I checked every fuse switch and wire with multi meter. The only reading that did not show contunity was the vent thermostat. The two steel outside terminals showed contunity but the two brass terminals showed no continuity. Would this be my problem and should the brass terminals register a reading would this prevent the dryer from starting? Thanks for any help.
ANSWER Hi. The cycling thermostat part # 131298300 will only cycle the temperature limits safely. The inner 2- smaller wire connections are a internal biased resistor that has to be within certain range 6-14k ohms. If not then replace it as well. On top of the heater / bulk head area is a thermal limiter part # 134120900 that will open the current to the motor. Temporarily place these two together with black tape just as a quick motor test. Make sure you do have the proper 240/ 120 vac at the terminal block and all wires are tight. If you have 120 vac to the motor at the white wire (M4) and the Gray wire (M6) then it should run. If not then the motor is part # 131560100. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, November 02, 2012