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#1 Banzai Fix it

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 04:00 PM

It won't get hot, not even warm.

Should I try jumping that thermal fuse on the back of the machine?

or...check  what...pics please..?

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 04:04 PM

My mistake...excuse me.
Use your meter and check the fuse for continuity please.
Unless specifically asked otherwise, remember to test with the unit unplugged, or breaker off.
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 04:06 PM

You will want to take an ohm meter and check the white thermal fuse, and the ignitor first.  Ignitor is reference # 4...on the gas valve assy.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 05:40 PM

If you're having problems with a gas dryer that only heats a short time then shuts off the flame, the first thing to do is to completely disconnect the vent from the dryer and run it again to see if the symptom changes. If it does, you know the problem is the vent, read this page for more info.
If the problem doesn't change with the vent off or the burner never fires up at all, then the problem is inside the dryer. This page will help you troubleshoot the key components inside the dryer.

A common problem is the glow ignitor gets hot and turns orange, you hear a click, but no flame and then the ignitor goes out. This is almost always the gas valve coils, an inexpensive part that's easy to change. Don't mess around with just changing one of them, save yourself a headache and change out the set. You won't be out a lot of shekels. Buy the set here.

If the dryer runs for a while, shuts off and then won't even let you restart it for a while, this is usually a bad motor--the motor is overheating and its internal thermal overload is kicking it off. You should confirm this by measuring for 120v at the motor's run start winding terminals.

If you need help making electrical measurements and using a multimeter (or if you don't know what that is), read this page. You won't fix much in the appliance world without a multimeter. You can buy a good quality, inexpensive meter here.


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 06:08 PM

no reading on thermal fuse...ohm meter doesn't budge.  I guess thats it.   Jumped it and it fired right up...Solved!

 

How fast can I get one of those fuses sent to my house...or will Home Depot or something have one on a Sunday??  Laundry is a piling up!!!

gunna clean the fan out too...Thanks a zillion..


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 06:22 PM

Home Depot won't have it.  You have to buy it here or your beer will forever be flat. 

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 06:37 PM

You can only get one from an appliance parts place, like here.   Be sure to fix the vent in your home, since a blocked air flow is what caused this to open in the first place and is damaging your dryer.  The most important thing you can do for your dryer is have it vented to  the outside properly.
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 01:09 AM

Remember, Pegi, It's not always a blocked vent that causes those thermal fuses to fail.

Sometimes, just like a car or house fuse they just fail and need to be replaced, other times it fails because the user has stuffed the dryer so full of clothes it can't get any airflow.

But of course, the correct repair procedure is to check for any obstructions in the dryer vent and in the lint ducts of the dryer when the fuse fails.
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:10 AM

Anything else I should check on this model while I have all the pannels off?  I already vacumed out the enitre thing...and cleaned out the blower stack & vanes. 

I ordered the part...and a new ice maker since you all fixed/ diagnosed my prop there a few weeks ago.  I've been making cubes the last few weeks with a jumper wire.....that's getting OLD!!:yikes::yikes:

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:02 PM

Fix it......

:dude:thanks,

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