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Dryer not heating up, burnt wire.


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#1 dube5878

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:17 PM

For the 4th time in about a year my dryer has crapped out on me. The most recent failure, until now, was the thermofuse. Now my dryer runs but there is no heat and will not shut off after a cycle is complete. I opened the back to find that under the thermostat high limit is a white "harness". The red (power wire is my guess) wire going to this was burned at the end. Now is this serious or can I just clip off the end and re-attach the wire?

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:12 PM

[user=9368]dube5878[/user] wrote:

For the 4th time in about a year my dryer has crapped out on me. The most recent failure, until now, was the thermofuse. Now my dryer runs but there is no heat and will not shut off after a cycle is complete. I opened the back to find that under the thermostat high limit is a white "harness". The red (power wire is my guess) wire going to this was burned at the end. Now is this serious or can I just clip off the end and re-attach the wire?



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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:07 PM

You can just repair or replace the wire, however you need to see why your dryer is overheating, usually a clogged vent system from the dryer to the outside or the cord is loose on the terminal block, would suspect a venting problem first...
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 02:33 PM

Repaired wire and reconfigured my venting. Suspected venting also but wanted to see what the pros said! My vent outlet in the wall was not a well thought plan, it's up about 4 inches over my dryer's exhuast, and to the left about 4 inches. Consequently I have to have the dryer sitting off the wall about 2 feet to get good flow. Thanks much, this is the best advise about my appliances I've ever had!

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 03:20 PM

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