|View single post by ikaruga|
|Posted: Mon Oct 11th, 2010 07:12 pm||
|Thanks for the reply! I had the opportunity to test the components with my multimeter this weekend, using the wiring diagram as a guide
1. The thermal relay shows continuity. (I also replaced this a couple months ago).
2. The thermostat (#15 in the parts diagram) shows continuity. I'm guessing that it's the "Safety Stat." in the wiring diagram.
3. I'm not sure what "Adj. Stat." is, but I think it's the temperature selector on the control console. It has a long, stiff metal wire that starts at the console and ends at the blower housing exit. This part shows continuity as well.
4. The radiant sensor (#49) shows continuity.
Testing the ignitor was a little trickier for me. My dryer doesn't have Molex connectors, just these nylon end caps.
(You can barely see the molex connector from the power supply at the bottom of the photo, but the ground/voltage wires are then split into the end caps. The valve solenoids are the dark blobs in the right-center of the photo.)
They're not wire nuts--I think they're called crimp caps-- and the only way I could figure out to remove the wire was to cut it. Is there a better way to remove these caps?
Anyhow, probing the wires indicated no continuity, so I'm guessing that I need to replace the ignitor. What's the best way for me to reconnect the ignitor if I don't have a matching molex collector? Should I cut off the connector the part comes with, and wire nut everything together? Should I replace my existing caps with molex connectors?
Thanks in advance for your advice!