Dryer will not turn off on optimum setting. Any clue what may be broke? Ran all night twice.
Answer Hi. There is a timer resistor that needs to measure 4500 ohms cold. If it does not then replace the resister part # WE4M255. The timer motor itself has windings. Remove the timer part # WE4M364 motor wires and measure for resistance. Measure each lead to the metal case of the motor or the timer. If you get 0-ohms then it is shorted creating the timer to continuously run. Thank You.
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.