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Dryer starts, then stops, beeping 3 times.

I have seen other comments re: this problem. I have not taken any corrective actions yet, eg, replace even heat board. I did not notice the 3-beep reference in any other listing. It does actually run for anywhere between 1 and 3 minutes. It does NOT stop when I set the setting to "Air fluff / no heat". Does "Even heat control board" seem most likely candidate? Are there other symptoms I should be looking for?

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  • Robert Kleinberg May 29, 2007

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    After cleaning everything I could find, even running without the exhaust vent, I still had a problem. I removed the Console assembly and found Technical instructions. In it was actually listed the problem above, in particular mentioning the 3 beeps. This indicates (1) failed Thermistor, (2) Evenheat control. I also have a Sears Dryer repair manual. After digging through that, I found the method for testing the Thermister (nust read 0 - continuity - on an Ohmmeter). After testing the Thermister, I found it did not meet the continuity test. I also tested the Thermal fuse - it did meet the continuity test. At this point I have ordered replacement Thermister from Repair Clinic.

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Seems that the most likely problem is that it is overheating and triggering safety cut out. Most likely reason is that the airflow is somehow blocked. Check filtering and air entry and outlets for blockages, lint build up etc..

Posted on May 27, 2007

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