There seems to be an electrical burn smell coming from the dryer. I opened it up and vacuumed out as much lint as I could. I examined the element and appears to have a couple of black spots but isn't too bad. I can see the element heating up and the dryer runs. There still seems to be a slight burning smell. Do you think the element is bad?
Answer Hi Chris. If you still smell the burn then it is because, # 1- the element has overheated for too long and is lazy under heat conditions (expansion). It is part # LA-1044. Then # 2- the vent system is clogged and is backing up. Clean all of it and get the outside vent cap to open and close properly so it will breath properly and not take as long to dry the clothes. There are still 15,000 dryer fires/yr.and this can become a issue if left without repair. Thank You.
Will this heating element fit my model?
Answer Hi Carrie. The heating element for your unit is part # LA-1044. Thank You.
There is no heat coming from my dryer to dry clothes. What is the problem? Should I replace the heating coil or element?
Answer Hello Gary. 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 LA-1044 and thermal fuses 53-1182 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
No heat. Is it the heating element or something else. How do you fix?
Answer Hello Denise. 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 LA-1044 and thermal fuses LA-1053 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Why does my dryer take 2 full time cycles to dry? Is It my heater element? or something else. please let me know before I order parts ok.
Answer Hello Alvis. 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. Hope this helps.