Question about Washing Machines
I believe that everything else is fine rather it is the thermostat that is located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if bad replace it as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then check the dryer belt and idler pulley...Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
The most common repair on dryers is to thoroughly clean out the excess lint in the dryers venting tubes. They collect moister as well causing a sensor inside the dryer to shut down the heat
Make note the the filter that catches the lint only absorbs about 95 percent of it
The remainder is stuck inside the tubing making the exhaust to back up
This back up of exhaust is well detected by a moister control sensor that was a government regulated part manditory installed in every dryer built in the past decade. This was issued to prevent house fires from dryers with this issue happening
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
The heating element is not the most common reason for no heat. The heating element is a thick impedance, and does not break too easily. The bi-metal thermostats used in the heating group fail quite more commonly.
Before testing parts, check the thermal fuse. You can replace the fuse straight away, or you can first test it using a multimeter set on Ohms. If the multimeter reads Ohms infinity when you touch the fuse contacts with the probes, then the fuse is gone. A good fuse will read zero or low impedance.
If the fuse is OK, then you can have a defective thermostat or heating element.
In the same way you test the thermostats, thermistors or cutoff located in the heating group, near to fan and element. If they are OK, then they will be conductive at room temperature and will read zero Ohms. If they are bad they read open (infinity). You need to disconnect the part's contact to test properly.
The heating element is tested in the same way. Set multimeter on impedance, disconnect element, and touch contacts with multimeter probes. If it reads open, then element is gone. A good element reading depends on the specific model. Most washer-dryers, including Whirlpool and Maytag read between 10 and 20 Ohms.
If there is a lint filter, clean it and eventually replace it. A dirty lint filter may cause overheating and the thermostat will blow.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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