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Cabrio Dryer getting too hot

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Ok, WED7800XW0 cabrio dryer is getting too hot. It even heats up in no heat cycle.

 

I checked the element it is showing about 17 ohms and it is NOT grounded out.

 

I changed the Thermistor, thermal cutoff, and the high limit.

 

Still no good. Any ideas???? I am VERY stumped! One of the above should have fixed it!

 

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I didn't see the obvious, how's the airflow.

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airflow is fine, but the airflow would not matter if it is on air only. unless the new thermistor is bad.

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If you're 100% sure the heater is not grounded (visually inspect that the elements aren't getting shorted during the running of the dryer and by checking continuity to ground) then it would be a bad control if there is no shorts in any of the wires.

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remove power from machine, access control board, unplug wires from heater relay, check for continuity, if there is continuity then the control is bad

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Main control board, if needed:  Part number: AP4538087

Part number: AP4538087

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Main control board, if needed:  Part number: AP4538087

Part number: AP4538087

 

There are 2 control boards, W10298625 and  w10294317 I think it is the latter

 

Just wanting to make sure I order the correct part.

 

FYI it ohm'd out at 12. Looks like the control board is bad.

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