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    • Part Number: AP4242494
    • MFG Part Number: LA-1044
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Hi. Roger again, I ready replaced the swicth. I take the switch in my hand and press and then turn the dryer w/the door open. I see the heat element turn on but when I close the door turn off what you think is the problen? Maybe the safety thermostat or hi-limit thermostat or control thermostat ? Thank You.

Roger for Model Number HYE2460AYW

ANSWER HI Roger. Not sure of the original Issue. If the dryer is not running and the heater is on with the door open/doors switch presses in with the timer on i a heat mode, then your motor centrifugal switch is bad as it is stuck closed and allowing the heater voltage undesired. You really need to un plug the unit and replace the motor part # W10410996. This is caused by the total vent system is clogged and kinked. Peek at the vent with the unit in the normal position. You only need enough vent to pull the unit out and it still be hooked up. Replace it with rigid flex metal vent and clean the outside vent cap/hood 4-5x per/yr.. It needs to open and close normally as the cap is free. Clean all the lint and make sure the vent system is not sagging and is on a decline -horizontal run towards outside. Thank You. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, March 26, 2012

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