The dryer runs moderately hot all the time, changing the heat dial doesn't seem to make a difference. Is there an easy test? Thanks,
The first thing that you will want to check is the venting to make sure that the vent is not obstructed. Also check the blower to make sure that there is nothing caught in the blower wheel which would cause this issue as well. The only other thing that could be checked is the thermostats to make sure that they are opening and closing at recommended temps.
My dryer no longer heats. I have tested the thermal cutoff ( #6 on the parts diagram), the High limit thermostat(#15), the cycling thermostat (#24 on picture) and the heating element, and all test for continuity. The thermostat heater (#19) on the picture tests at 3.5K ohms which I believe is where it is supposed to be at.....
Do you have any suggestions as to what to check next, or am I missing something in the parts I've already checked?
Answer BS True,
There are 2 components other than the thermostats which would cause the heating element not to work. First is the motor and second the timer. The best option is to disconnect the power to the unit and access the heating element. Disconnect one wire that is going to the heating element, preferably the one on the thermostat side. Plug the unit back up and using a multimeter you will want to turn the dryer on and test for 120 vac at the terminal on the heater where the wire was disconnected. What this will do is eliminate the heater element itself and the motor. If there is 120 vac at this point then you know the heater is good and the motor is good because the other 120 vac coming through the thermostats is the timer side of the circuit. If there is not 120 vac at that point then you will want to test the other terminal on the heater and check for 120 vac. If there is not 120 vac then the motor would be bad and if there is 120 vac then the heater would be the issue. If there is 120 vac at each point then the heater is faulty.