dryer will run & heat but will not shut off
Answer Eric, You will want to make a couple of resistance checks at the PS5 connector on the control board 37001286 first. In the wire harness connector, unplug it and test, pin#1(pink) to pin#11(pink) should read approximately 10,000 ohms resistance, Pin#3(blue) to pin #7(blue) you should read and "open" circuit, When you place something metal or wet across the sensor bar in the drum, the circuit should close. If all's OK, replace the control board.
Symptom is that the dryer starts, then stops within 10 seconds. I completely disassembled the unit and cleaned the components. Didn't notice any visible damage. Issue may be caused by thermal limit sw and or Control Panel. So I have two questions:
1. Any way to check the limit sw with an ohmmeter before spending 130.00+ on a Control Panel?
2. Any other causes for this symptom?
Thank you for your help,
You will want to do a resistance check on the thermistor of unit. On connector PS5 of the control board check from Pin 1 to Pin 11 and should have a resitance reading of approximately 10,000 ohms at room temperature. On the same connector you would do a continuity check on the sensor bars Pin 3 and Pin 7 of the PS5 connector. It should read open. When you put a piece of metal or something wet it should read a closed circuit. If these test ok then you will need to replace the control board. If they fail then replace the component. 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