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Heat eliminte come on when turning the timer on and before turning on

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The heating element could be grounded. I would unplug the dryer and inspect the element to see if its touching metal.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

Testimonial: "George Thank you for your help. You where correct . After looking into more I found one of the ceramic brackets broke and the element sticking against the metal. Thanks again, Rick"

  • Richard Wheeker Oct 27, 2012

    it wasn't doing this before. I had to install a High temp thermostat in because the motor wood not come on ??

  •  George Michael Smith
    George Michael Smith Oct 27, 2012

    The temperature thermastat prevents the drier from getting to hot. Im still leaning towards a grounded element.

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The heating element coil is most likely touching the grounded metal enclosure and running on 120 volts. It's a potentially dangerous situation! You will need to replace the coil ASAP.

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