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I put a new door switch, New on/Off switch and a new Thermo fuse. My problem is that it heats up with the door open when the timer is on any min. spot, if the timer is in the off spot the heater is off. I just did a load today and I get heat but not enough to dry cloths.

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  • mbwarner Feb 07, 2009

    There is only one way the door switch can plug in. One side is flat and the other side is round. Thanks

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If the door switch was a 3 terminal device, and all three terminals had a wire going to them, did you get the NO and NC wires connected to the right place?

You should be able to follow the circuit that can be found on the back service panel or inside the control head.

Let me know what you find or if you have any more questions.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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