My Frigidaire front loading dryer takes a long time to dry clothes. When on "high" the clothes do not seem to be extremely hot to touch as before and the other levels are simularly not as hot as before. I'm thinking that the heating element is bad. If bad, would it heat at all? Or could there be an issue with a switch/thermostat?
Answer Hello Tim. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
Where is element located and what the best way to do the job?
Answer Hello Terry. The element is located behind the drum and you will need to remove the front panel and drum to replace the element in the unit.