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Thermistor resistance should be 10K@ 77 Far..Mine is showing 13.5k @ 70 far. is that out of tolerance?

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Without a chart in front of me, I can't tell. But you can download a thermistor coefficient chart from Tranes site or any of many different manufacturers. But why don't you slowly elevate the temperature of the thermistor to 77 degrees with a thermocouple style sensor taped to it and check it specifically AT 77 degrees ? Use a hair dryer on low and wave it a couple feet away to slowly bring it up to temp while monitoring the display on your digital DVOM..

A 10,000 ohm at 77 degree thermistor is very much a standard thermistor throughout the HVAC industry. I have charts at home, but at present am not near there.

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Unplug the dryer to completely disconnect electrical power. Shut off the gas supply.

Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.

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