I have replaced the heating element but I don't think the old one is bad. I checked the lint hose and outlet all clear. I checked the amp and the electrical outlet and they are reading 250. I am guessing that the problem is the fuses on the dryer. Is it possible for the fuses to go out slowly, because I lost heat over a period of time.
With the unit not heating properly you will want to check the vent from the blower all the way to the outside of the home. Also test the thermostats to ensure that they are good. If there is an issue with any of these then they would need to be replaced. If a thermal fuse does not have continuity then the they need to be replaced.
My dryer runs but no heat. I have checked all thermostats and they are all closed. I checked the heating element and got a reading of 9.7 ohms. Voltage to the dryer is 242v and there is good air flow. I have also checked the contacts on the timer and I am getting a good reading across the terminals when they are required to be closed. WHAT ELSE TO DO? And could it still be the heat element?
Answer Hello Joe,
The components in th4e heating circuit are the harness, timer, thermal cutoff, cycling thermostat, high limit thermostat, the heating element, and the centrifugal switch in the motor assembly. If you have verified the visible components, you should break the circuit by pulling the solid red wire from the thermal cutoff. This will allow you to see which leg of voltage you have lost. If you have voltage on the solid red wire, this proves the timer is passing L1. You will then need to suspect the centrifugal switch in the motor assembly not passing L2.
My dryer was working ok but now it wont dry the clothes. Could it be the heating element?
Answer Hello Floyd! Yes, it could possibly be the element. You'll need to first make sure that a home breaker hasn't tripped and your dryer is still getting a full 240v. Make sure the dryer and home venting isn't kinked or clogged. If all is ok you'll need to test the element and thermostats for continuity, they should read closed. Hope this helps information you. Thanks.
I am trying find a new heating element.
Answer Hello Velmar. 279838 is the correct element for the model number provided.
How many ohms of resistance should a Whirlpool dryer heating element have?
Answer Hello John,
The heating element should read between 8 to 15 ohms of resistance for the 279838.