Question about Dryers
I think the problem is that your dryer element is likely bad. You would have to do some diagnosis steps to determine just what isn't working before you continue. I'm going to let you know that bypassing any control device that would allow the heat to be "ON" all the time while the dryer is running IS NOT a good idea, unless you want to have all your clothes badly scorched and/or burned up! (I've seen it happen!)
If you have a multimeter and are comfortable working aroung 220V-AC, you can fairly easily detemine if the heating element is bad or if it's something else. If you have seen a damaged wire, you should be able to get a replacement wire at most appliance parts centers or even at an electrical supply house, of the correct gauge and type.
I always look at the age of the appliance and the overall condition, before embarking on a repair. I always use the 60% rule - if the cost of the repair (or just the parts, as I do the repairs myself) exceed 60% of the cost for a new replacement appliance AND the appliance is more than 10 years old - I'll opt to get a new appliance.
If you can take some time to figure out what is defective or failed, you should be able to repair it for a relatively small cost. Dryers are pretty basic appliances and can normally be fixed fairly easily by most DIY'ers with some working knowledge of electricity and circuits. The trick is to know how to use a multimeter and be safe when you get to checking the functionality of everything once you restore power to the appliance.
Hope this helps you with your thought process as to what to do next.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
Bypassing is not recommended. it will blow the thermal fuse if done. the best action is to replace the wiring harness. this wire you speak of is directly connected to the timer or control board. if it is severed, it will not communicate with the element.
replacing the wiring harness will correct this issue.
The control sector is the principle initiator of all related drying functions. the motor and element receives the go command from the timer or control board, via wiring harness.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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