Possibly something grounding the element to the housing. what brand of dryer do you have? GE/Hotpoint dryers are good at allowing things like underwires from a bra to get into the element area and ground out the element. or possibly the element has broken and the broken end has fallen against the housing. hope this helps
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do you have heat?does it stay hot while in coll down?if so your heating element is grounded,open the door,look up and remove the two screws holding the top panel in place,pick top panel up just a little and move it to the left that should remove the top panel, put it on cool down or no heat and run it,if the heat stays on this is your problem the element is sagging and touching the metal cover around the element,the way the timer works is on timed dry it counts down like a clock until it turns off when on more or less or auto same thing the dryer starts,the heat comes on and when it hits temp. the heat shuts off when the heat is off the timer will advance to off when the heat starts again the timer stops,if the element isn't grounded then you still could have a bad element there are two elements in your dryer if one is broke the timer won't advance or some have only one element so if the timer doesn't advance you probably have no heat or a bad cycling thermostat or a bad sensor up front where the lint filter is.you'll have to check them with a meter.first thing to check is the heater located behind the drum.
see this causes and fix it. God bless you Timer
The timer could be the problem. To check this, turn the timer to a timed
cycle say 30 minutes or so then time it. If in 30 minutes the timer
hasn't moved and the dryer is still on, the timer is bad and needs replacing. If in 30 minutes the dryer is off, the heating element is your problem
This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some
dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not
advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat
inside the tub. Replace the Heating Element.
Either the centrifugal switch on the drive motor is stuck in the ON position or the heating element is broken and shorted out on the heater canister. You did not post a model number. Therefore I can not assist in accessing these parts. All dryers are made differently. Appliance model numbers are a must.
The model number you put up is for a gas dryer, but you said element, so I'm assuming it is actually electric.
If this is in fact an electric dryer, you most likely have a heating element that has shorted to the case. There is a small chance that something else in that circuit has shorted to ground but I doubt it.
If this actually is a gas dryer, please discontinue use immediately and get a licensed tech over there to look at it.
remove the back of dryer and remove the heating element from the heater box,check to see if the wires in the box are touching the heater box walls any where,this would make the element stay on all the time,also check the high temp thermostat on the left side bottom,this is the on off thermo for the heating element-mike
I would advise to inspect the high limit thermostat. this device may be defective. this will cause the element to continue to operate when the unit is off as well. If the thermostat is operating correctly, replace the timer.
Strange. Heaters usually shut down with the spinning drum when door is open. If you check the schematic for unit you can check to see if in fact this is correct operation. Attached site usually has schematics for appliances. You might want to check. Search Over 2 1 Million Appliance Parts