I have recently replaced the heating element and the bearing and belt. After the replacement of these two, there was no heat coming into the drum. It was suggested that I replace the solenoids, this has been done. There is visible flame, that stays on for long periods of time, but there is no heat in the drum. I can hear the blower. It seems almost as if the clothes are being air dried and not heated. I have since removed the Safety thermostat, the sensor, and the thrmostat that is located by the blower. I have tested continuity on all of them, but they all register. What am I missing? I don't want to replace a part that isn't broken, and be back in the same situation as I am now. Thanks
Answer Hello Julie,
This sounds like an air flow issue. You should remove the duct from the rear of the unit and verify air flow. This should blow really hard. If not, the issue will be something like a softener sheet in the blower wheel or a missing drum seal. If there is good air flow from the dryer duct, the home ducting will have to be checked. Be advised that since you have removed the thermostats, you have created a fire hazard. Be sure to re-install these before placing the unit back into operation.
The dryer cabinet seems to get hotter than normal on high heat. This section is close to where the heater is. Is there a thermostat sensor that controls the heat? Or is it that I haven't noticed it before? I recently replaced the coils on the gas valve that failed. Without the coils it would not heat up. Thank you for your site. If it is a difficult part to find you usally have it!! Attilio M.
Answer Hello Attilio,
This complaint is usually caused by one of two things. A sealed laundry room where the unit cannot pull in fresh air sufficiently, or a restricted exhaust duct. Flexible ducting is one thing that causes the second. If these have been checked, there are two thermostats that can be checked. The cycling or control thermostat 134048900 and the high limit thermostat 5308015399. The second one is also sometimes called the safety thermostat by the manufacturer.