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No heat I already replaced the heating element

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  • carpenterbra Jan 30, 2009

    The old heater was not bad. The line fuse and incoming power is there. There is poweer at the thermal cut off and high limit stat but they read differently when jump tested. I'm using a test light. the thermostat may be bad so I think I am going to replace all three because I'm just guessing at this point and don't want to have to make a third trip to the parts place.

  • carpenterbra Jan 31, 2009

    you know voltage varies slightly 110-120 for a normal phase so with that in mind I had power and that's most of what i needed to evaluate. It turned out to be the thermal cut-out which seemed to show 220+- on opposite sides . Ity's all good now thanks.


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Was the old heater bad? check your fuses and /or circuit breakers fuses will show a break in the glass part, circuit breakers flip to off and then back on. some times breakers dont flip to blown section. if all o.k. test the terminal block where wire connects to dryer see if a terminal is blown. if o.k. chreck thermostats especially fuseable link inside back panel most likely fuseable link will be no good. if everything checks out youmay want to buy a repair booklet or call a repairman as the problem is very technical. good luck

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  • mike murphy Jan 30, 2009

    before buying all thermowhy not go to radio shack or a similar store and pick up a volt/ohm meter probably for a lot less than the cost of the thermostats and you will find many uses for it in the years to come.a test light is good if you only want to check if voltage is present where as a meter set on ohms can tell you if the part tested has continuity which i'm sure you know means nothing is amiss with the particular part you are testing. one more thing that just entered my brain isyou say you have line voltage to the terminal block in the dyer, but do you have 115v at the red and white wires and 115v at the white and black terminals and 230v between red and black terminals? keep me informed if you wish, you sound like you pretty much know what your doing


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