Hello, I really need your advice. I having trouble finding out the exact problem that causing my dryer to not work correctly. Now my issue is the dryer wasn't drying the clothes. First I thought it was the igniter, so I replace that. But when I got the part in took the old one out, the one inside looks brand new still. So I went to my second option, I replace the thermostat, high temp thermostat. Now dryer work but doesn't work after first load. I open back up the dryer to reset thermal fuse, the same thing happens again. Its just work one load then stop. Now I have checked everything inside the dryer. It is super clean, I vacuum out everything, the air vent isn't clog and seem to work fine. Now can you suggest me what else could be the problem before I go and spend all this money on parts that wasn't even the main issue causing the dryer to not operate right. I'm thinking maybe flame sensor that is next to high temp on the bottom because when I was checking every parts to see if something was wrong, I notice it was crack a little on top. I just want some tip you can tell me to do because so far I ended buying parts around $50-$100 already and it wasn't even the problem that causing it to act that way. What else do you think could be the problem that pops the fuse on the high temp thermostat? Please help
With the unit only drying one load then causing the thermostat to trip would not be caused by a faulty flame sensor. All components sound like they are working and in most cases when this is happening the issue is with the venting being a issue whether it is clogged or restricted. While you have already stated that you checked this it would be good to check again to make sure. It is also possible that there is a thermistor that is faulty and causing this issue to occur. Test the thermistors on the unit and make sure that none of them are out of range. The resistance at room temperature should be approximately 10K ohms at room temp of 77 degrees.
Dryer starts and heats appropriately. Lint trap is clean.
Dryer will not honor time specified. E.g., dryer is set to run for 40 minutes. After operating for several minutes with display correctly reflecting the amount of time requested and then remaining, abruptly display will jump dramatically reducing the amount of time left. Say, after running only five. Unites of the 40 minutes, suddenly machine's display indicates only 3 minutes left. Three minutes later machine shuts off. Clothes are not fully dry.
Is there a part that controls only the manual timer? Other ideas, please?
Answer Rafael, The model number you supplied is incorrect or incomplete but, the flame sensor 6501EL3001A controls the ignition and heat, it doesn't control the dryer run time or dryness of the clothes. The moisture sensor bars 6500EL3001A determine when the dryer will shut off, based on the dryness of the clothes, You'll need to check the bars to make sure the bars haven't been accidentally removed, or damaged and the wires are attached to the terminals. The sensor bars are located on the front bulkhead inside the dryer drum just below the filter, in the grid area. If the sensor bars are damaged or missing the control will "think" the load is dry, and will run for a few minutes and then turn off.