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Offline Chief

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dryer not heating, fixed wire and replaced element
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:02:31 PM »
My dryer m# WED5300SQ0 stopped heating the other day. I pulled it out and noticed that the wire in the outlet box shorted. I fixed the wire and it now has power. The plug face where it connects to the outlet charred a little, but not bad. I've checked the plug and it has power. Where the plug cord connects inside the Dryer has power. All the leads leaving the wiring terminal have power ( except violet one at timer). The dryer will no longer heat and the timer will not turn. I replaced the heating element, but now know that I just threw a part at it b/c problem remains the same. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Re: dryer not heating, fixed wire and replaced element
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 08:24:07 PM »
Sound like timer is bad, did you test thermal fuse, thermal cut off,  & thermostats with an ohm meter?

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Re: dryer not heating, fixed wire and replaced element
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 11:24:07 AM »
... My dryer stopped heating the other day.
... The dryer will no longer heat and the timer will not turn.
does the Drum Motor run ?
Do you have 220v between Red and Black at the Dryer Terminal Power Strip ?

 
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