I am having trouble installing part # AP3131941 can you help?
Answer Hello Joe. One side of this goes onto the heater terminal and the other connects to the wire. You will pull the old one off the heater leg to remove and then put the new one in it's place. Hope this helps.
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My dryer is cutting off before the cycle is done. When I open the door it is very hot inside. I was told it is a safety feature to keep it from overheating. What would cause the dryer to overheat? What would I need to replace to correct this issue?
In any case where the unit is taking longer to dry or overheating, the first thing to check would be the dryer venting from the blower wheel of the unit all the way to the outside of the home. The venting getting clogged would cause this issue. If the venting checks ok then the cycling thermostat would be the most likely cause for failure.
I have replaced the element and now replaced the thermostat, No heat ! before I replaced thermostat I got heat once and awhile but only on the 30mn cycle. Any help on what I can try next?? thank you
Answer Hello Doris. 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
Hi, The red wire on the top connection clip of my high limit thermostat melted off , its the wire that runs to the top connection clip of dryer cycling thermostat . Any suggestions .Thanks
Answer Joe, Most damaged wires and terminals on an electric dryer are due to a high amperage draw. First check and make sure there are no loose connections or frayed wiring. Repair the damaged wire(s) 279457 and check the exhaust vent and hood for restrictions or clogs.
My dryer has been taking too long to dry. I took the back off and watched the heating element come on, it's a bright, even, good heat, it's on for 20 seconds, goes off for 2min then back on for 20 seconds. I timed it with a stopwatch, it could do this all day long. and this is all it will do. This dryer is just 2 years old. The vent and hose are new, I took the back off everything is clean, it still looks new. So is this normal for the element to go off and on like this?
Answer Hello John. Yes, the element should cycle on and off. Try drying with the unit unhooked from the vent pipe and see if it dries the clothes properly. If it does, then the vent is the issue.