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Checking various dryer components for continuity allows you to identify a failed component. For example, you can test your dryer heating element, thermal fuse, flame sensor, thermostats, door switches, and other dryer parts.

The following article on our forum will explain in detail how to run a continuity test using either an analog meter or a digital meter - How To Check Continuity With Ohmmeter


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this morning i loaded the dryer with cloths but the dryer did not want
to start.
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This is a duplicated question.

Answered by denman here: Electric dryer

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Question What should thermostat read?

My Amana dryer stops and I have gone through all of the troubleshooting of the tumbler. When I turn the blower motor by hand, the tumbler moves pretty freely. I am down to the thermostat which reads 0 ohms when I measure across the leads. Is this correct or should it have some resistance. The heater thermostat reads 2300 ohms across its leads. Is this correct?
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Check the thermal fuse. The complete model number of the dryer might help too.

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The thermal fuse is #4 on the break down diagram. You have to check it for continuity and replace if it's open.

If the thermal fuse is open then it has to be replaced together with the high limit thermostat (#6 on the same diagram) even if this thermostat passed the continuity test.

Here are the break down diagrams and the parts list for the Amana dryer Model LE4407L

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Both of these parts show continuity. I checked the moisture sensor and it is showing open. I am going to short that and see if it runs
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If the dryer does not do anything then did you check the power outlet for the proper voltage? It suppose to be 240 VAC between the two hot outlets and 120VAC between each of them and ground.

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All of my thermistats and sensors test out OK, but the blower motor still gets turned off within a minute of starting. I am trying to tell if the motor itself is bad or if it is being shut off. The motor was full of lint and I have blown it out with an air compressor. Before spending the money on a new motor, I would like to hook it up to power directly. Do you have a diagram of the terminal wiring?
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