Question about Dryers
E heating element have got old and brittle
over time and finally gave up the ghost. But it is not always the
element. It could be one of the safety Hi-limits have blown. All parts
of the dryer will have continuity if its working properly. Test for
continuity by using a meter set on Ohms,or use a poor man's meter. You
can make your own poor man's meter by using an ordinary flashlight .
Break the circuit in the flashlight and add a couple of wires to it so
that you can make the light come on in the flashlight, that's right hot
wire that flashlight. When the bulb lights up you have a circuit! You
now have a poor man's meter. The next step is to check each little gizmo on the dryer that the wires attach to. All the limits attached to the side
of the heat element, the door switch (when door is closed) etc.should
have continuity (closed circuit)(the light should come on in the poor
man's meter) If you come across an thing near the blower housing with 2
wires attached to it, that is a thermal limit, a safety or a control
thermostat (So as not to get a false circuit you need to remove one of
the wires to each thing you check) Look for lint buildup or blocked
vent going out the house. If everything is good and you have paid the
electric bill, then the timer could be bad.
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Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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