My dryer does not heat like it should, could it be the thermostat or the heating eleament?
Answer Hello Ray. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The heat comes on but never gets very hot. When I put it on more dry, it actually got cooler. What could be the cause?
You will want to check the heater coils on your unit. There are 2 sets of coils, an inner and outer set, and if one of them is burnt out it will cause the issue you are having. If you do a resistance check on the coils there should be 21.8 ohms for either set and if not then the coils are bad.