Dryer gets to hot then shuts down then when cool will re start. What thermostat?
If the unit itself is shutting down completely then the issue would most likely be caused by a faulty motor. None of the thermostats are in line with the motor and would cause it to shut down.
I've changed the inlet control thermistor, and still no heat from the dryer. What else should I check?
Answer Hello Eric. 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
Dryer heats up but shuts off heat after ten min. the top gets very hot
Answer Hello Freddie,
You will want to check for clogged venting as this is the most common reason for the unit to overheat. If this checks ok then you will want to check the thermostats to make sure that they are good.
Dryer shut off after 2 min. on normal and runs fine on time dry.
Answer Hello Larry. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
Hi our dryer heats up, gets hot, but not hot enough dry a load of towels. Most items have to be put through two 45 minute dry cycles. No lint in dryer vent what could be the cause?
Answer Hello Heidi. If the unit is heating, it is a venting issue. Check the blower wheel and inside the unit to see if it is clogged with lint. Also, run the unit with vent hose unhooked and see if it drys the clothes properly.
OK, I've cleaned out the vent, replaced the blower motor,inlet control thermistor,t-stat outlet cnt, thermistor outlet cnt and this dryer still shuts down!! Won't be long and I will have replaced every part on this dryer! I ran it with the vent tube disconnected as you suggested; still no luck!! What is wrong with this dryer???????? Oh I also replaced the coils, too!! Please Help!!!!!!!
Answer Brad, This isn't making a lot of sense, you've pretty much coverred everything there is to cover. Best guess at this point is a voltage issue/drop at the motor, or a loose connection causing the motor to heat and trip the motor overload. We're sending you some dryer information, so you will have a better idea of the operation, and will also allow you to conduct voltage and resistance checks at the motor and other components. Thanks Again, and Good Luck
I had already cleaned out the vent and checked the tube extending out from the dryer...tried running with vent disconnected ran for a few minutes and stopped! The dryer tumbles fine and for the entire timed cycle as long as there is NO HEAT involved! I just ran it for 20 minutes on tumble no heat; no problem! As soon as I use a heat setting it will shut down! I've changed the coils, operating thermostat and now the blower motor...still have the same problem!If it did over heat once, could it effect the high limit thermostat? Something is telling it to shut down whenever there is heat involved. What other thermostats or thermister could be the problem? UGH! PLEASE HELP!! THANK YOU!!
Answer Brad, The hi limit thermostat WE4M80 , could be weak, But would not affect the motor. based on your post description, you most likely have a weak WE4M300 control outlet thermostat, which would eliminate power to the gas valve and motor, if it were to "open" or the outlet control thermistor, which would create the same situation, if the resistance changes too erratically. Good Luck and Thanks