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Hello there are a few other things you can check, one would be the thermal cutout, looks like this Dryer will not heat - 2385c5d.jpg also check the centrifigal swith which is built into the motor, you can check this by bypassing the 2 large (normally red) wires to the motor, if the heater works then you are going to have to replace the motor since the switch is built into the motor. Also and I am not sure if you checked it but test the Hilimit thermostat for condinuity, if it's bad replace it. Good Luck!! if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike

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Continues to blow the high temp stat. I clean the blower and replaced the venting. I also replaced the heating coil the dryer heats up for a load and then it stopss heating. I test the high temp stat


Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.

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If your dryer isn't heating up, it's probably down to either the heating element or the thermostats. Most dryers have two thermostats and these correspond to the two temperatures that you can set your dryer to, typically "Low" and "High" on most dryers. The other cause of a cold dryer is a faulty element.
Because the element and the thermostats are closely linked, and it can be very difficult to troubleshoot if either the 'stats or the element is the cause of the problem. Therefore we recommend that you replace both the 'stats and the element at the same time.

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Elements is generally behind the back panel, may not be an element fault but a tripped stat. If you're lucky the stat will be a self resetting one and not have to be replaced just reset. Always isolate from mains before removing any covers etc.

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Whirlpool dryer overheats element high heat all heat settings

First check the heating element for short to frame. If it is not shorted remove the filter chute and clear it out. The control thermostat has 4 wires. 2 small wires come from the timer and power up a small heater inside the control thermostat making it shut down faster for perm press and knit cycles. Over time this bimetal inside the control stat won't shut down fast enough or not at all. If it won't shut down then the element will gl;ow reed and the base 250 stat on the heater chamber will shut down. If it fails to do so then the smaller one up top will trip at 300f. If it fails to trip or the filter chute is clogged the fuse skinny white plastic thing next to the control tstat will met and shut down operation.
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Dryer takes 90 minutes to dry ONE load. What do I need to check?

clean lint out of vent first. then check heat stats and make sure vent is not blocked or kinked. if dryer cannot vent hi-temp. heat stat. will cut power to element, when it cools off element re energizes heats up and heat stat cuts power again. this causes a long time to dry. could be other things, but this is most likely

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How do you fix the heating element in an amana front loading dryer?

are u sure its the heating element? there are several other parts that are much chaper that typicaly go out and cause the heating element to go out

you have a bad t-stat or a bad heating element most likley a bad t-stat

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The thermal cut-off , which is the small t-stat looking piece located at the top of the element housing ( on vertical mount elements ) or the far front of the element housing ( on horizontal mount elements ) , is usually the cause for no heat .

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Most likely it is the element. The only way to be sure is to visually inspect it.

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Poorly heating clothes dryer

Best way to test the elements and stats is to disconnect each one in turn, and with your meter set on the ohms range ,test each one in turn for continuity, you should get F.S.D.(full scale deflection) on each component.
Another way to test the element, is to bypas the stats, and connect the 240v suplly directly to the element, it should get red hot, but do not leave it on for more than a few seconds..
If it had gone down to earth, then theoretically it should trip the circuit breaker.
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Check thermostat Make sure you are getting power to the element and stat.

If not , then timer probably faulty

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