Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
That thermal limiter (no fuse just this) is not likely the cause of no heat in running dryer. . Dryer will not run at all when that blows. He said safety thermostat most likely culprit. (don't know if he turns a wrench or just looks in books)...true or false?
Safety thermostat, IS, thermal limit, IS thermal fuse, IS overtemperature cutout,
and probably half a dozen other names for the same item
The most common cause is burn out of the thermal cut-out. These are a small screw on device on the exhaust duct, when exhaust air reaches too high a temperature, like a blockage, they fail before a fire.
Clean the exhaust ducts all the way to the outside wall, lots of vent hoods block over time. then examin the exhaust duct for devices that look like this or like this with wires connected to the terminals. there may be 2(hi lo), test with a flashlilght bulb & battery, or ohmmeter
no conductivity, replace,
they are not resettable.
There are only a few different kinds the local parts guy will have them. take the dud one for him to match.
Remove the plug from the wall before doing anything, remove the wires from the terminals before testing.
This is is the circuit for a kenmore dryer 24032,
220V overtemp cutout in the bottom right corner, is NOT connected to the 110V motor circuit.
The motor still runs when the cutout has blown
Sears sells you a $20 part,
arranges a $200 home service call,
somebody gets an attaboy for upsaling
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
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