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The dryer was tripping the breaker and now it just heats glowing hot on each temp cycle until i assume

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Old 06-12-2011, 03:19 PM
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Default dryer element heats hot on every temp level
Model Number: teds840jq2   Brand: Estate   Age: More than 10 years   

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The dryer was tripping the breaker and now it just heats glowing hot on each temp cycle until i assume the thermal overload shut it down. After it cools a bit it starts heating all over again. What up with this? Thanks.


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Old 06-13-2011, 03:05 AM
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See the attachment for the wiring diagram.

You may have a grounded element.

Check the heating coil.
Unplug the unit and both wires to the coil.
Check it with a meter, should be around 10 to 12 ohms.
Then check from each side of the coil to the case/frame, both should be infinite ohms (open). If not the coil may have sagged or broken and is touching the case. This can cause it to run on all temperature settings.
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