I checked every fuse switch and wire with multi meter. The only reading that did not show contunity was the vent thermostat. The two steel outside terminals showed contunity but the two brass terminals showed no continuity. Would this be my problem and should the brass terminals register a reading would this prevent the dryer from starting? Thanks for any help.
Answer Hi. The cycling thermostat part # 131298300 will only cycle the temperature limits safely. The inner 2- smaller wire connections are a internal biased resistor that has to be within certain range 6-14k ohms. If not then replace it as well. On top of the heater / bulk head area is a thermal limiter part # 134120900 that will open the current to the motor. Temporarily place these two together with black tape just as a quick motor test. Make sure you do have the proper 240/ 120 vac at the terminal block and all wires are tight. If you have 120 vac to the motor at the white wire (M4) and the Gray wire (M6) then it should run. If not then the motor is part # 131560100. Thank You.
Sir's I think I found the problem. I sent in a question earlier, thanks for answering. The vent thermostat could be why the dryer wont run. I used a multi meter on the two outside terminals they registered. I then used it on the two inside terminals, nothing registered. Is the thermostat blown? Could this be why the dryer will not start? I checked all switches, on-start switch, door switch, all the buttons, heating element, etc. All registered, this was the only one that did not. Thank you, John
Answer John, you are correct, you should have continuity on all of the thermostats and the thermal fuse. If any have an open circuit, they need to be replaced. Hope this helps!
I received the thermostat I ordered, part #AP2106564. Can you provide "How To" instructions for intallation?
Answer Sheri, The regulating thermostat 131298300 is located on the front of the blower housing 131775600. You'll need to unplug the power cord, or remove power to the unit. raise the dryer top panel, You'll need a putty knife or other flat blade tool to press in on the retainer clips that hold the top to the front panel. You'll need to find the two(2) hex head screws that attach the front panel to the cabinet side flanges and remove them.Pull the top of the front panel out towards you, enough to disconnect the wires from the door switch and drum light(if supplied). Then, lift the frot panel out and up, until it clears the drum and can be lifted off the bottom retainer clips. You now have access to the blower housing in the front left corner of the cabinet base. and can remove the two(2) hex head screws that hold the thermostat to the blower housing.