I reconnected the high limit thermostat so that I could check the power to it as it has did or didn't cycle. After I had turned the dryer on, the coil began to cycle properly. It would stay on for 15-20 seconds, then cycle off for the same amount of time; for which it then came back on for the same amount of time. It continued this cycle and after about 20 minutes, I decided that my issue had miraculously been solved. I washed and added the washed load to the dryer. It dried them perfectly. I added a 2ndload washed load. After about 15 minutes, I began to smell an electrical burn. I ran to the dryer to find my wall smoking! I shut the dryer off and unplugged it. After an hour, I plugged the dryers back in, turned the heat setting to its lowest, and restarted the load. After about 10 minutes, the smoke returned in the plug and this time it tripped the breaker. Now, it simply throws the breaker each time I start it. Help! I've already invested in a heater coil (stated in initial post) or I would just buy a new or used dryer. Help!!!
ANSWER Hello Slam. It sounds like the problem has became a direct short and now you need to take the unit apart and look for the shorted part in the unit. You should see where the part is melted to ground.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, September 19, 2012