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Dryer heating element remains on if you were to open dryer door with timer still on. have replaced all fuses

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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Default whirlpool electric dryer
Model Number: WED4900XW0   Brand: -brand-   Age: Less than 1 year   

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Dryer heating element remains on if you were to open dryer door with timer still on. have replaced all fuses and thermostats. still no help !!! will run for a while before it blows fuse.


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Old 06-10-2014, 05:26 AM
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See the attachment for the tech sheet.

I am assuming that when you open the door that the motor stops.

Could be a couple things.

Unplug the unit and both wires from the heating element.
Measure across the heating element, should be around 8 to 12 ohms.
Then measure from each side of the eelement to the case, both should be infinite ohms. if not the element is grounded and should be replaced.

If the element is good then you will see that there is a centrifugal switch on the motor which closes when the motor gets close to operating speed.
When the motor is at rest it should be open killing power to the heating coil.
Could be it is stuck in the closed position or it's contacts are welded together.

If it is a bad switch then the motor will have to be replaced.
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