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WED5540SQ0 - Whirlpoor Dryer has trouble with thermal fuses...


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#21 sh2sh2

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

there shouldn't be any heat during air-fluff

Test again for a partial short or the Heater Element to chassis / ground.

That would also be a cause your original problem.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

I agree it sure sounds like a shorted element.  If it is shorted, it will start heating as soon as the timer is moved from the off position without the motor running. sometimes you can hear a vibrating noise and the element will start to glow a bit even when heating on 120volts.  Move the timer to the timed side with heat turned on and check for warmth on the heater housing. 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:35 PM

I agree it sure sounds like a shorted element.  If it is shorted, it will start heating as soon as the timer is moved from the off position without the motor running. sometimes you can hear a vibrating noise and the element will start to glow a bit even when heating on 120volts.  Move the timer to the timed side with heat turned on and check for warmth on the heater housing. 

I've had this happen before. Replacing the heater element and thermal fuse fixed it.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Its happened to me. for sure sounds like a shorted element. 


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

Heating Element Assembly
 
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

I replaced the cycling thermostat completely.  Will test it again tomorrow on fluff.  Checked using a continuity tester for grounds on the heating coil unit, but did not detect any grounds or partial grounds.

 

What if the built-in heater on the cycling thermostat is not being activated by the mode selector switch?  Would a malfunctioning selector timer be a possible source of all this trouble?

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

If the Timer was keeping the Heater energized,

the Thermostat should still regulate the temperature.


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