What causes the heating element to keep burning? I've checked the thermal cut off fuse thermostat, and it still burns the coils within the heating element.
Answer Hello Pedro,
This is usually caused by the heating element 279838 being shorted to ground. The centrifugal switch in the motor 279827 being stuck in th4e closed position can also cause this.
My dryer will start and run ok, but the timer will not run, it just stays where you set it and runs continuously. Am I right to assume this is the timer motor gone bad, or should I check a few more things before ordering a new timer?
Answer John, If you place the timer dial in the timed dry selection area and start the dryer, if the dial doesn't advance in a few minutes, then replace the timer 3979618 . If the timer doesn't advance in the "auto dry" selection(s), then this is an indication of a heating issue, and you'll need to check the exhaust venting and vent hood for clogs, kinks and restrictions.