Heater Thermostat was getting really hot but the heater was not heating the dryer air. Is this a sign that the heater thermostat is bad?
Answer Hello Nathan. 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 was running. Suddenly the motor stopped. No power.
Answer Hello Carol. You need to test the door switch and the thermal fuse LA-1053 on the side of the heater housing. If bad, they will prevent the dryer from running. 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 is making an intermittent vibrating sound coming from the blower housing. Very random, dryer is still drying normally.
Answer Hello Alex,
You will want to pull the cover from the blower housing and look at the blower wheel to make sure that it is not damaged. Also check to make sure that there is not a heavy lint build up on the blower wheel.
Dryer is not heating.
Answer Hello Mary. 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 Y503978 and thermostats 503979 61623 40113801 Y504237 and see if they are good. Also, look for burnt or broken wires at the element. 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Is there a thermal fuse in my dryer and, if so, where would I find it?
Answer Hello Joe. The thermal fuse 489P3 is located on the side of the heater duct. It should read closed for continuity. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have an Amana electric dryer Model LE3402L, Serial 9108010719, Mfg. P1118305WL that is not drying. My repair man replaced two wires that were burned out. The dryer heated up very hot for one small load but I thought it ran hotter than normal. When I went to dry another load, it didn't heat up at all. I'm not sure what part(s) I need. Can you help me with suggestions? Thank you.
Answer Hi Anne. Remove power. Please check and clean the entire vent system including the vent hood/ cap outside. What causes the issues is that the vent cap hinges will clog and allow the vent to stay open. This in turn allows outside air /rain/ snow/ moisture to back up and create a restriction. The vent will sag(plastic) and the water will collect(restriction). This stops air flow from the drum trying to get rid of the hot/ moist air in drying your clothes. The lint collects and backs up. It overheats the heater and all internal parts in the dryer. Heater safety thermostats and cycling thermostats overheat and fail eventually altogether. The heater is part # 61927. The cycling thermostat is part # R9900489. The cycling thermostat is part # Y61372. This type of cycling thermostat uses a heater part # is 61623. This is why it ran hotter than normal (overheated)and then failed. Be absolutely sure to clean spotless the inside of the dryer parts clogged with lint. Replace the vent with Flexible metal vent system. Thank you.
What's the difference between the heater thermostat and the thermostat? What are the operational symptoms if one or the other is defective? Thanks.
Answer Hi Douglass. The thermostat heater preheats the thermostat so it can operate itself within certain temperature perimeters. If It is out of its resistance range then the cycling thermostat will not react precisely to the on/off heating limits of the heater. They tend to get "lazy" and swing temperatures way out of range creating an overheat Issue. The preheat er is part # 61623. The thermostat is part # 503979. Thank you.