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My dryer stopped heating is it the thrmostate or heating element?

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SOURCE: Maytag dryer heating element does not turn off when tumbling stop

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Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Most likely a bad heating element and or bad thrmostats. you'll need to check these by ohming out after removing the rear panel to your dryer.

NOTE: The heating circuit should be troubleshot with the dryer UNPLUGGED. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off. Resistance readings are as follows:

Heating Element (located inside heater box) – remove the two leads from the ceramic terminals on the heating element and take a reading across the terminal points. It should read 9 - 13 ohms.

Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) (mounted to the heater box.) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

Hi-Limit Thermostat (mounted to the heater box, closest to the heating element leads) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

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Check the following to address this issue.




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A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
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