The back on my dryer seems to be welded in places. How do I get it off?
Answer Hello Juanita. You access the element through the front of this model, not the back. Remove the front panel to access and replace the heater in the unit.
Replaced heating element along with thermostat-in my haste to replace parts I forgot which wires went where-Help?
Answer Hello Bob. Red wire from motor to terminal on element. Then wire from other element terminal to the cut out. Then Jumper from cut out to the high limit. Then from high limit to the timer.
Dryer gets the cloths to hot almost to the point of melting pictures off t shirts.
Answer Hello Jeremy. Look for a venting issue, grounded heater, or bad cycling thermostat on the unit.
Can someone show me how to change the heating element?
Answer Hello Jason! Once you've removed power to the dryer you will need to release the clips holding the toe panel in place.. The element is behind the toe panel under the drum on the right side. 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.
My dryer runs but is not throwing any heat what so ever. Is this a heating element or Thermostat issue?
Answer Hello Michael. 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 replaced the heating element in my dryer about a year ago and it burnt out again. Should I replace other parts as well? Such as the thermistor and the thermofuse?
Answer Denise, We wouldn't expect the fuse or the thermistor to be an issue. but you do need to check the wiring and the wiring terminals, make sure they fit tight when you install them onto the element terminals. You also need to check the exhaust vent pipes and vent hood and the blower and lint filter housings, excess heat due to improper air flow can create a "weak" spot in the heater element.
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.