Dryer Heat Adjustments?

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Old 11-07-19, 08:47 AM
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Dryer Heat Adjustments?

I have a 220V Dryer. It has about 4 temp ranges, identified by fabrics Etc. also ID. indicating (High Heat) , (Air Dry) Etc. For some reason the delicate knits (Low Heat) is Super high!!!
When I peak in the back of the machine I can see the coils and notice the different levels of heat by how red they get especially on the one that is suppose to be low?
Is there an adjustment or some way to calibrate this?
 
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Old 11-07-19, 12:12 PM
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Need a make and model number.

There are a number of ways that the heat output is regulated so that is why a make and model are needed.

Also you said it is Super high does this mean that it is higher than High Heat?
 
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Old 11-07-19, 01:50 PM
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The heat setting has no effect on how hot the heater is. The heating element is only one circuit.
The thermostat controls the "on" time of the element. The most effective way of measuring the actual heat is to use a thermometer on the exhaust line.
 
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Old 11-09-19, 12:54 PM
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Kenmore
Model # 110-646-42400
Type DWJR ELE 240-6028
Plus serial number if need be.
Thx for the responses PJ and Manden
 
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Old 11-09-19, 05:35 PM
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OK there are a couple things I can tell you even though I do not have a wiring diagram for this exact unit.

It is actually made by Whirlpool.
The Model is 110.64642400
I looked up the cycling thermostat on the blower. It is a 4 wire so 2 wires are the thermostat contacts, the other two are a internal heater. This heater is turned on for lower heat settings. It adds heat to the thermostat so the thermostat cycles off more often and this results in the heater cycling off more and therefore less heat.
The thermostat internal heaters are usually around 7,000 ohms.
If this heater is blown then you get high heat on all settings except air only.

Take a look in the control console, they like to store tech sheets there.
 
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Old 11-10-19, 05:07 AM
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To add to what Manden said there is just a little difference between high and low heat usually about 10 to 20 degrees. The only way to get a true reading is a thermometer in the exhaust duct.If working right on high heat it will heat to about 165 and than cycle down to about 100 to 120.and repeat. If dryer seems to get to hot usually because of a clogged vent to outside. I'm trying to remember I think low heat was about 150. VENT, VENT , VENT. Is the most important of the dryer operation.
There is no adjustment for heat other than replacing
thermostat and that will only give you factory settings.
 
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