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Heating element on

I went into my laundry room the other day and even though no laundry had been done for days the room was hot.
I investigated and it seems the heating element is stuck on even though unit is not running.
Any ideas???

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  • vjreiners Jan 13, 2009

    Thanks for the help I t sounds like the centrifugal switch. My wife just told me that if she unplugs the dryer and then runs it on Air Fluff only then when the drum stops the element has never come on.(which is normal) If she then runs it in normal dry mode when the door is opened the drum stops but the element continues to heat.

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Two possibilities, the element has shorted to ground and must be replaced or the centrifufal switch in the drive motor has frozen contacts.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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