How to replace this heating element?
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My whirlpool dryer (ler6634dqo) still gets hot but takes several restarts to dry my clothes. Would this be the dryer heating element?
Answer Hello Lisa. It sounds like the venting system is clogged. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the pipe and the dryer both. Hope this helps.
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Does my model have only one heating element and is it necessary to change the connection wires when changing the heating elements?
Answer Hello Vinnei. Yes your dryer only has one heating element which is part number 279838. You shouldn't have to change any wiring unless it is burnt or damaged. Hope this helps.
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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.
Replaced heating element and thermostat mounted on it. Still no heat. Heating element was bad for sure. What else could it be?
Answer Hello Chris. 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 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