Unable to find a replacement for Frigidaire heating element 131475400 4.5 KW 240V. What element can I substitute?
Answer Hello Dave. Based on the part number you provided, you will need to order and replace part number 131553900 for the element in the unit.
The dryer is heating but have to run the loads twice to get them dry. Should I replace the Heater Assembly (131475320) or is it something else?
Answer Hello Ian, It is more likely a retricted vent problem. Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged. We sell a cleaning brush TJ103 that works great for getting into the duct to clean out lint. Here's a link to help you look further if you still have an issue. Hope this helps! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
Dryer had no heat. Bought the heat element and still no heat. Checked 240 wiring. Wiring is right...help !!!
Answer Hello Connie. 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. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
This coin operated dryer will not shut off ?
Answer Hi Richard. The timer internal contacts are welded shut or the motor windings have shorted and keeping it engaged. Timer is part # 5304458425. Thank You.
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.