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Originally Posted by jonnyshaw I am at my wits end with this dryer and don't know where else to turn.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:53 AM
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I am at my wits end with this dryer and don't know where else to turn.

Same issue with it running 20 min and then over heating. Lint trap is clear dryer vent not blocked dryer pulled out so it has a strait shot. Replaced thermostats and thermo-fuses. Been through 2 "new" motors. Resistance of heating coil is around 10 ohms. dryer is a Samsung DV316LES/XAA please help before it ends up on the curb.
Johnny,

The only thing you haven't coverred is the belt switch and wiring.

Have you run the diagnostic codes in the control board ?

You may want to run the dryer, with the exhaust vent disconnected from the back of the dryer as well, it should help us to determine a possible overheat situation, causing the thermal cut out on the heater to open .

Let us know what you find, and we can go from there.


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So I was finally able to figure it out and it ended up being one of those things were you're like "HELLO!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!" The problem ended up being a Thermistor, one of the first things you check right? When I originally checked it there was continuity and it ohmed out so I just moved on. Turns out it was actually about 3K Ohms off and that made the PCB guess what the temperature was and with each cycle of the heating element the PCB kept guessing that it was cooler and cooler till eventually it just overheated.

At least it's finally fixed though live and learn I guess, just kicking myself for buying a motor when I didn't need to.
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So I was finally able to figure it out and it ended up being one of those things were you're like "HELLO!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!" The problem ended up being a Thermistor, one of the first things you check right? When I originally checked it there was continuity and it ohmed out so I just moved on. Turns out it was actually about 3K Ohms off and that made the PCB guess what the temperature was and with each cycle of the heating element the PCB kept guessing that it was cooler and cooler till eventually it just overheated.

At least it's finally fixed though live and learn I guess, just kicking myself for buying a motor when I didn't need to.
Johnny,

Great job.

We're glad you're up and running.

Good Luck,

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