Hi, I have a question about my dryer. Stops and does not do anything at all. I check the door switch,the start switch,and nothing so can help please i hope can help me tks.
You will want to check the thermal fuse on the blower housing to make sure that it is good. The part number for the fuse is 3392519 and when you test the fuse there should be continuity .
Have a Whirlpool electric dryer. Dryer vent was blocked so I replaced the fuse and high limit thermostat. When we turned the dryer back on the high limit thermostat glowed hot. What is going on here?
Answer Hello Chris,
This sounds like there is a short to ground. You should disconnect the unit from the power supply and check from the heater terminal to ground and make sure there is not a low resistance connection to ground. If there is, disconnect one wire and test the wire then the terminal you disconnected the wire from to locate the ground and eliminate the ground. For more precise troubleshooting instructions, please re-post with the units' I.D. tag so we can pul the wiring diagram for the unit you are working on.
No heat for gas dryer. Replaced coil valves, thermal fuse and ignitor. Still no heat. Ignitor does not heat up. Is the flame sensor the most likely cause?
Yes the flame sensor 338906 could be the issue. You will want to test the flame sensor to make sure that it is reading closed at room temperature. If it is showing open then the sensor is bad and would need to be replaced. Also check the thermostats for continuity, if no continuity then they are faulty.
Dyer works but is not heating. Thermal fuse and heater have continuity. Helps needed for we do not know how to check the dryer cycling thermostat. Continuity across large terminals.
To check the cycling thermostat, at room temp the large terminals would have continuity and the small would not. Another thing that you can check is to disconnect the power to the unit. Remove one of the wires from the heating element, the one not attached to the thermostat. Making sure that the loose wire is not touching anything, plug the unit back in and put into a heated dry cycle. Then you will test the loose wire to chassis ground for 120 vac. This side of the circuit comes from the motor so if there is no power on this side then you will want to trace back toward the motor to make sure that the motor is getting the power. If it is getting power for the heater switch then the motor would need to be replaced. If not then trace back to the terminal block. The wire that goes to the motor will be red and will come out of the motor red to the heater. If there is power at the loose wire on the heater then you need to test the other lead that is attached to the heater for 120 vac to ground. If there is voltage there then the heater is the issue if no voltage then will need to trace back to the timer.
The dryer starts up. After a minute the heating element light up. Then goes for 1 minute, shuts off. This is on high heat.
Answer Hello Rick. The heater should cycle on and off. That is normal. You need to test at the vent on the back and see if it goes to around 150 to 160 then back down to around 100 and then back on. If so, the dryer is fine and you may have a venting issue. 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