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MT dryer MDET336AYW element not functioning


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#1 RedToryTy

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

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I went out on this dryer; I measure 120VAC at each leg of the element, and it ohmed 10.1 ohms of resistance. I swapped the old element out with one I had...nothing. Where on the timer do I need to measure voltage? Experience or insight? I welcome your critical comments and snide remarks.

 

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

That's the same 120 on either side...need to test across both for 240. What's the status on the thermal cut out and high limit?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

 ... 120VAC at each leg of the element
... and it ohmed 10.1 ohms of resistance.

1) not a normal test on a 240v appliance
2) Element is good

 

Does the Drum Light work when the Door is open ?

Is there 240v at the Dryer Power Cord Terminal Power Strip ?

if OK, then set the Temperature Switch to Air-Fluff (no heat)

Then measure for 120v from each side of the following to chassis (ground):

Cycling Thermostat Blue wire / Purple wire

Hi-Limit Thermostat Purple wire / Black wire


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Reg,

 

I discovered the door switch and light are wired incorrectly, i.e. the drum comes on when the door is closed. I will use the diagram and take care of that problem. There is 240VAC at L1 and L2 on the power cord. On Air Fluff, there is 120 VAC at Cycling/Purple and Hi-Limit/Black. Is this like the situation with the service-through-the-front WP dryers with the dryer relay; I had this problem with a couple stuck relays and had to change them. In this situation, though, I'd change the timer, correct? I see no such heater relay on the diagram.

 

Thanks in advance,

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

... On Air Fluff, there is 120 VAC at Cycling/Purple and Hi-Limit/Black.

and 120v at Cycling Blue ?
 
if OK then:
set Dryer to run High-Heat on Timed Dry
check voltage from Timer yellow to Timer red
Should be 0v
If 240v, then bad Timer
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Misunderstood your cycling voltage check; will-do a recheck. Thanks, Reg.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

Cycling thermostat Blue to chassis--120VAC

Cycling thermostat Purple to chassis--120VAC

Hi-limit thermostat Purple to chassis--120VAC

Hi-limit thermostat Black to chassis--120VAC

 

Red to Yellow on Timer--0VAC.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Red to Yellow on Timer--0VAC.

That's with the Dryer set to run High-Heat on Timed Dry ?
 
OK, with the same setting...
on the 3-position heat switch:
measure voltage from Red wire to Blue wire
0v = OK
240v - bad Switch
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Red to Blue--0VAC

Red to White--122VAC

Red to  Orange--0VAC


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

and the last (2) of your posts were with the Dryer running on High-Heat on Timed Dry ?


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

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Edited by KurtiusInterupptus, 08 January 2013 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

AUTOMATIC High Heat--no timed High Heat. This dryer feels like Foreigner's, "Feels Like the First Time," Kurtius; thanks for the grief, bro.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

once more :

Air-Dry:

3 way Temperature switch

red wire to chassis (ground) = 120v

blue wire to chassis (ground) = 120v

 

Cycling Switch blue to purple = 0v

 

High Heat

3 way switch

red to blue = 0 v


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

What I got

 

Air-Dry:

3 way Temperature switch

red wire to chassis (ground) = 123VAC

blue wire to chassis (ground) = 123VAC

 

Cycling Switch blue to purple = 0v

 

Auto Dry, High Heat

3 way switch "REGULAR," red to blue = 0VAC

Cycling Switch blue to purple = 0VAC

 

So, because the timer and thermostats are functioning okay, don't I change the heat selector?


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

:kopkrab:

 

could be bad (weak) Motor Switch contacts ....

 

Auto Dry, High Heat

Timer Yellow wire to Timer Red wire = 0v (that was done)

 

3-way Switch Red to Blue = 0v (that was done)

 

Cycling Thermostat Blue to Purple = 0v (that was done)

 

Hi-Limit Black to Purple = 0v

 

Drum Motor Black to Blue = 0v

 

Heater Black to Black = 240v


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