If the high limit thermostat was bad, would this cause the dryer not to work?
Answer Hello. Yes the dryer would not work. Hope this helps.
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My dryer runs but it won't produce any heat. I checked the heating element and it is still intact. Does this mean I need to replace the thermostat part no. 53-0771. Need help. Thank you.
Answer Manny, First make sure you have 220 - 240 Volts AC at the terminal block on the back of the dryer. If that's OK, there are several thermostats to check. First the hi limit thermostat and thermal fuse LA-1053 on the heater housing, then the cycling thermostat 31001192 located on the blower housing. All the thermostats should read a "closed" circuit on your meter at room temperature, when you test them.
My dryer overheats. I don't find any questions relative to this situation. The vent is not clogged.....the hot air coming out has melted some of the vinyl siding on the house. I don't find a typical thermostat for this model.
Based on the information it sounds like the unit is cycling on the high limit thermostat instead of the cycling thermostat. To determine which thermostat you would need you will have to look at the first 2 digits of the serial number. If the serial number is 10 -14 then you would need part number 31001192 and if it is 15 or higher you will need part number 31001088. The cycling thermostat can be found on the blower housing. Another thing to look at is for a shorted heating element. If the heating element is shorted then it will never shut off.
What Would Cause My Dryer To Start To Dry And Then Stop, If I Push The Start Knob It Will Run Another 10 Minuets And Stop Again, THANK YOU
You will want to check the terminal block and wiring connections to the motor for loose connections. This would be the most likely cause of the issue.
Dryer stopped getting hot and I made sure the vent was clean.
Answer Hello Get.western. 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 and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. 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
I have an older Maytag Dryer (HYE3657AYW). I need to replace the therm. but am confused about all the different item #s . Do I need;
Thanks for the help.
Answer Gary, The Hi Limit Thermostat is rated as L248 - 80 F and is the part listed for the model number you suipplied. However, on this style dryer it is "highly" reccomended to install the LA-1053 Thermostat Kit, and to use all the parts as needed and follow the instructions carefully.
Dryer runs but will not heat. What parts are need replacement?
Answer Hello LK! This answer was located on our Repair Forum, this is a free service in which technicians will assist with answering repair questions for our customers. Please use this link to assist in your repair. Hope this helps! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/dryer-repair/247828-dryer.html
Is there a way to test the thermostat?
Answer Hello Manuel. Yes, the thermostat 53-0771 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