My dryer runs but does not get hot at all. What should I do?
Answer Hello Gerry. 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 dryer works but takes a long time to dry. is this heating element bad? how can you check element?
Answer Scott. You will want to make sure the venting for the dryer is clear from any obstructions. This will be the first thing you would want to check for long dry times. Thanks!
Admiral / Maytag Great Dryer. takes 11 hours to dry a load. Actually it just quit heating all together just now. Model ADE7000AYW. If I order the heating element is there any other part(s) that should be replaced while I am at it? The machine is 10 years old but still is nice. Mike
Answer Mike, If you're replacing the heater element kit LA-1044, you need to consider a replacement thermal fuse 53-1182. the element kit contains the element assembly and the hi limit thermostat. Manufacturers require that when a thermostat is replaced, the corresponding thermal fuse be replaced as well. You also want to inspect the wires to the element, fuse, and thermostat to make sure they weren't damaged or overheated.