Have a dryer that is not heating up. Have watched several of the videos and believe the thermal cut-off is bad.(no continuity)...am I correct. Also I'm not sure what terminals to test accross for continuity on the heating element.
ANSWER Hello Randy,
If no continuity is read through the thermal cut-out, it will need to be replaced. Be aware that the thermal cutout is included in a kit which also includes the high limit thermostat. The reason is because the high limit thermostat should open before the thermal cut-out. If the thermal cut-out is opened, it indicates a failure of the high limit thermostat and they both should be changed to avoid the possibility of a fire hazard.
Also, be aware that the thermal cut-out will often fail in cases of a crimped, clogged, or excessively long exhaust duct.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, April 08, 2013