Does this T-Stat contain a SPDT type switch? In other words, when the cut-out temperature is reached and the main terminal (#1) opens, does terminal #2 (the timer circuit) contact close?
Answer Bud, Yes, If the dryer is heating properly, and the hi limit thermostat remains closed, when the cycling thermostat cycles the heater circuit open and the internal contacts switch to terminal #2 and feeds the 120 VAC to the timer motor, and the timer dial moves, but only on the "auto advance" cycle. Good Luck and Thanks
My dryer lights for 5 seconds and shuts down. I cleaned vent and blower wheel and replaced therma fuse and senor. Could it be a bad cycling thermostat?
Answer Hello Fran. Yes, it could be a bad cycling thermostat 37001136. Based on the information you provided, if the igniter and thermal cut-offs are good, and the flame sensor reads closed for continuity, you will need to replace the gas valve 37001127. 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