Please help. I had a lightening strike a few days ago which messed up many of my appliance including my Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer. I pressed the reset button on my heating elemint after it wouldn't heat and it started heating. Problem fixed right? Wrong. Now the dryer element continually stays warm even when it isn't running thru a cycle. I have to unlug the dryer every time after I dry my cloths to stop the element from heating. I haven't take out the element for inspection yet but will do so tomorrow. Does any one out there have any suggestions for repair. Thanks in advance. Any help will be much appreciated.
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Re: Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer Stays Warm
Yes, get a new element.
The reason it's on all the time is because the element coils have broken and one of the coils is touching the canister that encloses it. This creates a direct short to ground.
By the way, the element has 120 volts to it all the time. It will only HEAT when 240 is applied through the centrifugal switch of the motor. Your 120 volts is shorting to ground... not enough amps to trip the circuit breaker, but enough to glow the element.
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hi how are you...my name is michael...you said you reset the manuel reset on the hi limit ....sounds like one of your heaters is staying on ...ran into a problem a month ago....the control board on the bottom right side was keeping power on to one of the heaters..just plug in the dryer...take front off of dryer,front panel...put your head down by the heater ,see if its coming on an off..do not touch an thing ,make sure not to touch anything...so you dont get shocked...if it is the problem replace the main control on bottom...number for fisher an paykel..1-888-936-7872...my phone if need futher assitance is 1-843-384-8474...take care...hope this helps .....doctor airr appliance repair...michael....
Same thing just happened to my DEGX1. I took it apart and one of the
heating elements had broken and fell to the bottom of the metal case.
I think it was creating a short to ground and making it heat. I
removed the broken element wires and attached them back best I could
and did a test run with no problems. It is not heating when off now
either. searspartsdirect.com had the elements for $67 so I ordered a
set and will replace both of them (part #395583).
My dryer is only 4 years old and 3 weeks ago the driver belt broke.
Irritating they can't make them last any longer these days.
Usually when an electric dryer runs but stops heating, the heating element has failed and needs replacing. I don't know if you are a do-it-yourself type, but you can get the model/make/serial information and obtain the correct element at your appliance parts store.
I hope this helps... Good luck.
Restricted venting is the most likely cause, they did change the thermostats a couple years ago. the small t-stats should look cut out on the metal side they should not be solid, also check to make sure the elements are not shorted to ground.