Not Heating Performa
Electric Dryer




Learn How To Fix A Not Heating Performa Electric Dryer 



If your problem is a not heating Performa electric dryer, you will need to check the parts shown in the videos below until you find out the part or parts that are preventing your dryer from working properly.

Most of the times is one part that is preventing the dryer from working properly, but also could be more than one part.

If you want to save time, money and headaches don't do anything with the dryer until you know the parts that you need to check according to the problem with the dryer. 

If you follow what I show you, you will be able to fix the dryer most of the times unless it cost too much to replace the parts and will be best to replace the dryer.




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Taking Apart

To fix a not heating Performa electric dryer the first thing you need to know is how to take it apart  and put it back together properly.

When you know how to dismantle the dryer, every repair becomes easier do. The hardest thing to do when making a repair is dismantling and reassembling the dryer.

So my advice to you is, learn how to dismantle and put the dryer back together properly, before trying to do the repairs.







Voltages At The Terminal Block

If your dryer is not heating, the first thing you need to check is the voltages at the terminal block. You will need to use a multimeter to check the voltages coming from the wall outlet at the terminal block behind the dryer. This is a live test with electricity and it could be very dangerous if you don't follow the instructions the way that I show you in the video.

If you are not going to follow the safety instructions, please don't even try it. I don't want you to get hurt.







Power Cord

There are 2 different power cords use on this dryer at the moment. A 3 prongs cord outlets used on the older homes and the 4 prongs power cord use on the newer homes. The cord that your dryer is going to use depends on the type of outlet in the house. The videos below will show you how to replace a 3 prongs cord with a 4 prongs cord and how to replace a 4 prongs cord with a 3 prongs cord.







Temperature Switch

This switch is used to select the temperature that you want to use to dry the clothes. A bad switch could be the cause of the dryer not heating.







The Thermostats

The thermostats are use to control the amount of heat inside of the drum to dry the clothes. They are connected in series with the heating elements circuit. If a thermostat is open when it supposed to be closed, the dryer will not produce heat.







The Timer

The timer is the brains of the dryer. All the contacts inside of the timer are use to direct electricity to all the different electrical parts inside of the dryer. With time and amount of usage of the dryer, the contact inside of the timer wear out or burn causing the timer not to work they way that is design for and could be the cause why the dryer is not heating.







The Motor

The motor is the work horse of the dryer. It is use to turn the tumbler and to complete the heating element circuit. A bad motor could be the cause of a not heating Performa electric dryer.







Motor Centrifugal Switch

This is a switch that completes the circuit to the heating element only when the motor is running. If this switch doesn't close when the motor is running, the dryer will not heat at all.

Any one of the mentioned parts could be the cause why your Performa electric dryer is not heating.

If the problem with your Performa electric dryer is that is not heating in any of the cycles that you are trying it on. You will need to check the following parts until you find out which parts is the one that needs to be replaced to get the dryer working properly again.

I am going to give you a small explanation below of the parts that you need to check but watching the videos is how you are going to learn how the repairs are done.






You will need to make sure to watch the videos a few times until you know how to fix your not heating Performa electric dryer.

Never assume that a part is bad without checking it and make sure it is bad before replacing it.

Another thing that you need to do is to learn how to check, remove and install the parts before starting to buy replacement parts.

Make sure that the company that you buy parts from give you a good return guarantee in case that you may need to return any parts.

WE recommend  Repair Clinic  for their 365 days return guarantee

Also take the purchase slip and the old part and put them in the box of the new part so in case you need to return any parts you will know where the box and the slip are.

This is the end of the not heating Performa electric dryer.








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