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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My dryer gets hot but doesn't dry the clothes all the way. I have tried to use different temperature settings and cycles sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't. I also think that the timer is off as well. I'm not sure where to start with this.
Answer Hello Megan. 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.
Dryer runs but the igniter doesn't glow.The fuse is good. Igniter reads 79?
Answer Hello Hass. You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter to see if it is good. If it is not glowing, test for power. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
checked the thermister part number 8577274 with a multimeter on 200ohms and got an infinity reading. I assume the part is bad. Is that correct?
If you got a infinity reading on the thermistor then you will want to double check with the resistance set for a higher reading. Put on 20K and see if you get a reading and if still the same then the thermistor is faulty and would need to be replaced.