No heat in dryer. replaced ignitor new one doesnt glow continuity tested fuse on blower + flame sensor stll no glow help appreciated.
If the blower fuse and flame sensor checked ok then you will want to test for 120 vac getting to the igniter. If there is not 120 vac getting to the igniter then test all the thermostats for continuity, if they check ok then the issue will either be the motor or the control.
How do I test my thermal fuse to see if it is good..
Answer Phil, Your dryer has two thermal fuses 3392519 is located on the blower housing and the 279973 on the heater assembly. Both fuses should have a "closed" circuit across the terminals, with the wires removed and regardless of temperature, on your multi meter. The 279973 controls voltage to the heater, if it's "open" the dryer wont heat, but it will run. The 3392519 controls voltage to the motor, if that fuse is "open" the dryer won't start or run.
How do I get to the thermal fuse #3392519 so I can change it ? I know that it is behind the fan, how do I get to it, do I have to take the whole dryer apart, drum and all ?
Answer James, Yes, it would be easiest if you removed the front panels and drum. You could attempt to repair the machine without removing the drum and front panel, but you'd be working "blind" and need a stubby nut driver to remove the mounting screw on the fuse.
Does the dryer thermal fuse make the heater come on?
Answer Hello Robert. No, the thermal fuse prevents the dryer from running. 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
Dryer is going through the cycle and the clothes feel hot but the clothes are not drying. Staying wet. Tried changing the coil-valve part number 279834. And ran two cycles of the dryer with the washed clothes and still doing the same thing. I also while having the bottom door opened after changing the part went ahead and cleaned out all the lint off of all the components. Can you please give me your advise as to what the problem might be?
Answer Hello Lisa,
It is a myth that the heat dries the clothes. The heat is merely an assistance to the air flow to help evaporate the moisture so the air flow can more quickly and easily remove the moisture from the clothes. If the clothes are hot there is nothing wrong with the dryer but there is an air flow issue. Remove the duct from the rear of the unit and make sure there is good air blowing out of the back of the dryer. If this is good the issue will be a clogged, crimped, or excessively long and complicated exhaust duct in the home. You need the shortest full 4 inch diameter exhaust duct as possible to outside atmosphere. Make sure if there is flexible ducting behind the dryer that it is not being crimped off when the dryer is pushed back into position.
No heat form my dryer. I have replaced the heater element. Still no heat. Now I have ordered the thermal fuse.
Answer Hello Mick. 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 dryer has no power anywhere checked the circuit breaker changed the power cord. I'm thinking maybe the power supply board.
Answer Hello Richard,
For model number DLE3777W, you will need a test meter set to ac voltage and will need to start at the terminal block. Be sure to wiggle the plug in the outlet before ordering parts. If this proves voltage is getting to the board, the board 6871EC1115C has failed.