burner only on 30 seconds. how to get to thermostats to remove and test.
Answer Victor, If you haven't yet, disconnect the exhaust vent from the back of the dryer, and recheck for the proper temperature, with the drum empty, you may have an issue in the venting system, causing the dryer to cycle the hi limit thermostat. The cycling thermostat is located on the blower housing, the hi limit and control thermostats are located on the diffuser mounted on the back wall of the cabinet. Either way you will need to raise the top, and you will need to remove the front panel(at least) to get to the blower and thermostat. Thanks and Good Luck
Replaced the element but now dryer runs 5-10 mins then cuts off. The tub turns free and the motor will run fine of "fluff." Don't think it's the motor. To me it seems like the dryer is getting to hot because the element never turns off. The element is not touching any metal. Is this a thermostat problem? Is so, which thermostat?
Answer Andy, Are you sure you have 240 VAC art the dryer terminal block and from each power leg to neutral ? low voltage could create a similar scenario. All thermostats and fuses should have a "closed" circuit when at room temperature( that is probably not the problem). You should start by checking or replacing the regulating thermostat on the blower housing WE4M216 it could be "hanging up" and causing the issue. Good Luck and Thanks