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Offline Norm D

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Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« on: June 15, 2010, 08:36:31 PM »
I have checked all the thermostats, heating element and thermal fuse for continuity. I removed the wires before doing so. All of them are giving me a reading of around 0, so seem to be good.
 There is 220 coming into the dryer.
 Now I dont know which direction to take, any suggestions?

(i did check the main control thermostat also, it gave me a reading across the big wires, but none across the two small wires)

Model pye2300ayw

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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 10:03:27 PM »
That small one (thermal limit) on the right hand side of the element kills the power in the event of a blower wheel or lint problem. (Click pictures to enlarge)
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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 06:40:14 PM »
I checked that one, it is fine too, thx. There was a bit of lint inside, but i clean it out good about once a year.

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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 07:40:26 PM »
test the heat switch in the motor. 
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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 07:47:31 PM »
If all of the limits are good, the door safety switch is fine and all of the wires are in their correct positions nice and tight and the power is there going into the dryer then you you are down to the timer or the motor. It is the old: is it the timer er is it the motor scenario. The good news is the dryer is worth fixing. In my opinion I would buy both if that is what it takes. Will it run? If all of the above is ok and it runs but no heat you need to remove the timer and do an autopsy. These timer can get a burr on the hot leg going to the heating element. If she ain't too far gone and you take your time you can clean the contact inside the timer and dry on. Click on pic to enlarge. I believe this one could be filed down and made to go a while longer.
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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 08:30:37 PM »
How's the House Circuit Breaker ?
re-set them

Then try the Dryer heat ...

If still no heat:

Then run the Dryer w/Timer Dial in the Air Fluff cycle

Check the voltage on the Heat Selector Switch:

Yellow Wire to chassis  (a good ground)

If = 120v AC, then:
1) the Motor Centrifugal Switch is OK,
2) Heater Element is OK
3) Operating (Cycling) Thermostat is OK
4) Safety Thermosrat is OK
5) House Circuit Breaker OK
6) Timer may be bad



« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 08:35:24 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 05:51:19 PM »
Thanks for the directions guys. My next day off I will definately pursue this.

I think my wife will go to the laundromat about one more time before I am seriously in the doghouse :)

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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 10:26:56 AM »
Ok then.............although I am reading 11.5 resistance across the heating element terminals, when I checked the voltage i am getting 120 off of either hot wire to the frame of the element. I think I read somewhere this also indicated a bad element, is this true?

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Re: Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 10:53:58 AM »
Nvm, i checked it and it is not shorted.

 

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