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My electric dryer heating element continues to heat after the motor has stopped. It is my understanding that this is

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:11 AM
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My electric dryer heating element continues to heat after the motor has stopped. It is my understanding that this is caused by a faulty centrifical switch which should open the electrical path to the element when the motor is idled. In viewing the electrical schematic I do not see an external switch, however, within the motor it appears two switches are present. The m1 and m2 terminals appear to be connected to the element. Is this a replaceable? Or must the motor be replaced?


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Old 05-17-2009, 09:06 AM
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Unfortunately the motor has to be replaced.
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This could also be a shorted heating element ! If the element is grounded to the case and the timer is in the on position the element will stay hot when not running.
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I should have thought of that, sometimes I must be wide asleep.

Jim's suggestion is a high probability, because if the heater was on full with no air movement it should blow the thermal fuse.
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