My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You never explained what the problem was. Dryer not running? No heat? Dryer shutting down. It could be as simple as cleaning out your dryer hot air distribution manifold. A dryer will not run if you do not have good air flow due to lint blockage. A dryer will not run if you have a bad door switch. You can Ohm components out with a multi-meter, setting the meter to the lowest Ohms (Omega Symbol). You should get a reading of "0" if the component is good.
1.) Dryer Door Switch - This switch replaces your dryer door's switch.
- You may need to remove your dryer's lint screen and lint screen housing before lifting its top panel to reach its existing switch.
- Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation.
This Dryer Door Switch part #3406107 Cost $20.00
Dryer Door Switch - Unplug the dryer before replacing the door switch.
This Dryer Door Switch part #279782 Cost: $22.00
Thermal Cut-Off- This component is located on your heating element housing,. you may be able to access it at your hot air distribution manifold in the back of your unit.
When replacing your dryer's fuse, replace its thermostat, too. The thermostat should have prevented the dryer's existing fuse from blowing. The high-limit thermostat is functional to 250 degrees (Fahrenheit) and the thermal cut-off fuse to 360 degrees (Fahrenheit).
Install the fuse in your dryer's heater element housing box. Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation
Part #: 3977394 Cost: $33.00
The high-limit thermostat replaces your dryer's thermostat.
- The thermostat is functional to 250 degrees (Fahrenheit).
- Install the thermostat in your dryer's heater element housing box. Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation.
This High-Limit Thermostat part #3390291
Hot Air Distribution Manifold:
This is in the back of your dryer and easily unbolted. If you are plugged up with lint your unit will shut down. Remove this component and clean the lower discharge end.
So, tell me what the problem is, and I will tell you how to fix it.
Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA