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I am working on a Westinghouse Laundromat 350 Heavy Duty dryer that only runs on one heat. The heat does not change whether the switch is in the warm or hot positions.I have a measured 7.6 amps when heating, so am not sure if this is expected on the warm or hot settings. Can you advise possible problem or provide wiring schematic

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  • zahrzdad Aug 05, 2010

    Thank you for your solution. Your explanation gave me the insight into how the circuitry worked, which made it easier to find the fault. As it turned out, the thermostat was faulty. Everything is working well now. Thanks again.

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No available schematic diagram but there are only two possible reasons why the dryer heating cannot be adjusted. First is the cycling thermostat and the second is the heating element. The cycling thermostat has a bias heater that varies its cycling time according to the temperature setting to achieve the appropriate drying temperature. Check to make sure that the dryer temperature switch is connected to the cycling thermostat bias heater. The cycling thermostat is located on the blower housing having four terminals. The bigger terminals are the main terminals while the smaller ones are the bias heater terminals. Replace the cycling thermostat if the bias heater is properly connected to the temperature switch.

The next thing to check is the heating element. Make sure it is intact and no part of it is touching any part of the heater housing or the dryer cabinet.

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