Recently I have replaced thermal cutoff twice. I have checked vent, heater every thing tests good. Why the thermal cut off is failing repeatedly? I read from question answers to check cycling switch, where it located and how do I test it?
Answer Hello Pyara,
The only thing that will open a thermal fuse is temperature. For this reason, I have to assume the exhaust duct is clogged or crimped. It has to have a full 4 inch diameter opening from the back of the dryer to the atmosphere, (outside of the home). If it is too long with too many turns, this will cause the issue also. There is a slight possibility of a drum seal leaking, but to blow the thermal fuse twice this quickly, the drum seal would practically have to be missing. This still points to the exhaust duct.
I have changed the heat element and the hi limit and the dryer is still not getting hot.
Answer Hello Sharon. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Since the cutoff and heater are new, you will need to check and see where your losing power at. 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 overheats then cuts off mid cycle. Which part do I need to replace?
Answer Hello Davi. If it is getting to hot and stopping, you need to check the cycling thermostat. If the motor is overheating, and not the whole unit, you will need to replace the motor. You need to test the exhaust temp coming from the unit. 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 need to know where the wires hook up for thermo cut off kit ap3094224?
Answer Hello Gary. There is a video on the parts page that will show you the location of the wires.
Dryer will not stop on automatic mode. Does on Time mode. Replaced Timer but still not stopping on Automatic. Do I have a sensor Problem?
This issue would be caused by 1 of 2 issues. The first thing that you will want to check is your venting from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of the unit to make sure that it is not clogged. If the venting is clear then the issue would be a faulty cycling thermostat which is located on the blower housing. The part number is Y304475.
My dryer doesn't shut off at end of heating (timing) cycle. Only stops running and heating when I open the door. Do you have a cure for this?
Answer Rick, If the unit is not shutting off at the end of the cycle then you will first want to check for broke or exposed wires. If the wiring checks ok then the timer would be the issue.
My dryer will not heat on high. It was not warming up at all and my friend changed one of the thermostats. Now it will only heat on medium setting. My friend is no longer available.
You will want to check to make sure that the dryer venting is not clogged. You will want to check from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of your home to make sure that there is not a clogged or restricted vent. You can also take the vent off the back of the dryer and put a stocking over it and check to see if it dries and this will also be a good test to tell you whether it is a clogged vent. If the clothing dries on high then the vent from the inside wall of the home to the outside of the home is clogged.