Question about Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer
The dryer stopped in the middle of the cycle. The circuit breaker is ok, not tripped, I flipped it to be certain. There is no sound at all when I push the start button. I turned it off and tried again but still there is nothing. What could I check? Is there some kind of circuit breaker in the machine itself?
There is a thermal fuse in the back of the dryer, its usually white plastic, usually with 2 lite blue wires going to it.its probally blown...you can check it with an ohm meter......but if it is blown make sure you check the vent hose to make sure it aint kinked off that usually causes them to blow. if it aint that, be sure to make sure the heating element aint shorted to the heater box.or the thermostats aint stuck....the thermal is a safety feature and something caused it to blow
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Thanks for your ideas for the solution, but after I opened everything up, I discovered the belt broke...duh!! So when in doubt, just open it up and look!
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
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The circuit breaker may be tripping because of a fault with the dryer or it may be a fault with the circuit breaker being weak.
From the description you give the circuit breakers trip frequently.
I'd suggest you first try selecting the no heat air fluff cycle and run it to see if the breaker trips. If the circuit breaker doesn't trip in air fluff then there is likely a short in the heating element.
With a clamp-on amp meter you can read the amp draw of the dryer when it is heating. With the motor and element both working you would see approximately 25-26 amperes being drawn. The breaker is rated at 30 amps. If the breaker trips and only 26 amps are being drawn then the breaker is the problem.
Try the air fluff cycle first and see if the breaker will trip. Then with additional details I may be able to help you further.
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