I would Like To Know How To Replace A Heating Element In A 2008 Kenmore Electric Dryer Modle # 417.800 42700
Answer Sam, The heater element assembly 131553900 is located in the back of the dryer cabinet, behind the dryer tumbler, you'll need to do a complete "teardown",pretty much, but nothing you can't handle. Good Luck and Thanks
I bought a new dryer 6 months ago but clothes will have a foul smell upon drying, is this caused by a bad heating element?
Answer Hello Sam,
An odor indicates to me that there is most likely bacteria involved. You see, a foul odor in the clothes is normally caused by a bacterial action. The odor is the by-product of a bacterial action. Most of the time, an odor in the wash load is traced back to the washer since the dryer carries no water. Water is necessary for bacterial formation. I would try sanitizing the washer with hot water and Affresh W10135699 or a similar cleaner designed to kill the bacterial that causes odor formations.
Of course I cannot smell the odor, but you do need to verify that nothing has crawled into the exhaust duct and met its' demise.
HOW DO I INSTALL THIS PART, I HAVE THE TOP COVER OFF AND THE SCREWS OUT OF THE OLD ONE FROM THE BACK AND THE CONNECTIONS OUT, BUT DON'T SEE HOW TO GET IT OUT
Answer Jennifer, You also have to remove the front panel and the drum, disconnect and label the wires to the electric components on the heater assembly, then you can remove the original, and install the replacement part. You forgot to include a model number for your dryer, but we'll send you some basic information, that should be helpful.
My dryer stopped heating. Do I replace the fuses or heating element and where are they located?
Answer Hi Johnny, If you enter your model number on our website you can look at diagrams that show you where the parts are. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/parts-for-frigidaire-fer6600fs0.html - After you disconnect power to the unit, the next thing to do is check for restricted or blocked venting. This can cause the dryer to run too hot and blow a thermal fuse 134120900 or thermostat 3204267 killing power to the element 131553900. Sometimes it's just a burnt wire but, here's a link to help you with troubleshooting. Thanks! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
Dryer worked before replacing heating element now won't start, light in drum works, any ideas ?
Answer Hello Jim, there are a few things that will keep a dryer from working. It's likely you have a blown thermal fuse or hi-limit switch. If you replaced the heating element, I assume you were not getting any heat. The hi-limit would also prevent the element from working. Here is a link with some helpful information about dryer problems. Hope this helps! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
Dryer not heating.
Answer Hello Pat. 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