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if the thermal fuse as blown again then i would first check the continuity of the heating element. remove both wires going to the element and check from one terminal to the element casing and then the other terminal to the case. you should not have any continuity at all. do this first and let me know what you find?
also check from one terminal to the other and make sure you have full continuity.
i see you are not online. please let me know when you can do this?
there you are
can you do this now?
this is most likely a bad timer but i want you to do this test firs then one other one.
also please get me the complete model number from inside the dryer door. it seams that yo mixed you the numbers a little.
are you there?
I'm not ready to do it right now I have to take off the back panel & get everything I need in place. My computer is also screwing up.
If you could hold on I Can do it.
well can you please go double check the model number while i wait?
Model # XXXXX Then another # XXXXX I see is MY0825049 Serial # XXXXX(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
this is a whirlpool design with the maytag name.
your problem is going to be a bad timer most likely. i just need you to test a few things to be sure
Ok I found that the element was ok & had continuity but also had continuity when I touched the case. I took the cover off & found the element was touching the metal divider & the ceramic was broken in half.
I think it got to hot and the timer is still a problem. What do you think
Also the thermal fues was blown again.
there is your problem
what happens is the element being shorted to the case causes it to not cycle
this causes it to over heat and blow the fuse
now as for the timer, you will need to replace the element and the fuse.
is the timer ok then?
with that being shorted it sends power through the neutral side of the timer and causes it to continue running. i cant say that it will be ok for sure due to this could have shorted the contacts but there is a chance that it will be fine. its usually a 50/50 shot
I need to get a ceramic piece as well to hold the element from the divider metal
no the element comes complete with the ceramic pieces
give me one min and i will get you the part numbers and prices through a discounted site.
ok I guess I will try & just replace the element & fuse only first.
Ok thank you!
the element pat number is XXXXX and the normal price is $85.99. you can get this at www.appliancepartspros.com for 44.95.
Ok I'll give it a shot. the price is a little more then the older modles I see.
the thermal fuse kit is number 279816
and the cost is $22.95
thank you so much for your help.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP I'LL ORDER IT TOMMORROW MORNING.
your very welcome. thank you for using just answer and dont forget to accept please