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Member Since 06 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2011 09:00 AM

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In Topic: Overheating GE model DWSR463EG0WW

12 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

Update on the heating element...

So, I checked the resistance of the heating element again and it appears okay. Each individual coil leg tested 19 and then both tested 39 together. So, I think it's correct since it's pretty much the doubled amount. I then tested each coil leg to the housing and they were completely open, so no grounding.

However, the heating element is still charred in the top section and it smells like burning immediately when it starts. This makes me wonder if it got charred when the control inlet thermostat failed and now it just continues to smell like burning because it is charred.

So, I was thinking maybe I would replace the control inlet thermostat (item#276464) because it fails to open at 210F.
Also, then replace the heating element coils (item#824395) in order to remedy the charred coils and burning smell.

All the other thermostats checked out fine and I do not think any fuses were blown because the dryer still operates fine.

Any thoughts re: my plans!! I really appreciate all the help, you are saving me tons of $ in repair costs plus I feel like I understand how my dryer works for any future issues!

In Topic: Overheating GE model DWSR463EG0WW

11 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

So, I checked the continuity of the heating element and got a reading of 39 when touching each of the terminals. The OHMs were set to the lowest resistance (200) but I am thinking 39 is not what I should have gotten.

I also checked each terminal pin individually against the heater housing to see if it was grounded, but both were completely open. The top of the element looks charred like it might have been burnt due to grounding, but I guess grounding isn't the issue since the OHMs checked out okay.


In Topic: Overheating GE model DWSR463EG0WW

09 December 2011 - 09:17 PM

I have not yet tested the heating element for ohms or if it's grounded, but that's in my plans for tomorrow. Any instructions or tips would appreciated!

In Topic: Overheating GE model DWSR463EG0WW

09 December 2011 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for the clarification. It's the cycling thermostat on the heating element that I tested by heating. It's the one that didn't open when heated to 200F. I haven't done anything to the two fuses on the heating element because the dryer will still turn on, so I was guessing they had not blown. Correct? Or should I be doing something to the fuses as well?

In Topic: Overheating GE model DWSR463EG0WW

09 December 2011 - 11:25 AM

Thanks so much for the video, that is exactly the explanation I needed.

Looks like i am off to order the cycling thermostat that goes on the heating element, since the fuse is not "opening" when heated above 200F.

Also, just FYI, I checked the ventilation prior to removing the drum and taking apart the dryer. It blows well and the vent meets all the qualifications re: materials, connections, etc.

I will report back after receiving my parts but please let me know if you think there is anything else I should check prior to trying to restring the belt (without a rear access)!!

Thanks for your wisdom Samurai!

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