Duet dryer won't heat. Vent clear, air blows full force, no error codes, reset breakers already.
Answer Hello MM. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Also check the heater and thermal fuses and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Hope this helps.
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How many ohms go through the high-limit thermostat?
Answer Hello Jeff,
When room temperature, the high limit thermostat should show 0 ohms of resistance. It will open and show infinite resistance, (OL), when heated to the high tolerance of the component. If it shows any resistance other than what the meter reads when the leads are touched together, it should be replaced.
Lost heat in dryer for the second time in 2 years, first time I replaced the heating element with no problems. This time I noticed the wire that goes from the top element plug to the Hi-Limit Thermostat looked melted.Is this a sign the Hi-Limit Thermostat is junk?? Thanks..Tom
Answer Tom, No, not necessarily, It does indicate a high or extended amperage draw on the heat system. You may want to consider this as a replacement 279973 and 279457 to be sure the system is safe and check all the wires for loose connections including the connections at the power cord terminal block.
Can you let me know which thermostat needs replacement? The blower works but only cool air is coming out, (no heat).
Answer Hello Leo,
The most likely part responsible is the thermal limiter 134120900. This part can be easily tested by raising the main top with a putty knife or paint scraper and use a test meter set to the lowest resistance setting. Remove the power from the unit before raising the main top and remove one wire from the part located on the heater housing near the rear and test for the same resistance as read when the meter leads are touched directly together, (zero resistance). If it reads opened, replace the part and check the exhaust duct for crimps or clogs to prevent blowing the new part.
Hi my dryer gets hot but won't dry clothes. After an hour they are still wet. I also am gettin a slight burnt smell. How do I know if it is my element or thermostat or etc.
Answer Hello Misty. 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.