My Whirlpool Cabrio kept flashing AF
The Lint Trap and Air Flow out the back of the unit were clean as was the pipe to the roof also. Now the unit quit working and the thermal fuse is blown. Is the inlet thermostat causing this? That thermostat sas .1 Ohms unplugged but has continuity as being a complete circuit when unplugged or cool. The outlet themostat test at 13 ohms. Before the unit quit working and when the AF was flashing clothes started having an overheated or burning smell to them. Again airflow was good out back of dryer. I am thinking the thermostat may be faulty and overheating/burning the wet clothes creating steam instead of air until the AF was tripping because less air coming out due to steam in dryer then maybe overheated to the point thermal fuse blew, does any of that sound possible? 8577891 inlet themostat - unsure of test 3392519 thermal fuse - known bad outlet thermostat at 13.3 ohms unsure if that sounds right.
ANSWER Hello Rick,
It is a possibility that the Hi limit thermostat could be at fault if it is sticking closed and not allowing the heater to cycle off. Could also be the cycling thermostat. Check to make sure that the blower wheel is not clogged up with lint.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 03, 2013