04:49PM | 04/17/07
Member Since: 08/10/05
49 lifetime posts
I have an Inglis commercial electric dryer (model TO-81001) which does not seem to be giving off enough heat. Normally when I open the door at the end of a load its very hot, but instead its just warm and the clothes not fully dry. I can see an orange glow at the inside back of the machine when I open the door.

I did some searching online and found that its most likely a lint build up or faulty heating element. Is there a way to test if the element is partially burnt out? I only have one working heating element for the delicate cycle (the regular cycle one burnt out and I haven't replaced it yet). Is there anything else I should be testing?



06:28PM | 04/17/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** I did some searching online and found that its most likely a lint build up or faulty heating element. **

Poor or partially plugged venting is the most common cause of poor heating complaints. It can also be easily ruled out as a possibility (see the following link).

- How long can my dryer vent be?


** Is there a way to test if the element is partially burnt out? **

An element either works or it doesn't. The only time it should heat less than it is suppose to would be if it was shorted to ground and only receiving 120 volts instead of the 240 it normally operates on. Being shorted to ground can be tested for or even determined by a visual inspection of it, making sure no part of the coil was touching a ground (eg. its metal housing).


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



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