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    • Part Number: AP4070513
    • MFG Part Number: 61623
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My Amana dryer #ale643raw has quit heating. I previously had a clogged vent line that caused my fuse #40113801 to blow. I blew out the vent line and replaced the fuse After that the heat temp. seemed to be higher than before. All worked well for about two months, then no heat. I bypassed the fuse and the heating worked but only for a short period and the hi-limit thermostat turned off the heater. Some research has led me to another thermostat #503979, and a heating element #61623.My question is, could this thermostat and heating element cause the high heat cond. Thanks

Rodney for Model Number ale643raw

ANSWER Rodney, A "sticky" weak thermostat 503979 could cause the heat to increase, because the hi limit thermostat W10116735 would become the cycling thermostat. If the element was "shorted" to chassis ground, it would continue to heat, and not cycle off through the thermostat circuit. Once you re check the vent system, check the element for a shorted circuit to the casing or chassis ground, then consider replacinmg both the cycling and the hi limit thermostats. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Saturday, December 22, 2012

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