I'm troubleshooting my dryer for not heating. All thermostats check OK. It appears the timer may be bad. My question is; Is the heating element supposed to cycle on and off while drying?
ANSWER Hi Joe, yes the element is supposed to cycle on and off with the help of a cycling thermostat. There are several thermostats and a thermal fuse on your dryer. If any of those failed, it would interrupt power to the element. If the element works, check your vent for a blockage. Clogged vents keep a dryer from heating well and can eventually cause a hi-limit or thermal fuse failure. Also, you didn't mention it but is your drum turning? If not, you need to check your belt. Here's a link to help with dryer issues. Hope this helps! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, October 24, 2012