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    Model - 11066902692

    Not sure if I have posted about this dryer or not. I had worked on it for a couple a few t imes. It would always heat at my shop with no problem. When it was reinstalled at their apartment, it would heat a little and quit heating. It would blow the thermal cut-off on the heater cage. Owner said it had done the a few times evenw ith new cut-offs. tHis made me wonder if something was wrong on their end.

    I ended up with the dryer, got it heating again by changing the cut-off kit (New), and sold it after running it several times. Same thing with the new owner. It quit heating. I have not checked it yet, but I am betting the thermal cut-off is blown again even with the new high limit stat.

    What might the problem be? Centufugal switch in the motor? Timer? Motor overheating with a load of clothes in it? Moisture sensor?


    Why wouldn't the cycling stat and/or high limit stat prevent it from getting hot enough to blow the thermal cut-off?

    I have a second one similar to this one. I have to check it tomorrow that may have the same problem.
    Model - 110.63952102
    This one has a thermistor for a cycling stat.
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    Model - 11066902692

    Just checked. This thing blew the thermal cut-off again with a new high limit stat.

    Anyone got any ideas? It is old and not worth a lot, but I sure would like to know the cause of this for future reference.

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    Model - 110.63952102

    This one is the second one I mentioned. Sols it and had to go over today and change the thermal cut-off.

    This one has a thermistor and a heat relay. The thermistor ohmed at 10 or 11 ohms at room temp.

    The relay coils (P3-1) and P3-2) ohmed at 2.5

    The venting took a sharp turn up the inside of the wall toward the attic of this duplex apartment. I had tried to get my vent brush in it with really no luck. I had also looked around outside for the exhaust vent with no luck before I saw that it looked as though it goes to the attic and maybe vents through the roof. You would think so.

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    That vent may be an issue.

    What might the problem be? Centufugal switch in the motor? Timer? Motor overheating with a load of clothes in it? Moisture sensor?
    Not moving enough air would be #1.....venting, lint screen, fan blower, dryer internal ducts, bad drum seals.
    Shorted element to ground.

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    The vent is supect. The odd thing is both of the dryers are similiar and I expected the thermal was what had happened to the second dryer when the buyer called me.
    Sure enough, it was the cut-off. He is an older fellow and he had forgotten to clean the lint screen also. I don't really think it was clogged that bad, but that with the vent doing a quick 90 up the wall....
    I expect to hear from him again.

    Still find it odd these things will work in my shop...with no vent through the wall. I have a few times run flex toward one of the doors with no problem.

    On one of the dryers, I did notice some black burns marks on one of the element terminals. AS I moved my probe around checking continuity, It was a little iffy at certain spots on the one terminal as if the spade connector had been arcing. I did crimp the connectors some on that dryer in case they were a little loose.

    I intend to clean the terminals good so I can get a consistant reading with the ohm meter from both terminals.

    Still a mystery as to why the thermal cut-off blows instead of the new high limit stat.
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    Still a mystery as to why the thermal cut-off blows instead of the new high limit stat
    No mystery....parts sales!

    jeff.
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    The hi limit doesn't "blow", it's a thermostat, not a cutoff. It may very well be cycling but it's at the bottom of the heater box and the thermal cutoff is at the top. With insufficient air flow or a grounded element, it can still get too hot where the cutoff is and cause it to trip. You can probably reset the cutoff by slamming it on a hard surface.

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    Fixer, I should have been more clear. I meant it is a mystery why the high limit did not cut out and prevent excess heat buildup. I have slammed the cutoff and got it to working again. Glad to see you suggest that. I was wondering if I was one of a few that did that and how reliable it is. I know it does work as far as getting the thing to work. Hopefully, it still blows at the same temp.

    As far as the cut-off being at the top, it is nearer the end of the horizonal cage. I would think the same thing applies as far heat buildup due to aire flow/exhaust restriction.

    I have checked this thing for a brounded element. I am wondering if the one terminal on the element was causing the problem. Then again, this be a chicken or egg first kind of thing.

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    I have a second one similar to this one. I have to check it tomorrow that may have the same problem.
    Model - 110.63952102
    This one has a thermistor for a cycling stat.
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    Just got the call. Heated for a little bit and quit.

    He says the other apartments are not having a problem. BUt, he also says other dryer that a friend brought over worked..until it quit.

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    Just got the call. Heated for a little bit and quit.

    He says the other apartments are not having a problem. BUt, he also says other dryer that a friend brought over worked..until it quit.
    Same apt, two different dryers? If yes, the air flow/venting would be a prime suspect for sure.

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