The dryer will not start. When I push the start button it makes a noise. Will the thermal fuse cause this problem?
Answer Hello Bill. If the noise is humming, it sounds like the motor may be bad. Try pressing the button and turning the drum by hand with the door switch taped closed. If dryer starts and runs, the motor is bad.
On this particular model which is considered the (cycling thermostat)? Thanks, Curt
Answer Hello Curt! The cycling thermostat located on the blower housing is part number WE4M216. Thanks!
Can I replace the thermostat fuse we4m137 for a we4x800....or do I have to have the specific part....the we4x800 its just a bit wider.
If the unit is calling for part number WE4X800 then this is the part you would want to replace. There may be a temperature differential between the two fuses.
Hi , I have a 2 year old dryer (hotpoint) when turned on won't heat . I'm thinking thermostat and if so is their only one? What would the part number be?
Answer Hello John,
You have a total of 4 thermostats. You have a thermostat that is part of the blower duct system WE4M127. This is located at the base of the unit in the front. You have 3 that are mounted on the heater assembly. Safety thermostat WE4M160, 4 wire thermostat (high Limit) WE4M181, Safety thermostat (thermal fuse) WE4M137. You will want to check continuity of all these things. Also check the heater assembly WE11M23 for continuity. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
Hi Replaced igniter assembly because dryer wouldn't heat and it was faulty. Dryer now heats when empty but won't work when it has clothes in it. Any ideas please?
Answer Hello Jan. 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.