Only one of my heating coils heats up. When I switch the power connector wire the one that wasn't working heats up and the one that was working doesn't. All thermostats have continuity. It appears that the grey wire from the control panel to the inner heat coil is the culprit. Please advise. Thanks - John
Answer John, You'll need to be careful and run a "live " voltage test at the control board. Disconnect the gray wire from terminal #10 on the control board, Start the dryer on any heat cycle and temperature. Take the meter probe and touch one probe on the #10 terminal and the other probe to chassis ground. You should have a reading of 110-120 VAC , if the"inner coil" relay is closing and operating properly. If there's No voltage, check the black wire on terminal #9, for 110-120 VAC to chassis ground, if there's no voltage, the black jumper wire is broken from the "J" terminal to the #9 terminal on the control board.If there's voltage on terminal #10 Then the gray wire is broken and will need to be repaired or replaced. If there's no voltage on terminal #10, but you have voltage on terminal #9, the relay has failed and you'll need to replace the control board WE4M296 . Good Luck and Thanks
Can just the heating element be purchased?
Answer Dickran, the heater element kit used on your model is part number WE11X10007. Thanks!
My dryer will not get hot to dry my clothes. Could you please tell me what is wrong?
Answer Hello Bridget. 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 WE11M23 and thermal fuses WE4M160 WE4M137 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Dryer does not start. Checked circuit breaker its ok and not tripped. Was working fine friday. Wont do anything.
Answer Hello Billy. You will need to test the thermal fuse WE4M137 and the door switch WE4M415. They should read closed for continuity. The door will need to be closed for the door switch. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
Hi where are the heater and thermal fuses located on my dryer.
Answer Hello Mike. Here is the link to your model number's part diagrams: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5209938&diagram_id=24099427#d24099427 . You will want to refer to # 507 for the thermal fuse. The heating element is located on the rear of the drum. Thanks!