Had a dryer with no heat today. Checked the power outlet and found 220 volts as needed.
Pulled apart and found no problems with any of the normal culprits.
Found no power coming from the motor to the element. After further checking I found the blue wire coming to the motor from L2 didn't have required voltage.
So I go back around behind and find the blue wire burnt in two at the terminal block and the first couple inches kinda melted.
I fixed the wire, checked the rollers and idler to ensure they were turning freely.
After putting it together turned the drum by hand and it didn't seem to turn too stiffly.
In my mind I'm thinking the motor was pulling too many amps. I didn't check the amp draw because frankly I didn't know what to do if it was drawing too many amps.
Question: What could have caused this ?
Edited by tpoindexter, 13 August 2013 - 08:50 PM.