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 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.