I have a whirlpool front loader dryer and the heating element is bad I have the front open. What is the best way to remove the old part?
Answer Hello Ken,
There would be screws holding the heating element in place. Simply remove the screws and pull element out. Make sure unit is unplugged before working on unit. The screws are on the front bracket holding heater in place.
When replacing heating element, does anything need replacing in conjunction with this?
Answer Hello Dodger. If the element 8544771 is all that is testing bad, it is all that you will need to replace.
I am unsure whether it's the element or the thermal fuse kit. Is there a way to check with an ohm meter?
Answer Hello James. Yes, you will test the parts for continuity. If they read closed then the parts are good. If open, you will need to replace the parts.
How do I install this item on my unit? Thanks.
Answer Hi. Remove power. Remove the lower panel. The element is on the right in the heater can. Remove the front element cover that is mounted to the frame. Disconnect the element wires and pull the element part # 8544771. Thank You.
My dryer is running but not drying can it be anything other than the element? I've checked my house breakers and they check out fine.
Answer Hello Kurt. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer at the terminal block. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater 8544771 and thermostats 279973 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
How do I know if an element is no good?
Answer Hello Chris. The element 8544771 should read closed for continuity. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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