Question about Dryers
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back of the machine and try to
locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find
the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove
the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it
is faulty. If the heating coil is ok, then: You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing
the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape. If the coil heats up then replace
the thermostat/thermistor. DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause
a fire, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine. I will include these two web
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Posted on May 13, 2010
Maybe what 5, 10 years old at the most. Unplug the dryer and look for air blockages. That will give you a clue if it is the heater element or the limits mounted on the heater chamber. Overheating causes these guys to kick out. The dryer itself will still run. If their is severe blockage to the filter housing the thermal fuse will get in the act and kill all power to the dryer through the door circuit. You say it runs so ts get down to the nitty gritty. Unplug the dryer and take the back dust cover off. There you will find the heater and limits on the right and the filter chute and blower with thermal limit. Lets look at your heaterIt mounts on bottom and easier to take out than older ones was
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
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