Ground wire to heat element burned in to......do I HAVE A BAD high limit thermal or a bad heat element?
Answer Hello Wendell. There should be no ground wire for this element. If a wire is burnt, just replace the wire and make sure the vent is clear.
Motor runs fine, no heat, thermal fuse has been replaced, any ideas?
Answer Hello Brian. 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
I need to remove the heating element to test it or replace it. How do I get it out of the dryer?
Answer Hello Dave. Use a flat blade to release the clips and raise the top of the unit. Then remove the screws securing the front panel and remove the panel from the unit. Once removed, you will test the heater Y503978 in the unit. It 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. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have a maytag dryer and there is a black single wire running from the motor to the heating element box where the thermal fuse and something keeps causing the black wire to melt, I will strip it back and connect it and the for a week the dryer will work again and then it quits and the wire has melted again. What part is needed to be replaced for the problem?
Answer Dee, Melted wires on an electric dryer heater are usually due to a loose connection, causing a higher amperage draw. You want to check and make sure, the line cord connections at the terminal block are proper and tight as possible. Check and insure the connectors at the motor switch(both the blue and black wires) and heater assembly are tight. You may want to remove the heater assembly and check the porcelain insulators for cracks and loose fittings. Also check and clean the exhaust vent pipe, excess heat can also cause the dryer element to cycle off and on excessively. Thanks