Do i remove the pad on the dryer heating element prior to installation?
The pad that is on the housing is supposed to be there and you will not need to remove it.
HI, My gas dryer is saying the door is open but it is closed. I did replaced the switch and latch which did not solve the problem. I am told this is a common issue with these dryers and I want to make sure I order the correct part this time. Thank You
You will want to check to make sure that there is no issue with the wiring of the unit from the switch to the control board. If the wire is damaged then it will need to be repaired. If the wiring and connections check ok then you will need to replace the main control board.
My husband just replaced the coil on our dryer. Now every time we try to dry our clothes the back of the dryer you can see the coil turning bright orange. Is this normal? We replaced it cause I saw bright orange in the top right and now the whole thing is doing it.
Answer Hello Megan,
This may be an indication of a lack of air flow. You should first check the ducting all the way to the outside for crimps and/or obstructions. If good, check the inside of the unit for a bad blower wheel or an item wrapped around the inside of the blower wheel which would hinder its' ability to move the air.
The outside cabinet of dryer is hot to touch when not running dryer for hours
Answer Hello Scott. Check the element and see if it is grounded and staying on. If so, you will need to replace the element in the unit.
My dryer is not heating. Is that the heating element?
Answer Hello Melinda. 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
I have to dry my clothes & towels 2x maybe 3x. Does that mean the heating element is about to go out?
Answer Hello Amy. No, 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.