Question about Dryers
THIS link will explain how to get to the thermal fuse.
Don't forget to check fuses in house fuse box and confirm that you have 240 volts to the dryer main connection. Do this only if you have experience in electricals and dismantling electrical goods:
Test for 240 volts to the heating element, 240 volts to the element and no heat = bad element. The element must be physically broken to be bad. If you have no power at the heating element, remove power, remove wires to the heating element and isolate them so that they can't touch anything. Reinstall power and check each wire for power from the wire to the dryer cabinet, one wire will probably show 120 volts and the other will show zero. Make note of the color of the wire that has no power, remove power to the dryer and check the wiring diagram to find out where that color wire goes to. Example: - wires might be black and purple, if the black wire (example only) was the one that had no power, look at the wiring diagram to find out where that goes to and check only those parts, no need to check the other colored wire parts as they are working. If live volt testing scares you, try the ohm check instead.
If you do not have experience, I strongly suggest you get a professional to check the machine for you, as a lot of testing dealing with high voltages is involved.
THIS link should also be handy...
All the best!
Posted on May 10, 2008
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