I removed a sock that was caught in the blower fan. The dryer was working, just making a rubbing(?) sound.
While apart i vacuumed everything; blower fan, lint basket, exhaust pipe, cleaned sensors with alcohol.
Now when i hit the power button, it starts beeping right away and the "check filter" light is blinking and the signal volume is lit, nothing else lit or flashing and the dryer won't start. If i hit the power button and quick turn the selector knob it will light up, as will appropriate temp, spin speed, etc but dryer still won't start. I do not see/feel any loose wire connections.
What could be the problem?
You will want to check on the blower housing to make sure that the thermistor is not disconnected or the wiring being damaged. This is the most likely cause for the filter light to flash and unit to not start.
Check filter light keeps blinking. Unit will run but no heat. I have completely disassembled and cleaned everything including duct work, blower motor, inside unit. Still flashing check filter light. Is there a sensor to replace? thermostat? Thx
Answer Hello Paul,
The parts you need to check with a test meter are the centrifugal switch in the motor (AP4438218), the safety thermostats (AP4440977), (AP4440976), the high limit thermostat (AP4440975), and the heating elements' inner and outer coils (AP4439759). These are all of the components in the heating circuit. If all of these components check good, the control (AP4442894) has failed.
Dryer turns on, drum rotates for a few seconds, then stops. Tested on air dry and get same result. There is an electrical burn odor. What can be the cause and how do I test part? Thank you!
This issue sounds like the run winding on the motor may be bad. The unit will start via the start winding and after a few seconds the centrifugal switch switches to the run winding and keeps unit running. The motor windings should have a resistance value of 3-5 ohms. Check from terminals 1 to 3 for resistance values.
Dryer runs but wont heat up, checked and cleaned sensors, gas flow is okay (shutoof is open), vents are okay - air coming out but cold. I reset the house circuit breaker as per manual.
Answer Hello Dennis,
You will want to look for a bad heating element or thermostats/thermal fuses. Check continuity on the themostats, thermal fuses and heater. If any are open then it needs to be replaced.
In order to get items to dry accurately, one must use time dry rather than the normal cycle because the dryer is not sensing whether or not the clothes are dry. Which sensor is this? It appearsm there might be two...
Answer Brent, There are two sensor bars, located on the front bulkhead near the lint filter. Wet clothes create a short across the two sensors and keep the dryer running, until the clothes are dry enough to allow the circuit to change and short to ground and allow the control to turn the unit off, Check and make sure both sensor bars are present, the wires are connected and is all appears OK, clean the sensor bar and area with alcohol, to remove any chemical build up on the bars, Thanks and Good Luck
The Burn or Heat won't start or burn? What sensor should I check?.
Answer Leng, The dryness sensor has nothing to do with the heating of the dryer. You need to check the glow bar igniter 5318EL3001A and radiant sensor 6501EL3001A for proper circuitry, the thermostats 6931EL3004B 6931EL3004B 6931EL3004B 6931EL3003C. They should all have "closed" circuits at room temperature(78 dgrs.) when you check across the terminals with a multimeter. heres some meter usage information, should you need it [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html] Good Luck and Thanks