Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:36 PM
got my brewski.. now on to the ??
dryer won't run. simple. checked continuity on starter switch, door switch, 3 thermostats. All good. checked the continuity on the thermal fuse. read 8 ohms.. is this within the good range or is this fuse bad? all I've read on 'other' sites is if it continous it's good, if not it's bad. why does the ohmmeter confuse me? why? whyyyyyy??
life is good. especially when yer working on @$!@$ appliances. :D
Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:54 PM
I rectum I'd be surprised if eight ohms in your thermal fuse would be enough to stop the dryer from running. This is a case of what we professional appliantologists call "Delicious Ambiguity." In this situation, maximum information has been extracted from dead tests (testing continuity w/ no power applied to circuit) and it's time to turn to live tests. This is where we're working on a live circuit and tracing the voltage through the circuit. With dryer plugged in and start buttion pressed, check voltage on each side of the thermal fuse wrt ground.
Post your dryer brand and model number and we might be able to dig up a diagram or two.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:58 PM
here's the model number..
I should probably stop drinking if I'm going live eh? naaahhhh it only hurts for a second or 4..
Posted 01 April 2005 - 06:08 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:43 PM
Posted 02 April 2005 - 02:40 AM
Gairz, once you sober up, report back on the test Manny told you to do, which was the same one I tried to get you to do but must not have explained it well. If the thermal fuse checks good, then we're gonna feast our bloodshot squinties on the motor.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 04:21 AM
amazing site.. get an answer overnight.. will tell friends about this site.
btw, tried the continuity check again with one wire unhooked. read to INFINITY!! great!.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 04:49 AM
tried the continuity check again with one wire unhooked. read to INFINITY!!
THAT'S why you read 8 ohms-- you were reading back through the circuit. D'OH!
For other grasshoppers reading this thread, read this primer on making basic electrical measurements before you start using your meter otherwise you're likely to get nonsensical results.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 04:59 AM
that's another topic. don't drink while trying to solve a puzzle.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:33 PM
gairz good to see that the problem was solved on your dryer!
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