This high limit thermostat has a limit of 260 degrees Fahrenheit. Meaning that it will cut out when the internal dryer temperature reaches 260. This thermostat cuts back in when the temperature drops ...
This element is strung with a coiled wire made of a nickel and a chrome alloy. This wire receives, but resists, a controlled electric current and as a result, the wire heats up. The heat produced is u...
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November 13, 2021
Dryer will not start and shows a padlock on the dial and before that it would not start either. Could it be the thermo fuse?
For model number EFME617STT0
Thank you for your question. If your dryer will not start, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the thermal fuses, the high limit thermostat, the motor and the door switch. You will find information on how to test these parts under Free Repair Help and Instant Repairman on our website. We hope this helps! Good luck with the repair!
Dryer was ran without lint filter in place. Clothes got sucked into the lint space. Dryer won't run after removing clothes. Help!
For model number EFME617STT0
Thank you for your question. If the dryer was used without the lint filter and now will not start, a small piece of clothing has likely been sucked into the blower wheel and housing. If you hear a humming sound coming from the motor when you try to start the dryer, then the blower and motor are clogged. You will need to access the blower and the motor to fix the issue. If you have any questions, please let us know. We are open 7 days a week. We look forward to hearing from you!
When I described the noise to a YouTube appliance diagnostician, I was directed to check the felt seals front and back of the rotating drum for wear, tears, or foreign objects. As it happens the felt seals looked find and there were foreign objects so, not wanting to disassemble and reassemble the dryer more than I had, I ended up replacing all the replaceable moving parts that I considered possible culprits: The idler tension spring, the idler tension bracket (which includes a nylon pulley wheel), the drum belt, the five rubber-tipped bearings that support the drum and keep it in place, and the foam seal on the blower housing which seemed a little brittle and old, as well as high-temperature adhesive for the latter. The instructional videos here and on YouTube were extremely helpful (I doubt that I would have attempted this job at all, had I not watched these ahead of time). The most time-consuming aspect was waiting for the arrival of the parts as I didn't order them all at the same time or all from the same place (I ordered from whomever could ship me a given part the fastest. Disassembly took less than an hour. Re-assembly with the new parts in place took about the same but was a little more awkward because this appliance sits in a very narrow closet and it's difficult to ensure that the 4" flexible duct stays in place when sliding the appliance back into the closet. No regrets. Now I know the basics if this dryer needs attention in future and I also know all the parts that I can eliminate as suspects in any future maintenance (the parts that I replaced)
1. Loosened the 3 screws inside of the drum 2. Removed the entire back of the dryer (lots of screws) 3. Removed the old vent (there are 2 screws at the bottom that hold it in) 4. Install new vent (put the screws back in) 5. Close up back and proceed to put all of the screws back