How can I be sure that the heating element is defective? I checked the power cord and the circuit breaker. Is there anything else I can do before buying the part, and are there any return options if the part doesn't fix the problem?.
Answer Hello Lou. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Also check the heater and thermal fuses and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. We do offer a 45 day return policy. Hope this helps.
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How do you get to the heating element asembley and remove it?
To get to the heating element you will need to remove the main top of the unit. You can do this by pushing in on 2 spring clips between the front panel and the main top. Then remove the main top. There will be a screw on either side that will hold the front panel in place. Remove the screws and take off the front panel, and release the drum belt. You will then go to the back of the unit and remove the rear panel. There will be a couple of bolts there that hold the inner tub in place. Remove and lift out the inner tub. This will allow access to the heater assembly.
I have this GE dryer that still wont heat after changing Bias Thermostat. What else should I do? David
You will want to check the thermal fuses and hi limit thermostat to make sure that they are good. If they have continuity then you will need to check the heating element.
Dryer dries on low but no quick dry on high seems like high coil is out but do not know.
Answer Hello Mike. 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.
How do I change the heating element in this dryer?
Answer Hello Sam,
If you could please verify the model number on the units' I.D. tag and repost it, we can give you some directions on the heating element replacement. I'm sorry to put you to this additional trouble, but there are too many models to explain them all. Also, we may have some illustrated instructions that may help you but they cannot be posted in this format. If you have an e-mail address, we could send them to you like that. This of course is not required, but unfortunately, the model number is required to see which configuration you are servicing.