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    • Part Number: AP4294403
    • MFG Part Number: Y503978
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Does the heating element use 220 Volts? I hear a crackling noise for a short while during a cycle requiring heat, and I wondered if the element is a 110 Volt element, but it could be receiving more that 110 Volts thus causing the unusual noise. The dryer only makes the unusual noises coming from the rear during cycles requiring heat. Running in a no-heat cycle produces no unusual noises.

Mike S. for Model Number ALE866SBW

ANSWER Hi Mike. Yes your heating element uses 220vac to operate correctly. The crackling might be caused by a restriction in the vent hose or in the vent cap / hood assembly outside. Please make sure your vent system is totally clear and working properly. Make sure all the heat will not be able to back - up into the dryer and cause overheating issues. This will lead to crackling noises, lint backing up and immediate failure issues . If we can assist further , please let us know. Thank - you. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, July 01, 2011

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