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Thread: Samsung Frontload dryer not drying

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    Samsung Frontload dryer not drying

    Model Number: Dv42h5000ew/a3
    Brand: Samsung
    Age: 1-5 years

    Ok, hopefully someone has some answers and or help with the hi-limit that keeps blowing. I have had 3 different appliance technicians look at dryer and no one can figure out why limit keeps blowing. I have replaced the control board, thermistor, temp switch and numerous hi-limits. I have also hard piped the vent (per the instruction of Samsung tech support) as well as tore down the dryer and cleaned everything involving venting but it still overheats and blows the hi-limit. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Have you checked for a grounded element.

    Unplug the unit and both wires from the element.
    Check across the element, usually in the 8 to 12 ohm range.
    Then check from each side of the element to it's case (ground), both should be infinite ohms.
    If not the element is grounded and should be replaced,

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    Heating element checks out fine. Just to make sure it wasn't heating element I bought a new one from appliance repair company and still have the same issue. Dryer will run with element on for 5 min then the hi-limit blows and back to square 1. So now I have a new control board, a new heating element, a new thermistor, a new temperature switch, a new moisture sensor and 6 new hi-limit switches and a piece of junk samsung dryer.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Is it the hi-limit thermostat on the heater that is blowing or the thermal cutoff/fuse?

    Has this unit ever worked correctly for you at this location or is it new to you or a different location?

    Below is a link yo some info on this unit.
    It has a troubleshooting guide which may be help full to you.
    You will probably have to join the site to be able to download it.

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