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Kelly, I don't have a test meter. If I did, how would I test it? I will go look to see if I can find the safety thermostat. Be back shortly
This safety themostat is different than the reset switch on the side of the heating element, correct? I can't find anything that looks like the picture you sent. Can you give more directions? Looking into the back of the machine, the heating element is on the lower right and the motor and belt are on the left to the front of the machine. Where is the blower housing?
So can I get to it from the back or do I need to take the front cover off of the machine?
So the heating element probably isn't bad after all?
Yes, I cleaned the filter and the housing. I will have to take the front off. I can't see anything from the back. Can I come back and ask additional questions? I know you don't have all day to wait on me
I was able to get to the safety thermostat from the back and unplugged the wires going to it. I tried to run the machine. Now it is beeping when I try to start it, but is still is not running. Do those wires I disconnected from the thermostat need to be connected together?
OK, I'll be back
I can't connect those wires. They have 2 different types of connectors, one plastic, on metal, that won't mate with one another and I don't want to cut the wires. Unless you have a better idea, I will buy the thermostat and replace it and hope that works.
I'll try wiring them together. Stay tuned.
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OK, I gave it a shot and nothing new happened. When I hit the start button I hear a click, but the dryer doesn't start. If I hit start again the lint filter button blinks, but I cleaned it with a water and a brush and vacuumed the inside of the lint area. ???
I tried again after reseating the wires. Same thing. The wires are hard to reach so I can't be sure that the contact is good. The belt seems tight to me. I'm going to go buy the thermostat and try that. Do you think I should return the new heating element? Since that didn't fix the problem? Could the heating element be bad too?
I'll get the thermostat first and put that in and if that works I'll replace the heating element with the original. If that works, then I will return the new one. Thanks for all your help.