So with my new multimeter
, I did a few readings:
hot wires/hot wire + neutral = 240/119 while dryer is not running
hot wires/hot wire + neutral = 238/119 while dryer is running
hot wires/hot wire + neutral = 234/116 while dryer is running and element is on
Is this normal, the little drop in voltage when it's on? I did those readings directly at the plug... not sure how to do it at the back of the dryer; the wire is connected to the dryer in white plastic plugs (see pic). Do I need jumper cables or do I do the reading directly at the timer?
I did a resistance test at the thermal fuse, door switch and the hi-limit with dryer disconnected and got a 0.3
Today, the dryer for some reason is working pretty well. I was trying to get a reading when it stops but it didn't. In 2-3 hours of running, it stopped once - I ran to it and took a reading at the plug and it was fine. This was 15 secs max after it stopped. But then I pressed the start button, maybe another 15 secs later and the dryer started again. As far as I know, I had to wait a few minutes before I could restart it... weird. Do you guys sometime get problems that go away on their own? I didn't think so.
If you can give me a hint on how to take a reading from the back, I'll post the result once the dryer starts acting up again,