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    • Part Number: AP4294403
    • MFG Part Number: Y503978
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The dryer was working but didnt have heat. I tested heater element, high limit thermostat, and thermal fuse. thermal fuse was the only one without continuity so i replaced it. Then I cleaned out all the lint that was inside. Tested it out opened the door after a couple minutes I can see a red glow and I can smell something burning. Im positive the heater element is touching the housing. Could the heater element be damaged even though it has continuity? Do I need to replace the high limit thermostat if I get a new heater element?

Guy for Model Number amana dle330raw

ANSWER Guy, It is possible that the heating element could be bad and still have continuity even if it is grounding to the housing. If the unit has been overheating then it would not be bad to change the hi limit thermostat. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, March 14, 2013

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