This Frigidaire dryer is about 5 or 6 years old. It only heats when controls are set to High Temp and Timed Dry. Does not heat on other settings. This is a single-stage element, so doubt it is partially burned out or shorted as I get no heat on alternate settings, but have not checked amp draw with an amprobe. I hate to just start changing parts (expensive with little assurance it will solve problem).
I get great airflow on relatively hot temperature on the mentioned settings and the discharge run is only 15 ft. with no 90s.
I appreciate your help.
You will want to test the fabric selector switch to make sure that it is good. For the regular cycle, terminals 1 to 2 should have continuity. For medium there will be continuity on terminals 1 to 2 and 4 to 3. On Low there will be continuity between 1 to 2 and 4 to 5. Also check the resistor on the switch between 3 and 5 as it should have a resistance of 3K ohms. Also check he control thermostat as the terminals that have blue and the terminal with org/blk should have a reistance of 28K ohms.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, August 18, 2014