What does this thermostat regulate? How do you know if it is defective?
Answer Hello Charles. The thermostat regulates the heat in the dryer. It should open when the dryer reaches the correct temperature. If the dryer is putting out over 180° and the thermostat 8182477 does not open, you will need to replace it. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html