The dryer was not getting hot. Found broken coil in heat element. Just replaced the heat element with housing. I beleive I re-connected all the wires in the same spots as the old element. Now the dryer will not turn on at all. No drum spin nor heat. What could be the cause?
Answer Hello Jack,
Two things come immediately to mind. First, are all the wires reconnected to the door switch properly. Second, there is a belt switch in the base of the unit. If the belt isn't on or if the idler pulley arm isn't configured correctly, this switch can be the issue. If this switch isn't activated by the belt, the dryer will appear dead.
Dryer will not turn off on optimum setting. Any clue what may be broke? Ran all night twice.
Answer Hi. There is a timer resistor that needs to measure 4500 ohms cold. If it does not then replace the resister part # WE4M255. The timer motor itself has windings. Remove the timer part # WE4M364 motor wires and measure for resistance. Measure each lead to the metal case of the motor or the timer. If you get 0-ohms then it is shorted creating the timer to continuously run. Thank You.
Dryer heats up extremely hot and shuts off within 10 minutes and smells burnt?
Answer Hi Joe. Does the dryer get hot all the way to the top of the cabinet like it sounds like? Replace the plastic vent if you have one with rigid metal vent. Use a brick or a 2 x 4 to put at the back bottom of the dryer cabinet so when the unit is pushed back it does not crush the vent and kink it. Clean the outside vent cap so it opens and closes all by itself. So dew, rain and snow does not back up and cause a restriction. Then replace the cycling thermostat and the high limit thermostat part # WE4M181. They are located on top of the heater housing just above the heating element. The thermostat contacts are welded shut and the high limit is over working. Look at the heater and restring it because it was overheated and widened, shorting to the heater case. Heater part # WE11X10007. Clean the entire internal dryer with a shop vac. Thank You.
The dryer is not heating up the drum is fine goes around but no heat.
Could this be the thermostat or heating element?
Answer Hello Sheila. 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
When checking for continuity if the tester light is weak or doesn't light every time could this be the part that's bad ? Also the part has four connectors, two light dimly when connected to the tester the other two not at all. Testing a safety thermostat the wide spread connectors light dimly the close set connectors the light doesn't come on at all. Thanks for the help. Kelly
Answer Hi Kelly. All thermostats and fuses need to be normally closed. Giving good continuity,not open. The large terminals are the thermostat part # WE4M216 and the smaller ones are the internal bias pre heater resister that has 28,000 ohms. This is known as the cycling thermostat on the blower houising. This type of thermostat needs to be checked with a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in your diagnostics.
Takes to long to dry on high heat both elements work replaced bias thermostat.
Answer Hello Kenneth. 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. Hope this helps.
I have no heat at all what are the potential problems?
Answer Hello Mike! 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, thanks! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/dryer-repair/247828-dryer.html
When opening the dryer door the heating element is staying on. Have to move timer forward to off to turn off element.
Answer Hello Ernie. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the element is shorted to ground. You will need to remove the drum and see if the element WE11X10007 is broke or touching metal. Hope this helps.