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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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.
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