The thermostat in your clothes dryer is an important component to the unit. The temperature of the air inside the drum is regulated using different thermostats. Thermostats open and close an internal switch when subjected to the temperature of their environment. There are two different thermostats in your dryer, the operating thermostat(s) and the high limit ( safety ) thermostat(s). The only difference in these thermostats is their opening and closing temperatures. When the owner is not satisfied with the dryer’s functioning, it is necessary to test the thermostat. If the dryer overheats, the thermostat will shut off the heat. This can happen even if the dryer is not overheating when the thermostat goes bad. There are a few ways to test if the thermostat is not working. First, you will want to test the thermostat, with your multimeter. Check that there is continuity, and if there is not, then something is wrong. You will need to replace the thermostat at this point. Check your user’s manual for the correct part number. Another way to test that the problem is coming from the thermostat, is to unplug your dryer, and then remove the two wires from your thermostat. Join these two wires together with some electrical tape. Now with the thermostat bypassed, turn the dryer back on. If the dryer heats, then you know the thermostat is cutting off the heat, and it needs to be replaced. Sure, if the dryer turns on but refuses to heat, it is necessary to check other parts as well. Test the timer, and timing motor, for continuity. If there is no continuity, then you will either need to replace the entire motor assembly, or just the motor itself. You may want to contact a service professional at this point, so they can look at the motor for you. If they can replace the motor only, and not the full assembly, it may save you a few dollars, in the long run.
November 28, 2021
Admiral Furnace Repair: not heating up
Modern day home furnaces tend to run off gas or electricity or induction (a reaction of electricity and metal to create heat). They are much safer and contained.