My dryer will run but will not get hot. Have checked the thermostat,
fuse, safety switch,cord, the heating element is not burnt any where. Can the element be bad if it is not burnt? Thanks
Answer Hello Peg. All the parts listed can be bad and not burnt. 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
I accidently shorted out one of the live sides of the cord to the dryer body. Now the dryer will not start. Even the drum light does not go on. I have checked all the thermostats and the thermo fuse for continuity and they all pass. The door switch is also OK. There however does not seem to be continuity when I test the resister that is attached to the timer. Will replacing the timer fix the problem?
Answer Wilbert, The resistor assembly 31001484 doesn't really affect the start or running of the dryer, it's more involved in the heater and timer motor circuits. You should be able to read 3.7 K ohms resistance across the resistor, if not then it needs to be replaced. As for the timer 31001513 , not yet. It sounds more like you have lost L1 power(120 VAC) to,or in the dryer. You need to start at the outlet, check for 220-240 VAC, then check across the outside terminals of the terminal block on the back of the dryer. Then check the wiring from the terminal block to the motor and up into the control panel.