Dryer heats up extremely hot and shuts off within 10 minutes and smells burnt?
Answer Hi Joe. Does the dryer get hot all the way to the top of the cabinet like it sounds like? Replace the plastic vent if you have one with rigid metal vent. Use a brick or a 2 x 4 to put at the back bottom of the dryer cabinet so when the unit is pushed back it does not crush the vent and kink it. Clean the outside vent cap so it opens and closes all by itself. So dew, rain and snow does not back up and cause a restriction. Then replace the cycling thermostat and the high limit thermostat part # WE4M181. They are located on top of the heater housing just above the heating element. The thermostat contacts are welded shut and the high limit is over working. Look at the heater and restring it because it was overheated and widened, shorting to the heater case. Heater part # WE11X10007. Clean the entire internal dryer with a shop vac. Thank You.
The dryer is not heating up the drum is fine goes around but no heat.
Could this be the thermostat or heating element?
Answer Hello Sheila. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html