Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:44 PM
hi. i have a 220v. g.e. electric dryer i have replaced both of the round thermostats in the rear of the unit assuming that was the problem. and checked my breaker box. the dryer works perfectly except it no longer gets hot? i think the problem was i forgot to empty the lint trap and the air flow was stopped up. i figured it overheated and one of the two thermostats went bad so i replaced them both but still no heat? the heating coils and everything visually seems to be in good order. the thermostat that has 4 posts (2 red wires/2purple) marked "heater" had juice when i check it with a meter, the small white plastic unit near it that looks like it is a type of thermometer or something that has two posts/red wires has juice, but the thermostat on the heating coil with 2 posts/red wires has no juice even though its new, although i dont know if it would show on the meter since it is not like the other thrmo with 4 wires, and the other small white plastic unit with two wires that is also near the heating coils shows no juice. i have only replaced the thrmos at this point not sure if i am suppose to change the small white plasitc things or if theyre bad or what else i should check???? thanks. MODEL NUMBER; wsm2420sezww p.s.the old and the new thermostats when shaken all make a small noise like a burnt out light bulb, as if there were a small filament in there moving around, is this normal, just not sure how your suppose to know if a thermo is bad or not?