I just received AP3094254 and have replaced the heating element in my Whirlpool dryer. It is still not putting out heat at any setting. Help!
Answer Hello Mary,
You will want to check the thermal fuses and thermostats on the unit for continuity to make sure that they are good. If not good they would need to be replaced. 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
My dryer won't heat at all. I have checked all the fuses on the back and they are getting continuity. How do I know for sure that it is the heating element.
Answer Hello Brett. 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. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. It 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
My dryer takes time to dry our clothes but the heater is always on and I was measuring about 21.5 amps from 5400w/240v
heater. My vent is clean and I had a good air flow from the duct. Do you think I have problem with my heater?
Answer Hello Ally,
If the heater is constantly on then there would not be a problem with the heater. More than likely you would have a problem with the cycling thermostat and/or the high limit thermostat. These thermostats will allow the unit to cycle off and on.
Ok my dryer is taking for ever to dry. Cleaned out the vents and vent to the outside. All ok, it gets hot inside the dryer but it is taking longer and longer to dry the same amount of items. What would be my next step thanks Sgt Elliott.
Answer Hello Sgt Elliott,
You may want to pull the cover off the blower assembly and check to make sure that the wheel does not have lint covering it or that the wheel being damaged. If the wheel is damaged where it cannot pull the air properly then it will cause drying issues.