Were is the Thermistor Located and is there a way to trouble shoot it to see if it is bad? Thank You
Answer It is located on the blower wheel housing assembly. You can test it with a multi-meter, it should read around 10,000 ohms at room temperature.
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What does the dryer thermister do?
Answer Hello Jean-ann. It is used to sense the temperature of the air coming out of the unit.
The dryer blinks AF and has a clicking noise then if you push the pause button then start again it sometimes works. The dryer gets hot but does not blow the hot air out of the vent. I have checked the vents and they are clear but when I put my hand against the back of the dryer I dont feel any air coming out when its running., ALso the timer sometimes doesnt go down or will go from 30 mins to 45 mins.
Answer Hello Jeff. The pulley 8544739 for the blower wheel may be off. Unplug dryer or disconnect the power.
Remove front panel and lint chute. Remove the blower pulley completely from the bearing shaft (if not
already disengaged). Apply a coating of medium strength
thread lock 4210460 to the entire length of threads
on the blower shaft. Use a crescent wrench or 1 1/8” open end
wrench on the pulley nut and a ½ square
drive ratchet to hold the blower wheel and
tighten. Note: If a torque wrench is available, the torque
specification is 120 in. lbs. or 10 ft. lbs. Install belt and check.
Note: The belt should not touch the tab on the
blower housing. Install all panels and screws. Plug in dryer or connect power. Operate the dryer and check operation.
i have replaced the motor ;push to start switch buzzer switch thedryer just makes huming noise ican reach inside spin the drum and the dryer takes off and runs what would keep the dryer from running
Answer Dean, Are you sure you have 220 VAC at the outlet, and at the terminal block on the back of the dryer. Check and make sure all the terminals and connections on the terminal block are good and tight. If you're sure you have everything installed and wired correctly, you'll need to by pass the door switch and check for 120 VAC across the blue and white wires at the motor switch when the start button is activated. You may have a faulty contact in the timer, or loose connection causing low voltage to the motor.
My Dryer Thermister ohms at room temperature MFG Part Number 8577274 reads 8K ohms. Is this within the range?
Answer Hello GM Bill,
The thermistor reading at 80 degrees should be 9.2K ohms. At 70 degrees 11.9Kohms and at 90 degrees 7.4k ohms