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Wont heat will tumble and i have checked all thermal switches all have continuty

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Hi, Did you check to see if there is 240V to the dryer? Check to see if the element has continuity. If you wanr, you can remove the front panel and check to see if the element is getting 240V.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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That thermostat your describing is the main controlling thermostat and NOT the thermal fuse however to test it the 2 with the larger wire terminals will have ZERO ohms resistiance at all times,the 2 smaller terminals will have appx.100-1000 ohms resistiance. Now then the thermal fuse will have TWO wires and mounted to the tube where the burner asm. is and it too should have ZERO ohms resistiance at all times if its good.

To test the motor the WHITE and purple wire on the motor is the run winding it will have continuty with i believe appx 10 or so ohms resistiance at all times

the start winding on the motor will also have continuty and the wires on it will be the same WHITE wire as the run winding and the orange wire

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Hello Chuck,
In addation to what you have checked here is a list of what else to check

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Timer/control board heat relay..on models w/timer check for contunity in heat circuit on timer. ON models w/control check that heat relay on board is closing and has continuty

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Having checked or replaced what you have thus far here a few things still to check

Cycling thermostat in blower housing,in addition to thermal fuse it must have continuty to be good

Timer check wiring diagram in control panel and check for continuty that are supposed to be closed when set to a normal heat cycle

Motor switch heat circuit check again with wiring diagram and see which wires on motor switch must be closed when running so dryer will heat.This a built curcuit asurring the dryer will never heat when motor is off

If your model has it check heat relay in control panel for continuty on heating circuit for relay(not the circuit that closes relay)

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HI, check the following to address this issue.


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer will not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

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