Question about Dryers
First, use a voltmeter to confirm that you have 240 volts to the outer two terminals where the cord connects onto the dryer, and 120 volts from each of the outer terminals to the center terminal. If that checks out OK, look for a broken belt. (a broken belt opens a switch to prevent the motor from running) If that is OK, look for a safety thermostat, about the size of a dime with two wires on it, usually near the top of the heating element. If no continuity there, replace it and try to improve the vent to prevent future problems with it. Newer dryers have auto reset safety thermos, but older ones didn't and they acted like a fuse and needed to be replaced if they tripped. Next time you post a problem, please list the brand and model number. Thanks.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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