Dryer turns on but no heat just cold air. Could it be the heating element?
The heating element WE14X10015 could be the cause of the unit not heating. You will want to do a continuity check on the heating element. No continuity means that it is bad. Also check the thermal fuses and thermostat for continuity. Again, if there is no continuity then the part has failed and will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
My dryer runs very hot. It burns clothes even when set on delicates low heat. The top of the dryer is very hot to the touch. Which part needs to be replaced?
Answer Hello Nick,
This sounds like you either have a short to ground in the heating circuit or a stuck cycling thermostat. If the thermostat is stuck, it will heat to the high limit thermostat opening temperature which is about 260°F. The best way to tell which is the cause of the issue is if the unit stays hot after you turn it off. This is the indication of a short to ground. If it's cycling up to or about 260°F, the cycling thermostat WE04X10028 has stuck contacts.