Question about Kenmore 62872 Electric Dryer
The thermal fuse on the blower housing is most likely blown resulting in the motor not running. Unplug the dryer and disconnect the thermal fuse wires and tape them together or jump a wire between them to bypass the thermal fuse. After the thermal fuse is bypassed, plug the dryer back in start it. The motor should start if the thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced. Otherwise, the problem is either the timer, motor, or start switch which will need further troubleshooting to determine exactly which among them is the culprit.
Regarding the automatic turning on of the heating element,it is obvious that there's a short circuit or wiring fault. The heating element only turns on when the motor is running because of the centrifugal switch for the heating circuit that is activated by the motor.
Check to make sure that no part of the heating element coil is touching its housing. The heating element turns on automatically when the dryer is plugged in if a coil part touches the housing. Review the wiring connections by referring to the wiring diagram and the illustration below. Take note of the wire colors in the diagram. Only the initial of the colors are used to label the wires in the diagram.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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