My dryer starts up and then shuts down almost immediately when the heat is on. I saw on here to check resistance from each leg of the element to the chassis ground and it should have 12 - 15 ohms resistance and not 0. When I check it from each side of the heating element to the chassis ground I get 0 ohms, but when I check it from one side to the other I get 10.8 ohms. I have also checked visually the heating element and it has no broken spots nor is it "welded" or have any arc spots. HELP
ANSWER Brian, The second test was the correct method, and you got the correct resistances(depending on your meter). There should be no circuit(resistance) when you test from the element to the chassis ground. Now you need to determine of you're voltage is "dropping" on one or both of the power legs, the voltage has to remain above 105 VAC under a load, or if you have a bad control board 134484212 .
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, September 21, 2012