Question about Dryers
All thermals and stats are ok
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I've got a Whirlpool AWZ3413
check for the thermal fuse on the blower wheel housing,it will be about an inch long by 1/4 inch wide it will be white in color with a plastic body and attached to the housing by one 1/4 inch hex screw and have 2 terminals on each end,as for the other thermostats in the unit you can bypass these with a jumper wire of the appropriate size to test them individually,but if you have no heat at all then these would show open all the time,just if you have heat then it goes uot,then it could be an intermittant thermostat,the thermal fuse is a one shot fuse,when it opens you need to replace it
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
There are two thermistors (thermal sensors) in this dryer; one is the outlet thermistor located on the blower housing and the other is the inlet thermistor located on the heating element housing as an integral part of the high-limit thermostat.
These thermistors are negative coefficient type and monitors the dryer temperature on their locations according to their resistance which varies inversely with the temperature. The resistance drops as the temperature rises and rises as temperature drops.
One or both of the thermistors has an open connection or high resistance which makes the electronic control board thinks that the dryer temperature is low no matter how high it is. The electronic control board then doesn't cycle the heater relay and continue to turn on the heating element. The dryer temperature continues to rise and this blows the thermal fuse.
Make sure the thermistors are connected snugly. Remember that loose or open connection means high (infinite) resistance which makes the electronic control thinks of low dryer temperature. Measure the resistance of each thermistor then refer to the tables below. Replace the thermistor if the resistance reading doesn't comply with the table.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2011
I had the same problem. It's as simple as a piece of plastic that broke off from inside the user interface housing which is what depresses when you push the start button. Since it broke, clicking on the start button did nothing.
To fix it, I just superglued the piece back together and it works perfectly again.
Posted on Sep 17, 2012
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