Can I use a high level thermostat instead of a cycling thermostat?
Answer Ron, you would not want to use a high limit in place of a cycling thermostat. That would create a real safety issue with your dryer getting too hot. The correct thermostat needs to be ordered and used according to what model # you have. Thanks.
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Hello, my moms dryer is getting very hot and cannot touch the door inside and inside the drum can this be a vent problem or the cycling thermostat?
This sounds like it may be a venting issue, especially if it is taking longer for the clothes to dry. You will want to check the venting from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of the home for restrictions.
I have a old gas dryer, recently it stopped turning off on the automatic cycle. It heats up, works fine using the timed mode.
Answer Hello Normo. 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.
My Whirlpool gas drier runs normal at start, but after only a few minutes the gas stops burning suddenly and the drier colls down, but still runs. Lint was building up in the exhaust chute, but now is clear. I have removed all panels and cleaned the drier well. Build-up of lint was on the thermal fuse, but I can see no visible signs of any components failure. What component(s) might likely be causing this cool-down situation? Thank you for yoru time!
Answer David, You most likely have a weak gas valve coil assembly 279834. You could carefully remove the 1X1 in. square plastic cover 3394975 on the front panel, Start the dryer on a heat cycle, and wait for a few minutes(5 to 10 minutes) then use the opening to observe the ignition procedure. You should see the igniter start to glow, in 30 to 60 seconds the igniter should start to fade, and the ignition should occurr. If the ignition doesn't occurr, this would indicate a weak coil. If the igniter doesn't glow, this would indicate a "sticky" radinat / flame sensor 338906 or cracked, weak igniter 279311. You most likely have a coil assembly issue, based on your description.
Do you guys have any thermostat kits for a Whirlpool LE5705XPN0?
Answer Hello John! The manufacturer does not offer a kit for your unit, the thermostats are only available as separate parts. The hi limit thermostat is part number 279052, the heater thermostat s part number 61894, and the cycling thermostat is part number 694674. Thanks!
My dryer is not getting hot. I have replaced the element, but it's still not getting hot. Could this be the cycling thermostats' fault?
Answer Hello Bill,
It could be but it is more probable that the thermal cut-out 279816 is the issue, that is assuming that the breaker has been turned off and back on to make sure 240Vac is to the unit. If one leg of 120Vac is lost, the motor can still run as it is only 120Vac powered. If the thermal cut-out turns out to be the issue, you should check the exhaust duct because the thermal cut-out it opened by high temperatures. The duct needs to be as short and straight as possible.
When I run my dryer it seems it is running how its supposed to accept it get extremely hot, after only running for 30-45 seconds. What causes this?
Answer Hello Tom. 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.