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Shorted element and low heat???

Shorted element and low heat???

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    Default Shorted element and low heat???

    Jeff, I read a piece tonight somewhere that stated a shorted element may cause a low heat situation. I thought the opposite was true. Thought a shorted element in a dryer would cause too much heat?
    Appreciate a comment on this.

    Thanks!

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    The shorted to ground element is AC/DC...it can go either way...not hot enough or too hot....depends on where or how much of the element is staying on, which side is shorted to ground.

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    Oooo...k. Thanks.

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    Can elaborate another day....when we have more time.

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    Ran into this situation a couple of days ago myself. Conplaint was dryer would just run and run. I checked the heat, it never really got as hot as it should. This was Kenmore. I remembered this post when I noticed the low heat and the auto cycle setting for drying. Element was shorted. New element and working stat solved the problem.

    I think this is the first time I have had a whlpl made dryer do this. I have seen GE's be broken on one side of the element and cause low heat. Always learning.

    Thanks for teaching!
    Last edited by Boman; 04-04-2016 at 09:00 PM.

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    Always learning
    Every day!

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