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Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer Stays Warm

Please help. I had a lightening strike a few days ago which messed up many of my appliance including my Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer. I pressed the reset button on my heating elemint after it wouldn't heat and it started heating. Problem fixed right? Wrong. Now the dryer element continually stays warm even when it isn't running thru a cycle. I have to unlug the dryer every time after I dry my cloths to stop the element from heating. I haven't take out the element for inspection yet but will do so tomorrow. Does any one out there have any suggestions for repair. Thanks in advance. Any help will be much appreciated.

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  • MikeyPix Aug 25, 2007

    Thanks for the help. I chesh all of the elements which are 4 offset rows of about 4 inch springs. I inspected all of them carefully 3 times and did not find on that was broken. Do you have any other suggestions? Again, thanks in advance. Any help will be much appreciated.

  • Steve Jan 03, 2009

    I had the exact same problem with my Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Dryer. Even when turned off, the clothes were always warm when I emptied the dryer no matter how long it had been since the dryer completed the cycle.

    SolutionGuy was right on the money. I unplugged the dryer and removed the heating element. Just as he had described, one of the coils in the front had broken off and had fallen against the case. Because it was only half an inch from the top, I was able to stretch the spring coil and reattach it and then removed the broken tip. The dryer works fine. Thanks!!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    mcg8000aww top box always a little warm, even when both top and bottom are off. Inside top back wall warm. Sounds like a heating element is on. Only if I unplug it does it cool off.Thx in advance for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    mcg8000aww top box always a little warm, even when both top and bottom are off. Inside top back wall warm. Sounds like a heating element is on. Only if I unplug it does it cool off.Thx in advance for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    mcg8000aww top box always a little warm, even when both top and bottom are off. Inside top back wall warm. Sounds like a heating element is on. Only if I unplug it does it cool off.Thx in advance for your help.

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Yes, get a new element. The reason it's on all the time is because the element coils have broken and one of the coils is touching the canister that encloses it. This creates a direct short to ground. By the way, the element has 120 volts to it all the time. It will only HEAT when 240 is applied through the centrifugal switch of the motor. Your 120 volts is shorting to ground... not enough amps to trip the circuit breaker, but enough to glow the element.

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