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    Default Dryer no low heat

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    Model - keye677bwh2

    Heats and cycles good on high setting but does not lower the temp on the lower settings. Mid and low are just as hot as high setting. Fluff/air works as it should.

    I have not checked the timer. I did replace the operating stat with one I think is good thinking maybe the heat anticipator might be faulty. If my meter is correct I think it showed around 7.5 set on 20,000.

    I think we discussed these thermostats before and it seems tome that is within range, right?
    Appreciate your thoughts on this.

    Thanks

    * A girl wanted it anyway, so I let her take it sort of against my better judgement.

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    Heats and cycles good on high setting but does not lower the temp on the lower settings. Mid and low are just as hot as high setting.
    What was the temps?
    I know some don't change very much....some are only 10?'s defference.

    That -seems- a bit high of a reading....but I don't normally have to test very many of the bias heaters in the operating thermostat.

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    The high temp on high setting was around 155 on.anon-digital thermometer. I think it was the same on all settings. I expected more of a difference than 10 degrees. Sold another that would be around 112 and 120. Thought it would be clsoe that.

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    Attached is wire diagram for the model#.
    Says thermostat heater is 5600-8400 ohms and the operating temps are 155?F and 150?F.

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    5 degrees difference in high heat and low heat sgs??

    Actually, I think there were 3 settings, low, med., and high.

    It would be good to find it is doing as it is supposed to do, but I'm like 'why bother' with the different heat settings.

    "Says thermostat heater is 5600-8400 ohms..."

    About what I was thinking I had read on a previous post somewhere here. Thanks for confirming it for me.
    Last edited by Boman; 02-15-2016 at 09:30 AM.

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    Actually, I think there were 3 settings, low, med., and high.
    As long as they are different to each other, it is ok.
    I can remember seeing older dryers 30+ years ago....had a low setting, Cottons setting, Permanent Press setting, whites setting, Delicate setting, Medium setting, High setting....and when you looked at the back of the switch, it only had two wires going to it.....heat or no heat.

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