Question about Washing Machines
Try running it in a timed mode rather than an automatic one. If this works then you probably have an issue with the moisture sensor circuitry. Perhaps the repairman re-installed it incorrectly.
Did he test the heating element that was replaced? I'm betting it was good all along. If it's warranty it's an annoyance, if you paid then I'd want to check.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Can you give me the make and model number of the dryer in question. I will assume for now that it is an electric dryer and so the following should apply and be checked.
Some models use a thermal safety limiter or thermal fuse which could open the circuit to the heat element. These are used to prevent a runaway or over heat condition and are often found mounted to the blower or heater element housing. These devices are a fairly current development and may not be found on very old dryers.
The element coil could be burnt out. Dryer elements are bare wires coiled like springs, when they fail the wire will break opening the circuit. This breakage could be intermittent, only opening as the element expands as it heats. Sometimes the element coil has to be physically checked for breakages, especially where the coil goes through ceramic insulator which could hide a breakage from plain view.
Let me know what you find.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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