What's the resistance reading on this pt.# 279872.
Answer Hello David. If you test it with a resistance meter set to the proper scale to read up to 5000O, (or 5K.....same thing), This resistor should give a reading between 4050k and 4950k. 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
I have checked all of the thermostats and fuses. The timer seems to work fine. The tub turns fine, but the dryer still won't heat up. What else could it possibly be?
Answer Hello Joe,
The first thing to be done is to verify 240Vac is supplied to the unit at the outlet or terminal block. If the voltage is there, proceed with the troubleshooting process. If not, find the problem, (bad breaker, bad receptacle, bad cord, etc). There are 6 components in the heating circuit. These are the thermal fuse, the cycling thermostat, the high limit thermostat, the heating element, and the centrifugal switch in the motor assembly. Of course this is not counting the wiring harness. The easiest way to pinpoint the issue is to remove the rear panel and dis-connect one of the wires from the heating element. This isolates L1 from L2. By doing this, you can follow the side that has no voltage and the side with 120Vac on it is good. Be sure the wire cannot contact anything before connecting power to the unit. Once you locate the side with no voltage, discontinue power to the unit and proceed with your ohm meter. If the side leads back to the motor switch, it is probably the issue and the motor 279827 will needed to be replaced. If the side with no power leads back to the timer W10185970, it is the most likely cause.
Dryer just stopped working. Could it be the resistor? We put a meter on both ends of the resistor and are not getting any continuity.
Answer Hello Shelly. No, the resistor does not stop the dryer from running, it causes the unit to quit heating. You need to test the door switch and the thermal fuse on the unit.
You answered my question about my dryer it works fine on timed dry as I have heat & it dries clothes and turns off, however, on auto-sense it has heat, it drys clothes, but the dial does not move. It just keeps running. The dial won't advance to off. You said to, it could be the resister part #279872, however, under the compatable section it says this part is not compatable with my dryer. Can I use it anyway?
Answer Hello Michael,
This is an issue of air flow. You need to check the entire exhaust duct for clogs and crimps. When the unit cannot exhaust the moist air, it is blown past the drum seals and released directly back into the cabinet. This makes the sensors continue to pick up the moisture and the timer will not advance. The duct should also be as short as possible. To verify that this is correct information, remove the exhaust duct and turn the unit on, on an auto-dry setting. Within about 5 minutes, you will be able to tell that the timer has begun to advance.
As far as the resistor 279872 goes, it can be at fault, but if you test it with a resistance meter set to the proper scale to read up to 5000O, (or 5KO.....same thing), This resistor should give a reading between 4050O and 4950O. If the reading you get is between these readings, the issue is the exhaust duct. And, by the way, this resistor is the satisfactory substitution as recommended by the manufacturer. Our compatibility tool does not always recognize crossed or substituted parts.
WHRE TO INSTALL THIS RESISTOR--I HAVE THE PART ALREADY TYVM
Answer Ashley, The resistor you listed attaches to two terminals on the dryer timer 696876. You'll need to remove the console back panel to access the timer and replace the part. The resistor is usually installed or attached on the TM terminal and the OR or Rd heater termials on the timer. It'll be easy to determine, once you have access to the timer. Thanks