Machine won't start some times. Could this be the lid switch?
Answer Hello Mac. Yes, if the lid switch is bad it can cause the issues you are having with the unit. 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
Dryer does not heat up. Change heating element and notice that no current was going to element . What next to check?
Answer Hello Jane. 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
My broken dryer lid switch is PN 687428, and has only one prong on each side or uses only two wires one on each side, this replacement has three prongs how do I use this third prong with only two wires?
Answer Hello Maura. You just leave the third prong open and do not connect a wire to it. Just connect the wires to the same two prongs on the switch. There are markings on them. NC, NO, and COM. Match the markings up on the switches.