I have just replaced my dryer belt and have now noticed the heating element coil is broken since no heat was being given out when reassembled. I have removed the drum and the coil on its' heavy metal frame which is very rusty but may last for a while. My question is: is it best just to buy the replacement coil or the whole frame and coil?
Answer Hello Alan,
If you are not accustomed to replacing the element winding, it is probably best to order the assembly. The reason is because if the element isn't stretched properly and gets against a ground, it will cause you to have to replace it again, not to mention the fact that it could become a fire or electrical shock hazard if it shorts to ground.
need a heating element its a frigidaire affinity
Answer Hello Dan, you can purchase the restring kit part number 5300622034 or the complete assembly part number 131553900. Thanks!
I believe I need a heater element for my stack washer/dryer unit and was wondering if my model uses 1/4" or 5/16". Is it easier to install the element unit or pay more and buy the complete kit? Thanks
Answer Hello Robert,
It is easier to replace the heating unit but if all of the insulators are intact, there is no reason why you cannot replace the element into the housing. Just make sure you don't over-extend (stretch) the new element too far. Your unit uses the 5/16 inch terminals as per the part description.
Hi We have restrung a new heating element , now the dryer will not start. It ran fine before there just was no heat . We have tested everything with meter an all test o . We also put a new pig tail on, tested the breaker and where you plug it in to the wall. Could this be some kind of grounding issue.
Answer Hello Jane,
If you are testing the thermal fuses 134120900 and they are reading O then that means that they are open. They should be reading closed or should have continuity through them. If they are open then the unit will not heat. You should also check your venting from the blower motor all the way to the outside of home for restrictions that would cause thermal fuse to fail. When you test the thermostat 3204267 or thermal fuses disconnect the wires and test from each terminal on the part. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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