Hello, I had a terrible squeaking noise for a while and the dryer would eat zippers like it was its job, I ordered the rear bearing replacement and replaced it and the felt seal. The original problem was also that the dryer would run for about ten minutes on any cycle and then stop leaving the clothes wet. also, after replacing the bearing and running the dryer I notice there is no heat, could this be making the dryer turn off, thanks
If the unit is set on auto then yes the heat not working could cause the unit to shut off. It could also be that the switch on the motor is bad and causing the unit to not heat. There are 2 components other than the thermostats which would cause the heating element not to work. First is the motor and second the timer. The best option is to disconnect the power to the unit and access the heating element. Disconnect one wire that is going to the heating element, preferably the one on the thermostat side. Plug the unit back up and using a multimeter you will want to turn the dryer on and test for 120 vac at the terminal on the heater where the wire was disconnected. What this will do is eliminate the heater element itself and the motor. If there is 120 vac at this point then you know the heater is good and the motor is good because the other 120 vac coming through the thermostats is the timer side of the circuit. If there is not 120 vac at that point then you will want to test the other terminal on the heater and check for 120 vac. If there is not 120 vac then the motor would be bad and if there is 120 vac then the heater would be the issue. If there is 120 vac at each point then the heater is faulty.