Dryer heats & runs for 3 minutes, then blows the breaker on a 220V line when set on High Heat. On Low Heat, it takes about 8-10 minutes. I've replaced the motor, the timer and all 3 thermostat/limiter switches. Should I try replacing the Heater Element assembly? (Outside repairman sent me down the motor/timer path after I self-diagnosed the limiters/thermostats.)
Answer Tom, You don't need a heater element [AP2107129} you may want to remove the assembly and check to make sure the element isn't loose or expanding and touching the metal case, but the most likely issue is a weak circuit breaker, in the breaker box. If you can get access to a clamp on amp meter, clip the meter around one leg of the line cord you should read 18 to 20 amps with the heater energized. clamp around the other leg and you should draw 2 to 4 amps on the motor. If you're somewhere in that range the problems not in the dryer, it's a weak breaker.
Do i remove the pad on the dryer heating element prior to installation?
The pad that is on the housing is supposed to be there and you will not need to remove it.
HI, My gas dryer is saying the door is open but it is closed. I did replaced the switch and latch which did not solve the problem. I am told this is a common issue with these dryers and I want to make sure I order the correct part this time. Thank You
You will want to check to make sure that there is no issue with the wiring of the unit from the switch to the control board. If the wire is damaged then it will need to be repaired. If the wiring and connections check ok then you will need to replace the main control board.
My husband just replaced the coil on our dryer. Now every time we try to dry our clothes the back of the dryer you can see the coil turning bright orange. Is this normal? We replaced it cause I saw bright orange in the top right and now the whole thing is doing it.
Answer Hello Megan,
This may be an indication of a lack of air flow. You should first check the ducting all the way to the outside for crimps and/or obstructions. If good, check the inside of the unit for a bad blower wheel or an item wrapped around the inside of the blower wheel which would hinder its' ability to move the air.
The outside cabinet of dryer is hot to touch when not running dryer for hours
Answer Hello Scott. Check the element and see if it is grounded and staying on. If so, you will need to replace the element in the unit.