Question about Dryers
Thermostat controls heat. There is also a
motor centrifulgal switch, in the element
circuit, that the motor closes to insure
the motor is turning. Try another heat
setting. There is more than one
thermostat. You may have blown the
'thermal fuse' too, which requires
replacement. The elecment has a contact in
the 'timer'circuit too.
It is possible that your element has
Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint
filter and the exhaust vent tube and all
the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Let me give you the simplest way of solving this kind of problem.
1. Start with the AC Source, is it really working, to be sure, test it with another appliance.
2. Do your use extension box? If so, is it working and is the fuse not blown?.
3. The cable for the dryer, have you checked it?, especially the mouth plug. It doesnt matter if it is still intact, it might still be burnt, cos I've seen enough cases like that, so just try and cut the plug away from the tip of the wire (If it is a fixed one) and get another plug to connect to the tip of the wire.
All these solutions are actually based on the fact that you said you are very sure you installed the new heating element correctly.
Hope this helps you out.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Check the thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) that is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.
If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation.
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