The heating element in the dryer accumulates lint that must be wiped away occasionally.
Be sure not to let the cleaning extend for an excessive length of time as the excess heat could damage internal components.
Cleaning with a vacuum attachment is ideal, but be sure to unplug the dryer first because there may be a lingering electric current that could still burn you even though the machine is switched off.
Replace Flame Sensor
In a gas dryer, the flame sensor detects the flame that heats the dryer. Without the sensor sensing flame, there is no heat. First, make sure that the igniter and thermal fuse are fine.
If they are just as faulty as your flame sensor, you need to open up your mechanical panel and verify continuity with a multimeter at room temperature. Keep in mind that if the unit does not have continuity at room temperature, replace the faulting component with a new one.
Incoming Power issue
If your dryer is not heating, then you may have an incoming power problem. Dryers need two legs of 120 volts AC equaling 240 volts.
It is not uncommon for only one fuse or breaker to trip resulting in the dryer being able to run but not heat. The fuse box or circuit breaker should be checked or voltage measured at the outlet using a multi-meter.
Problem with Timer
If the dryer doesn’t heat, check all of its more common issues before you proceed to replace the timer. Test the timer by using a multimeter and compare it against the wiring diagram if it is defective.
If you find that everything else is connected properly then you should be able to chalk up this problem as a faulty timer.
Inspect the Main Control Board
The main control board is most likely at fault. However, it’s rare to have a problem with this alone. Before replacing the main control board, try checking for less rare causes such as your lower-voltage boards.
With all other components working perfectly as far as you can tell when tested, replace the mainboard. (The control board isn’t easily testable but you can try to inspect it for signs of burning or shorted-out components.)