Kenmore Electric Dryer will no heat up fully
Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:21 PM
To check your operating thermostat, put a sitck themometer next to the thermostat and connect a voltage meter across the thermostat.When you get a reading of voltage across the thermostat,then you know the thermostat has opened up and you can check the temperature at which the thermostat opened. Hope this helps.
Posted 01 December 2005 - 01:06 PM
Temp wise 170 is too hot. I would bet the high limit stat is what is tripping instead of the operating stat. Sounds like a meter is definatly needed to proceed much further on this one.
Posted 01 December 2005 - 04:52 PM
We could have a couple of problems here.Thermostats,worn out element,and an intermitent thermal overload caused from a larger load.This guy needs to get a meter.
Posted 02 December 2005 - 10:46 AM
Thank you very much for all the replies!! To update what has gone on.... I had a choice to make during the one lunch this week that I actually got out of the building, I could either go buy a meter or buy some of the mentioned parts......
I chose to buy the parts and see what happened, I know not the wisest choice, but I did do homework and also talked to the guys at the appliance store. So I bought the HI-limit T-stat and the Thermal Fuse. That night at 11:00 when I finally got home from work I took the dryer apart and replaced the parts, completely cleaned out the lint trap till it was spotless, and vaccumed out any other lint I could find!
I didn't replaced the dryer hose because this was already new last week!
Wow! The dryer now runs better than when we first were given it!! It is quiet and clothes are always dry after one cycle! The only other problem I saw was that there still was not a lot of lint in the screen after a cycle. I mentioned this to a co-worker the following day and he asked if we used dyer fabric softener sheets. I said Ya why?? He said that they can actually put an invisible coating on the screen that resricts air flow. He told me to run the screen under water and see if the water flows through it or kinda flows over it. Well the water pretty much stayed on the top of the filter. So I washed it with soap and water and then the water flowed right through it!
So now the dryer works awesome and there is always lots of lint!!
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