How dow take the dryer apart so you can change the element?
Answer Hi Brian. You need to use a service manual part # 677818L. The element is part # 131475320. Thank you.
Just the other day my heat stopped working. I have already reset the breakers, checked the fuses and Thermostats. My last resort in the heating element. I check to see if I had a reading on my meter. Should it read O for a reading? When I check the red and black terminals with the probes I don't get any reading at all. Does this mean the heating element is burned or broken causing the problem? My washer and dryer unit is sort of stuck between a wall and shower unit with a john blocking the front so it will be a real pain to get to the back. I will have to crawl over the top and lower myself behind the unit. It there a way to get at the heating element from the top or do I have to take off the back panel? Can you help?
Answer Hi DE. All thermostats are needing to read 0-ohms which means it is a closed circuit between 2 points and good. They are made for overheating and safety. The heating element between the red and black wire needs to read some resistence, between 28-38 ohms. Part # 131475320. You will test all devices with at least one wire disconnected so you are only testing between the part itself. Elements that open have a physical breakdown. It is visible to see. This occurs when the element gets hot and cold over time and expands and contracts. If you have any restriction in the vent and if the outside vent hood/cap is not opening and closing properly, it can create a restriction by clogging the lint and moisture (+night air) back into the vent. When this occurs, it will not allow the dryer to breathe properly and back up. Overheating the element from a red hot to a white hot. Too many times of this condition will let the element to "sag" and eventually break open. Clean the entire vent system and the inside of the dryer with the power off. Thank You.
Dryer tumbles, but no heat suffient power supplied to unit. Door switch seems to be working properly. I opened access panel, but couldn't find the two house fuses. Can you lead me to them?
Answer Hello John. You will need to test the heater as well as the fuse. The fuse is located on the side of the heater housing. You will need to raise the top of the dryer to access the fuse. 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
Dryer element comes on for a few seconds then turns off, won't come back on till I turn off dryer and wait a couple of minutes. I cleaned dryer vent and flex pipe.
Answer Hello Larry. You will need to check the cycling thermostats 3204267 131658100 and the high limit 3204307 to make sure they are working properly. They will open at the high and close at the low temperatures on them. If not, they can cause the problems your having. Hope this helps.