Will a bad thermistor cause the dryer not to heat at all?
Answer Hello Grumpy. Yes, the thermistor can cause the dryer not to heat if it is bad in the unit.
My Amana dryer just gave us a TS service error code. I cleaned the lint trap and everything but it is still giving me the error code. I checked online and it appears that the thermister is bad. I am unable to test to see if it is working or not. Is this the most likely reason for the TS error?
Answer Luis, The "TS" error code does indicate a heating issue as well " tS > Dryer Thermistor Short Sensed > The Thermistor resistance is very low. > Check for: Clogged lint screen. - Restricted vent system. Check Thermistor resistance (10,000 ohms at room temperature). - Check for diagnostic code 1." It's best that you check the thermistor 35001191 resistance at the control board connection, that way you check the complete circuit, wiring and all at the "white" connector across pin#2(blue) and pin#6(red) If the resistance is in range, then you'll need the control board 35001153.
The dryer is not heating up, what part do we need to order? Don't see a heating element?
Answer Hello Ida, The model number you provided is not correct. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. 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
replaced element, thermistor, thermostats and dryer still over heats element never cycles comes on and never shuts off on all settings Please help
Answer Scoutman, Basically Your description indicates one of two possible issues, There is not enough voltage to the heater element, This reduces the amount of heat produced, and the thermostats won't cycle. A shorted eelement or wire to the element, this would allow the voltage to circulate through the circuit, and because of the short to chassis ground, the heater element, will not cycle off when the temperature is reached and the thermostat opens. You'll need to check and make sure you have 220 to 240 VAC across the terminals of the heater element when the dryer is heating. Voltage needs to be a minimum of 210 VAC, or the dryer will not heat properly. Also check and make sure he line cord and terminal block wiring is correct, and tight and 220 to 240 VAC across the outside terminals of the block. Good Luck and Thanks
Thermistor reads 00.7 at room temp. Would this cause overheating?
Answer Hi. Yes the thermister part # 35001191 can cause over heating because of the improper tolerances given. At room temperature of 77° it should read 10K ohms. Thank You.