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Whats wrong with my dryer?

Element stays on after drying cycle, even if door is open stays red

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  • Jorge Rendon
    Jorge Rendon Mar 30, 2015

    Hi dave cook, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

  • dave cook
    dave cook Apr 04, 2015

    heats up and dries clothes fine. once theyre dried dryer still stays hot until timer finally runs out. once you set timer element, the elementturns on and starts heating, even with the door open .heat selector swith works because i can see the element change when i change heat setti

  • dave cook
    dave cook Apr 04, 2015

    door switch works because dryer shuts off when you open the door, but the element stays on. until timer runs out.

  • dave cook
    dave cook Apr 04, 2015

    element was broke. i already replaced it.

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You may have a grounded or broken element.

Posted on Apr 04, 2015

Testimonial: "yes element was broke , replacd it already"

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Yes, get a new element. The reason it's on all the time is because the element coils have broken and one of the coils is touching the canister that encloses it. This creates a direct short to ground. By the way, the element has 120 volts to it all the time. It will only HEAT when 240 is applied through the centrifugal switch of the motor. Your 120 volts is shorting to ground... not enough amps to trip the circuit breaker, but enough to glow the element.

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SOURCE: Heating element stays on after door is opened

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

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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SOURCE: during the drying cycle, the dryer door opens

Chances are the little plastic latch keep is broken. Look at the door and locate a peice that will press into the front area where the clothes go in.
Once you see it, check the keeper and see if it is broken. The door should not just pop open.

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Try this. Set the timer. Open the door, press and hold the light switch. Rotate the drum by hand then while still holding the light switch turn on the dryer. If it starts then clos the door while removing your finger quickly. If this problem persists it could be the starter on your motor.

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