Question about Dryers
I ordered a thermal cutoff kit that came with the high temp thermostat. I am unsure about wiring. For both thermostats there is a solid red wire and red wire with a white stripe.
For the thermal cutoff, neither post is marked, but there is a red stripe on the metal base next to one tab. Is this for the solid red wire?
For the high temp thermostat, there is a post marked X. Is this for the solid red wire?
The thermal cut off wires do not matter how you put them on.. The high limit is wired in series with the heating element.one red thick wire to element the wh/red top side of the high limit stat out of the high limit sat(other side) then goes to the other side of the heating element
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
Hi have a nice day.
The two wires from the dryer are routed in series with the thermal fuse, high limit thermostat and heating element.
When the dryer gets poor venting, the thermal limit is supposed to open up first protecting the thermal fuse and heater from burning up, thermal limit opens at 350 degrees, fuse at 250 degrees.
Also, the thermal limit is designed to stay open for a long enough period to let things cool down before it closes again.
See also a wiring diagram
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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