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Clothes dryer It is actually a Hotpoint TDL 30 Dryer Not heating up, elements seem ok but i think one thermostat is gone, tried continuity. i assume these Stats. switch off when too hot, can you explain how the two stats. work Thanks

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These t'stats are in series with the element monitoring temp's at different locations and are rated for different temperatures. When they are "satisfied", they close the circuit and allow power to the element. When dis-satisfied they "open" the circuit, thereby killing power to the element. If you are reading infinity on one or both of these t'stats when they are room temp, it indicates a failed component and must be replaced. Don't forget to OHM out your element, too. If you read anything other than infinite resistance, it's OK.

Posted on Aug 11, 2007

  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell Aug 17, 2007

    Can you explain how my explanation of thermostats was not helpful to you? Did I not answer your question? Hmmm. Posting to a tough crowd...

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