My dryer is hot to the touch, but it takes at least 6 cycles for the clothes to dry. Then they are still not fully dry. Is it a fuse or the drying element?
You will want to check your dryer venting to ensure that it is clear from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of unit. A clogged vent will cause the unit to not dry properly.
How to get heater element out?
Answer Hello Jack. Disconnect the power and remove the back panel off the dryer. Then remove the heater housing from the dryer on the right hand side. Now you can access and remove the heater from the unit and replace it.
How do I take out part 4391960 heating element from a model 11086980100 Kenmore dryer?
Answer Hello SLR
To remove the heating element for the unit you would pull unit out. Disconnect power and remove the rear panel on the dryer. Once panel is removed you will have access to the heater which is helld in by a couple of 1/4" hex screws.
My dryer will run but it won't get hot. What should I check and please give me the parts number or something that is compatible with my dryer. Tks!!
Answer Hello KLH. 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 4391960 and thermostats 279769 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 had no heat, but the dryer would run. I changed the thermal fuse and heater and now does not run. Help.
Answer Hello Stacy. You will need to check and see if the thermal fuse wires are connected properly and if the door switch wires are connected good. If so, you must have a multi-meter to test the unit and find out where the issue is with the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
Need to know where to locate the heating element on this dryer. Is it in the rear or in the front lower portion?
Answer Hello Scott. You will need to remove the back panel of the dryer to access and replace the heater 4391960 on the unit.
My dryer does not heat. Need to find out how to reach the heating element to replace it. Please help.
Answer Hello Adnana. Pull out the unit and remove the back cover. Once removed, 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 old heater element has male and female plugs. The new heating element has different plugs. WIll I have to splice the wires on my dryer to fit the new element?
Answer Hi. The element fits approx. 4-dozen models. Here is the description of the of the element part # 4391960. Description- Made by Whirlpool. Fits many Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate, and Roper electric dryers. 240 volt 5200 watt. No longer includes terminals and adapter leads. You can purchase the wire separate, part number 279457. Another common Whirlpool dryer element is 279838. Thank You. Thank You.