How can you tell when your heating element is bad?
Answer Hello Danny. If testing on a meter and it reads open for continuity, it is bad.
I don't see a break in the element wire.
Answer Hello Corey. 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 enter the model number but my heating element looks different than the one that came up. I had to remove the entire casing, undo one screww and slide out the heating element. I also had to disconnect 6 wires, not three and the thermostate is attached to the outside casing. Can you tell me where I can find this heating element? Also, is there a way to test this heating element once it has been removed?
Answer Terri, the element you're looking for is 4391960 and you may need to order a couple of additional parts "Dryer Heating Element, 240v 5200w. As Of Late 2011 Adapter Wires # 279457 279457 Are No Longer Included W/Element 9If needed order 2). Once you've removed the element from the heater case, you can visually inspect the wire for breaks and shorted areas (especially in the insulator area) or place a a VOM meter leads across the two terminals, with the meter set at R1 or the lowesr resistance setting you should read a "closed" circuit. To replace the heating element. Pull unit out and unplug the power cord. Remove the rear cover on the dryer. The heating element will be on the right side when looking from the back. The duct will have 2 screws at the bottom to remove. Remove the screws and slide the element out the bottom of the duct. Install in reverse order.
Can you tell me the operating temperature for dryer heating element AP3094254 then the part number and cost of part?
Answer Hello David,
If you provide the model number we can tell you the cycling thermostats' range of operation but the element gets orange hot during operation. The part number is 279838 and the price is listed on our site.
Hi, The dryer stopped heating. I believe it is the heating element. I want to buy the part from you but after watching the video which is very good, I need to know if maybe its the fuse inside the dryer? Thanks in advance!
Answer Hello Paul,
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 thermal fuse, heater, and thermostats and see if they are good. Make sure to dis-connect one wire to each component before testing to ensure you are not reading resistqance through the circuit. 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