Question about Electrolux Dryers
My dryer will run for about 5 minutes, but will not heat up. Then it will shut off and the cycle lights flash. I ran the diagnostic cycle and got error codes E5b and 006. I pulled the heating element out and I am getting continuity throughout as well as the thermostat and the thermistor on the exhaust vent.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Crosley Dryer Heats then stops
If im thinking right, this dryer has the element in the top left corner. This unit has two thermostats, one mounted right above the element, and the other in the lower left front mounted on the fan housing. The one in the front is called the high limit thermostat, which means when it gets to a preset high temp, it cuts off the system until cooling occurs. The top thermostat, mounted above the element is the operating thermostat. It probably is one of the two thermostats. Its a very good idea to replace not only both of the thermostats, but the fuse as well. The fuse kit (Maytag Part# LA-1053) comes with a thermostat and 2 fuses, be sure to follow he instructions on how to determine the fuse for electric and gas. The high limit thermostat (Maytag Part# 53-0771) is an easy replacement. Something is causing the unit to short cycle. Sometimes you can hot-wire the operating thermostat (use caution, severe caution if doing this, not recommended if you arent sure whats going on). By doing this (removing the two wires from the thermostat, taping them together), you can watch and see if the element stays on longer, at least until the high limit switch comes on. This is really not recommended, if the high limit is out, it will not be good. Just easier to replace them both.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
Hi, If the dryer heats but will not advance in either time or auto cycles, you need to change the timer.
You can test to see if the timer is getting voltage. Remove the top rear panel and locate the two wires going to the timer motor. There should be 120V when the dryer is running in time dry.
Please let me know if this helps or if I can assist you further.
Posted on May 27, 2009
Remove 1 wire from the element . Your 220 V comes from ...110 motor , 110 control board . Check which wire is not getting 110 V , trace it and see which it comes from . That will tell you which one is defective .
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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