Originally Posted by megbee
Thanks for the info, I have a question - Can you tell me where the operating thermostat is & what it does. If you can help me with that i would be very grateful!!
Actually there are 2 thermostats, and they are located in the same place, which is right on the blower housing, in the front. One is a heater thermostat, and it measures the heater temperature, and its part # is 61623. The other which is right next to it, is the operating thermostat, which senses the operating temp of the dryer. It part # is 503979. So, in a regular dry cycle the temp should read at the vent, if you have a thermometer, with a thin shaft, you can poke it through the vent hose, should read between 145-155 degrees. If you have that, then cleaning the blower housing and the vent to the outside was it. If not, I recommend you replace the both of the thermostats. They are cheap, and they both have been over taxed, because they have been clicking off, and on, at a much higher rate, so they tend to loose there accuracy. I hope that helps. Tom Appliance Educator, Appliance Parts, Washer and Dryer Parts, Refridgerator and Freezer Parts, Stove and Oven Parts