Author Topic: Magic Chef Elec. dryer  (Read 3205 times)

Offline billhd90

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Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« on: August 07, 2011, 08:14:08 PM »
dryer was running ,no strange noise,then it quit--------------has power to the dryer but nothing works,,not even the lite in the drum    HELP---Bill

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 10:04:07 PM »
How did you check the power to the dryer? A electric dryer needs 240 volts to work correctly.

If you have house hold fuse instead of breakers make sure you check the fuses for the dryer. There will be two house hold fuses and if one is bad you will still get some voltage to the dryer, but not enough for it to run correctly.

If you are sure that you have the correct voltage to the dryer then I would check #3 and #6 in this Diagram with a ohm meter.

Here is a video that will show you how to check a thermo fuses. Your thermo fuse look a little different on your model, but they all get checked the same.



Let us know what you find.

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 06:11:08 AM »
No interior light could be a door switch problem.
The door switch also controls power to the timer.
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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 09:32:53 AM »
Could be the thermal fuse, LA-1053.  Use a putty knife to release the clips and lift up the top.  At the left rear is the heater.  On the right side of the heater box below the heater terminals is the thermal fuse.  Check for continuity.  Clean out your lint housing and vent or it will blow again.

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 06:04:45 PM »
The long screw that holds the element in the heater chamber also holds that fuse. Their will be 2 fuses in the packet along with the high limit what mounts on top. Use the same color fuse as your old one. Both fuse swill work. One is set for 250 and the other for 300 is the only diff. They sell a thermal fuse in a packet all by its lonesome also.
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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 12:47:11 AM »
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One is set for 250 and the other for 300 is the only diff.

The 300 is the thermal fuse.  The 250 is a limit thermostat for a gas dryer.  They won't dry worth a damn if you install the wrong part. Don't ask me how I know.

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 06:10:17 AM »
What JW is referring to are both thermal fuses.
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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 10:13:37 AM »
3 parts come in the kit. A 250f high limit (the big one) and 2 smaller ones. The 2 smaller ones are for gas or electric and they have a color dot on them for ID. One of them fuses is the 250f gas fuse and the other is a 300f.
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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 10:44:53 AM »
Okay, I just grabbed the LA-1053 off my truck.  The pink dot is L300F.  The yellow dot is L240-30F.  The -30F says it's a thermostat, not a fuse.  When I mistakenly installed  the yellow dot thermostat on an electric dryer it didn't blow but it cycled the heater so much the clothes took forever to dry. I can prove it with video if you want but you'll have wait until I get back from my vacation.

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 10:53:14 AM »
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I can prove it with video if you want but you'll have wait until I get back from my vacation.

I believe you, I did the same thing once.  :embarassed:

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 11:01:19 AM »
One other thing them dryers are notorious fer is a stripped blower wheel. The plastic hub wallows out with the heat over time and begins to slip. It takes them clothes twice as long to dry and blows them fuses at some point. Keep that style dryer happy with a good blower wheel and you have a nice machine.
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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 09:27:00 PM »
how do you check the other hi and low temp switchs

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Re: Magic Chef Elec. dryer
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 06:32:25 AM »
Disconnect the wires and use a meter set for ohmms. Touch the meter leads to the terminals. No reading is a bad relay.
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