« Last post by Thorning on April 19, 2021, 08:02:15 AM »
I was given this dryer for repair with the customer telling me it would not heat or turn the drum. The rear cover was removed and the thermal fuse was checked. It was open and was replaced. The unit was plugged in to the power and the timer set on timed dry. It started up and was heating properly. The door was opened and it shut off as normal. The door was closed and nothing else was touched but after a minute or so the heating element started glowing red to deliver heat but I had not pushed any control button. The heat continued but no blower activation unless I rotated the timer knob to the off position and it stopped heating . I suspected the timer was the problem and removed it and dismantled it. All of the contacts were examined with no damage or burning and the timer motor was tested to see if it was sticking or had a broken gear or cam. No problems were noted. Everything was put back together . The timer dial was set to the timed dry position at about 60 minutes. and it worked properly. i opened the door and everything shut off as expected. I closed the door but did not touch the controls and after about a minute the heating element started glowing to provide heat but there was no blower motor action.. If I turned the timer dial to the off position all heat was shut off. I am looking for advice on this model to see if anyone has had a similar problem . I will next take the drum out and check for any problems but this start up of the heater without the blower on or any dial requesting drying is a strange one . Can anyone offer any suggestions ?