At first my dryer was just getting slower and slower to dry. Then it didnt get much if any about 3 cycles. now the cycle wont stop. Is this a timer or element or thermostat, or all the above?
Answer Hello Sean. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
I replaced the thermal fuse and made sure I had good air flow then started dryer again the dryer dried a load of clothes the dryer worked fine but the timer continued to run into next section on timer knob then stopped. When I tried to start dryer again the thermal fuse was blown again. Can a bad timer make the dryer keep blowing thermal fuse? When replacing the thermal fuse the dryer works fine for one load. What can I do?
Answer Hello Bert,
This sounds like you may still have an excessively long duct or a crimp or clog where you didn't look. You see, the thermal fuse is just that. Thermal. This means the only thing that will shoot it is temperature. This points to the exhaust. The dryer drum rides on seals made of felt. Since they are made of felt, they cannot hold pressure. If the unit has a ducting issue, it will build back pressure and blow past the felt seals and back into the cabinet with the thermal fuse. The unit passing the end of cycle can be either a bad push-to-start switch 3977456 or a stuck set of contacts in the timer 8299778.
My dryer will not run. Why?
Answer Hello Teresa,
First, flip the breaker off and back on in case half of the breaker has tripped. You need to check the door switch 3406105. Many times the plastic door switch actuator, (part the door contacts when the door is closed against it), will break off. If this isn't it, the thermal fuse 3392519 has probably blown.