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Heating element replaced. Worked one load and back or dryer seemed very hot. Turned off and later ran on low. Next load no heat.

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    Lauri Garber Aug 04, 2010

    I will show your solution to the service man who has already replaced the heating element twice.

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Hi.

There is either a problem with the thermostats that turn off the heating element, or the heating element is plugged (elements has contact to ground and stays always on).

Heating element and thermostats are tested reading Ohms with a multimeter set at Rx1. If the circuit is open (Ohms stay infinite), then the part is defective.

If the machine overheated, then the element may be gone again. Test reading Ohms.

Also replace the thermostats (there should be two or three of them), unless the element had a contact, the most common cause for overheating is a shorted thermostat.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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