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Title: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: katiehussett on August 25, 2008, 07:42:20 PM
I have the heating element and thermal kit put back together and I dont know where the wires go...help

Model Number: tedx640pq0 icon
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: Al Capone on August 25, 2008, 07:43:50 PM
Hi katiehussett

Please post the model number of your dryer.

Thanks,
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: katiehussett on August 25, 2008, 07:50:53 PM
tedx640pq0 estate by whirpool
and picture
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: katiehussett on August 25, 2008, 08:07:42 PM
ok, so I tried it with the wire coming up from drum area unconnected. I am now going to try it with it connected. Please somebody help me...  :'(
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: katiehussett on August 25, 2008, 08:10:48 PM
well that sucks I blew out the dryer...
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: Al Capone on August 25, 2008, 09:19:50 PM
Here is the Wire Diagram (https://www.servicematters.com/docs/wiring/Wiring%20Sheet%20-%208528187.pdf) for your model dryer.

If you still need more help maybe repair-man, JW or one of the other appliance techs will be along soon.

I just help admin the boards when I can. The other guys are the real techs around here.
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: Al Capone on August 25, 2008, 09:21:41 PM
Edited first post to include model number.
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: Repair-man on August 26, 2008, 05:42:48 AM
The lady seems to understand pictures, so here's one of the correct way to wire the heater:

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_09_08_07_5_53_07.jpg)
Title: Re: dryer no heat, have parts...help!!
Post by: JWWebster on August 26, 2008, 10:58:55 PM
excellent pics . The smaller orange wire needs to be connected or the timer will never advance to shut down. The pic provided by RM shows the orange wire connected to a small spade terminal mounted on the original high limit. Your kit just gives you a jumper wire to complete the heater circuit just like your old part. In that same kit is a small adapter which mounts on the new limit and connects that orange wire.Katie if you look real close at your pic you have the jumper on the wrong leg and their is a big old fat hot wire missing from the pic. That wire may be grounded out and throwing your breaker. Looks like that orange wire has lost its spade clip. The kit comes with a replacement.