Question about Dryers
What causes the dryer heating to cycle off and on is the cycling thermostat. Therefore, the cycling thermostat is malfunctioning if the dryer doesn't cycle off and on in the right temperature. Verify this by bypassing the cycling thermostat located on the blower housing alongside with the thermal fuse.
Make sure power is disconnected then disconnect the cycling thermostat wires and connect them together. Insulate the connection properly then reconnect power and start the dryer. If the dryer continues to heat up and seems to overheat, the cycling thermostat is indeed malfunctioning and needs to be replaced. Do not run the dryer fro long with the cycling thermostat bypassed or else you will end blowing up the thermal fuse, thermal cut-off, and/or the high-limit thermostat.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2011
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