How to gain access to the heater element to check voltage to the element.
There is a lower access panel at the bottom of the front of the dryer. You would remove the panel and you can see the heater on the right hand side and can access the terminals for voltage check.
My dryer is not heating at all. I would like to know what is going on and where is the location entry to repair it.
Answer Hello Drew. 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
My wife is reporting that the Dryer is not drying as fast as it used to. Are there mutliple heating elements in this dryer? If not, then since it is getting a fair amount of heat (IMO), then what might be the reason for decreased drying. Am I correct in presuming that if it is one element, it will either be on or off, and that it does not have a partially working state. Thank you.
Answer Hello Oneor. 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.
The Dryer is not heating up. I have a test light but no meter. there is power to the heating element but it is not heating up at all. Is this proof that the heating element has failed or could it be something else? The heating element has no obvious faults or broken coils.
Answer Hello Kelly,
The best way to check to make sure a part is good is not to use a test light but to use a meter to check for continuity. A test light may give a reading showing power to one side of the element but it may be the other side that is the problem. Normally when the unit is not heating then it would be a thermal that has blown. Unless you see obvious broken coils or where the coils may have arced to the housing.
my model no. is 110.66924500 how do i get the box off to get to the heating element
Answer J, You don't remove the box. Once you've removed power to the dryer and removed the lower access panel, You'll need to disconnect the wires to the heater element terminal block. Remove the 1/4" hex head screw holding the bracket / shield to the base of the dryer and the 1/4" hex head screw holding the heater box bottom panel to the bracket, and remove the bracket/shield assembly. Remove the 1/4" hex-head screw from the side of the heater housing (located between the element terminal block and the hi limit thermostat), and slide the heater out of the duct. Reverse the procedure to install the new heater assembly. Be careful when working in this area, the metal components have sharp edges.
I received the part (heating element) that I ordered from your company, but I need to know where I can access the old element.
Answer Hello Greg. You will need to release the clips holding the toe panel in place to replace the element 3387747 in the unit. The element is behind the toe panel under the drum on the right side.