The original part in my dryer (3387747) heating element, says 5400watts, yours says 5200. What is the reasoning for the drop in wattage?
The reason for the drop in wattage would be that the manufacturer decided to make the change. They would be the only ones that would be able to advise on reasons for changes.
How do I remove/replace the heating element?
Answer Hello Paul,
Unplug the unit from the power supply. Use a paint scraper/putty knife to release the clips between the main front and the kick panel. Disconnect the two wires from the heating element that lead to it from the harness. Remove the screw that holds the front heater housing bracket in position and roll the heating element housing over to remove the screw holding the front bracket to the heater housing. Remove one more screw that holds the heating element in the housing. Grasp the heater and pull it from the housing. Reverse this process to install the new heating element.
Dryer works but does not heat.
Answer Hello Maria,
There are only 5 components in this circuit. The electronic control, the thermal cutoff, the high limit thermostat, the heating element, and the centrifugal switch in the motor assembly. This is not counting the harness but it can also cause the issue. The most probable is the thermal cutoff, in which case you will need to correct the exhaust ducting since this causes the thermal cutoff to open. This is, of course, if 240Vac is properly provided to the unit for normal operation. Since the heating element is the only 240Vac part on the machine, I fone4 side of the breaker trips or one leg of 120Vac is not provided to the unit, there is a 50% chance that it will run with no heat. Also check the terminal block where the cord connects to the unit.
There are no lights on the front of the dryer and nothing works.
Answer Ron, First check and make sure you have the proper voltage to the dryer. check and reset the circuit breakers at the fuse box several times. Without a model number, anything else would be a guess. Some dryers have safety fuses and thermal fuses, if there is a problem like high heat or voltage spikes the safety or thermal fuse could open and eliminate power to the controls and that won't allow the dryer to operate. Get us a model number and we can get a diagram and assist you more efficiently and effectively. Thanks.
How to replace heating element dryer will not get hot how to remove back panel to change out parts.
To replace the heating element you will need to remove the lower panel on the front of the unit. To do this press the retainer clips at the top of the toe panel with a putty knife, and pull the toe panel firmly to remove. Make sure that the unit is unplugged from the wall before removing the heating element.
Could you please tell me where to access the heater element on this model?
Answer Hello Joe. You will need to disconnect the power and remove the toe panel off the dryer. The you can access the element on the right side under the drum of the unit.
Where is the heating element for this dryer?
Answer Hello JR. You will need to remove the toe panel off the dryer to access and replace the element under the right side of the drum.