I am still blowing the same thermal temp sensor on the dryer heating element housing after using thermal kit #AP39094224 and cycle stat #AP3131939. What else could it be?
Answer Hello David. Check and see if the heater is grounded out. Remove it and inspect it for the coils touching the metal housing. Hope this helps.
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My wire leads to the heating element are completely burned off what would be the problem?
Answer Arnie, There are several possibilities, the more common being : Low voltage to the dryer(under a load), loose connections at the terminal block and or the heater circuit components. A restricted or extensive vent length or overloading can cause the heater to cycle too often, and produce a temperature of 200 + dgrs. in the drum, causing the high amperage draw and wires to become soft and brittle, then burn.
Does the Thermal Cut-Off KitOEM include the thermostat and the thermal fuse ?
Yes the thermal cut off kit 279769 comes with the hi limit thermostat and the thermal fuse.
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.