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#1 mpm8789

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

So the thermal cutoff was bad so I replaced it with one from the kit 279769 but silly me didnt replace the high heat thermostat because  I wasnt sure if it was the correct one and it went bad after the first load.  So my question is do you guys use the kits on these or the cutoff and thermostat specified by whirlpool.

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

After my first call back on one for this very reason years ago, I ALWAYS use all components in the kit.  And now you will, too!   :dude:

 

Thermal cutoff kit:  http://www.repaircli...Kit/279769/2821

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

... So the thermal cutoff was bad so I replaced it ... and it went bad after the first load. 

 

Dryer Vent 4" diameter

Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:34 AM

Have you seen the whirlpool flash with instructions to swap positions of the high limit and TCO on standard top filter models? It says the TCO is supposed to be at the lower end of the heat tube, just the opposite of the way they come out of the factory. 


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:37 AM

Have you seen the whirlpool flash with instructions to swap positions of the high limit and TCO on standard top filter models? It says the TCO is supposed to be at the lower end of the heat tube, just the opposite of the way they come out of the factory. 

 

 

I have not seen that!  Will try to find that and post it here on the site.  Thanks for mentioning it!  



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

I forgot to post the model Mgdb400vq0. My question is will the kit work on this model becuase the thermostat is different and the parts diagram the kit doesn't come up.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:49 AM

How's the Belt for the Blower Assembly ?

 

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#35    8573713 Thermal Cut−Off

http://www.repaircli...R=154&N=1180872

 

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#36    3391912 Thermostat, High−Limit

http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=526280

 

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#48    3390719 Thermal Fuse

http://www.repaircli...sp?R=154&N=2923

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

the belt to the blower and blower seemed fine.  The thermal fuse was fine as well but would you still replace it?



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

usually just the parts that are bad ....

Normal operating temperature is determined by the Thermistor  .

AND check your Vent System


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