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
What High limit thermometer is compatible with dryer element part #279838?
Answer Hello Nancy. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
My dryer wasn't getting hot and I changed the heating element Dryer still doesn't get hot. What could be the problem?
Answer Deon, First make sure you have 240 VAC at the terminal block on the back of the dryer. Reset the breaker in the panel a few times, then re check. The you'll need to check or replace the thermal fuse and hi limit thermostat 279816. The thermal cut off will eliminate power to the element, if it has an "open" circuit, it is also a "one shot" fuse, once it opens, it has to be replaced.
Is there a heating element in the gas dryer?
Answer Hello Dan. No, gas dryer uses an igniter and a burner to make the heat with the gas.
My dryer was popping my breaker, I could reset the breaker and continue the cycle. Now it's popping the breaker and not running at all.
Answer Hello Robert. It sounds like the breaker may be bad and need to be replaced on the unit. I would start there before tearing into the dryer.