My dryer only works on one heat temperature no matter what you set it on.
Answer Hello Joe,
Check the cycling thermostat resistance, (small terminals), for 28K ohms of resistance. If the resistance is off by more than 10%, replace the cycling thermostat.
This dryer stops before cycle completes leaving a dryer full of wet clothes. Sometimes it seems to run hot. Sometimes it runs properly.
Answer Hello P.C.,
This sounds like an exhaust duct issue. Check the duct for crimps and/or clogs. I have found many vent hoods outside of the home with a screen. This screen catches lint and stops up. If no problems are found, flip the breaker off and on to see if it feels normal. Unplug the unit and check the prongs on the plug for burned spots. If there are burned spots, the cord and the wall receptacle will need to be replaced. The only other thing that can cause this is overloading the machine.
My dryer quit heating. What part do you think I need?
Answer Hello Billie. 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
I checked every fuse switch and wire with multi meter. The only reading that did not show contunity was the vent thermostat. The two steel outside terminals showed contunity but the two brass terminals showed no continuity. Would this be my problem and should the brass terminals register a reading would this prevent the dryer from starting? Thanks for any help.
Answer Hi. The cycling thermostat part # 131298300 will only cycle the temperature limits safely. The inner 2- smaller wire connections are a internal biased resistor that has to be within certain range 6-14k ohms. If not then replace it as well. On top of the heater / bulk head area is a thermal limiter part # 134120900 that will open the current to the motor. Temporarily place these two together with black tape just as a quick motor test. Make sure you do have the proper 240/ 120 vac at the terminal block and all wires are tight. If you have 120 vac to the motor at the white wire (M4) and the Gray wire (M6) then it should run. If not then the motor is part # 131560100. Thank You.
Sir's I think I found the problem. I sent in a question earlier, thanks for answering. The vent thermostat could be why the dryer wont run. I used a multi meter on the two outside terminals they registered. I then used it on the two inside terminals, nothing registered. Is the thermostat blown? Could this be why the dryer will not start? I checked all switches, on-start switch, door switch, all the buttons, heating element, etc. All registered, this was the only one that did not. Thank you, John
Answer John, you are correct, you should have continuity on all of the thermostats and the thermal fuse. If any have an open circuit, they need to be replaced. Hope this helps!
I received the thermostat I ordered, part #AP2106564. Can you provide "How To" instructions for intallation?
Answer Sheri, The regulating thermostat 131298300 is located on the front of the blower housing 131775600. You'll need to unplug the power cord, or remove power to the unit. raise the dryer top panel, You'll need a putty knife or other flat blade tool to press in on the retainer clips that hold the top to the front panel. You'll need to find the two(2) hex head screws that attach the front panel to the cabinet side flanges and remove them.Pull the top of the front panel out towards you, enough to disconnect the wires from the door switch and drum light(if supplied). Then, lift the frot panel out and up, until it clears the drum and can be lifted off the bottom retainer clips. You now have access to the blower housing in the front left corner of the cabinet base. and can remove the two(2) hex head screws that hold the thermostat to the blower housing.
My 2007 Frigidaire dryer runs, but don't dry clothes. What do I need to check & replace?
Answer Hello SP! This answer was located on our Repair Forum, this is a free service in which technicians will assist with answering repair questions for our customers. Please use this link to assist in your repair. Hope this helps! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/dryer-repair/247828-dryer.html
how do you check the cycling thermostat with a multimeter?
Answer Jim, When the thermostat is at room temperature, if you remove the wires from the terminals, you should read a "closed" circuit across the two(2) larger steel terminals. The two(2) smaller, brass colored terminals should have a resistance reading of approximately 24,000 ohms, when tested. Good Luck and Thanks
This 1995 dryer blows the circuit breaker after running a few minutes. Wiring diagram shows a control thermostat, and a high limit thermostat. Is the latter the same as the thermal fuse? Could either of these be causing the problem? Thanks 'loads'.
Answer Dick, I doubt if either of the thermostats or thermal fuse are causing the issue, there is a very remote possibility. You most likely have a "weak" circuit breaker in your power/breaker box, or a loose connection in the wiring to the machine. The thermal fuse would not reset so the dryer would'nt start or run if it opens. the thermostats would have to short to chassis ground to trip the breaker(pretty rare occurrence). Good Luck and Thanks