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Dryer dyer heating elment comes on then clicks goes off then comes on

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  • zippo54 Dec 09, 2007

    when selecting the timer option the dryer starts runs for 30 secs then stops

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Most heating elements will come on and go off to the setting of the thermostat.  These ratings depend on the make and model of the unit itself.  If it seems to be short-cycling (going on and off very fast) then you probably have a faulty thermostat, or even a bad timer.  Dont know what type of unit it is.  You also may want to check the element itself.  Sometimes they can break and touch each other even momentarily.  Let me know if you need further information, and let me know what kind of unit it is.  Good Luck!!!    Jim

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