I am having trouble installing part # AP3131941 can you help?
Answer Hello Joe. One side of this goes onto the heater terminal and the other connects to the wire. You will pull the old one off the heater leg to remove and then put the new one in it's place. Hope this helps.
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My dryer has been taking too long to dry. I took the back off and watched the heating element come on, it's a bright, even, good heat, it's on for 20 seconds, goes off for 2min then back on for 20 seconds. I timed it with a stopwatch, it could do this all day long. and this is all it will do. This dryer is just 2 years old. The vent and hose are new, I took the back off everything is clean, it still looks new. So is this normal for the element to go off and on like this?
Answer Hello John. Yes, the element should cycle on and off. Try drying with the unit unhooked from the vent pipe and see if it dries the clothes properly. If it does, then the vent is the issue.
The dryer starts and runs for awhile, then it goes off, when opening the door it is very hot and you can see the heating element and it is red hot, what is the possible problem?
Answer Hello Sam,
After looking at the wiring diagram for your unit,WED5300SQ0, it appears that you either have a heating element 279838 shorted to ground or the centrifugal switch in the motor 279827 has welded closed.
My whirlpool dry does not dry and the heating element does not heat up.
Answer Hello Jeff. 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
Dryer is set on low heat and the dryer still get real hot.
Answer Hello Kuch,
You should first check for a shorted heating element 279838. This occurs when the element droops enough to contact the heating element housing or the element has burned in to and has fell to contact the heater housing.
My Dryer does not dry but before I replace something I wanted to ensure I have the right part(s). Dryer will start and the element heats up but after 30ish seconds the element cools off and does not come back on. What do I need to replace?
Answer Hello Michael. With an issue like this, you must test to find the part failing. Unplug both wires to the element. Then test and see which wire is dying and not coming back. Then trace it and see where your losing power and replace the bad part. Be careful, you are testing live power here. 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 an Admiral clothes dryer, model# AED4475TQ1. Lately when using Auto Sense Dry, clothes are still damp when dryer stops. What could be the cause? There is heat because when I use Timed Dry there is good heat. Thank you.
Answer Hello Bill. 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.