I enter the model number but my heating element looks different than the one that came up. I had to remove the entire casing, undo one screww and slide out the heating element. I also had to disconnect 6 wires, not three and the thermostate is attached to the outside casing. Can you tell me where I can find this heating element? Also, is there a way to test this heating element once it has been removed?
ANSWER Terri, the element you're looking for is 4391960 and you may need to order a couple of additional parts "Dryer Heating Element, 240v 5200w. As Of Late 2011 Adapter Wires # 279457 279457 Are No Longer Included W/Element 9If needed order 2). Once you've removed the element from the heater case, you can visually inspect the wire for breaks and shorted areas (especially in the insulator area) or place a a VOM meter leads across the two terminals, with the meter set at R1 or the lowesr resistance setting you should read a "closed" circuit. To replace the heating element. Pull unit out and unplug the power cord. Remove the rear cover on the dryer. The heating element will be on the right side when looking from the back. The duct will have 2 screws at the bottom to remove. Remove the screws and slide the element out the bottom of the duct. Install in reverse order.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, September 13, 2013