I just changed out the heating element, due to no heat,but the dryer still doesn't heat up. What should be my next step since I don't have a multi-meter? Do I need to get a new thermostat or something else?
Answer Hello Walter. You really need to get a multi-meter. Not, only can they be used here, but on other things around the house as well. 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 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
If my dryer is not giving out much heat, I have been told it would either be because the heater assembly needs repair and/or the high limit thermostat needs replacing. How do I know which part to purchase? Also can I buy the restring kit instead of the entire heater assembly part?
Answer Hello Judi. If the dryer is heating, 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. Hope this helps.