Dryer will not heat, The T-Stat is the most logical cause, correct?
Answer Hello Shane. 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
What does this tstat do ?
Answer JJ, Basically, this thermostat is a "safety" device, Should there be a "run away" temperature, or the exhaust temp exceeds the temperature rating on the tstat label (approximately 170 dgrs F.) , the thermostat will open and shut power off to the heat source and eliminates the heat until the exhaust temp drops and the tstat resets(approximately 150 dgrs F.) Good Luck and Thanks
Re T - Stat , Outlet Bkup Org, AP3207311, this is normally closed (i.e continuity)is that correct?
Answer Dave, Correct, this thermostat should have a closed circuit at room temperature. A basic and quick rule of thumb, On most, if not all recently produced dryers, all thermostats and fuses, should have a "closed" circuit at room temperature. Thanks and Good Luck