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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I have a kenmore dryer model number 11060602990 I never buy stuff online worried of getting a cheap part or ordering the wrong part I need a heating element quick. Will this fit my kenmore and will it last?
Answer Nathan, based on the model number given the heating element, part number 279838, is the correct replacement and will work on your Kenmore dryer. The parts are built to last from the manufacturer. However, if it does fail within the first year of purchase we carry a one year parts warranty, you may contact us for a replacement. Thanks.
Where are the fuses on the dryer?
Answer Hello Wilma. It depends on the model number your working on. Most are on the blower housing. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please call 1-877-477-7278 or post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
I have switched out the thermal fuse and the heating element. I forgot to label the wires to the heating element. How can I tell if I hooked it up correct?
Going to the heating element there should be a wire that comes off the high limit thermostat that would go to one of the terminals of the heating element and there would be another red wire that would lead to the motor that connects to the other side of the element.
How do you test the heating element to see if it is bad?
Answer Hello Gordon. You test the element for continuity. It should read closed for continuity. 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
Will a heating eliment fro a whirlpool cycle 4 fit cycle 5?
Answer Carl, elements are usually model specific. We would need the model number to both units to verify the part numbers and see if they are the same or not. Sorry.
I've checked continuity on the heating element, thermal fuse, high limit thermostat and cycling thermostat. All have circuit. There is solid "warm" air flow out of the dryer and out of the house. But the clothes take forever to dry - 3 towels took 2+ hrs, used to take 20 minutes or so, for ex. the heating element is half "burnt" (charcoal grey on the metal) , but like I say, it has continuity. Could it simply be underperforming? Any other ideas? Thanks!
Answer Hello Michael,
When the complaint is a long dry time it and it is heating, it can only be a ducting issue or missing seals inside the unit, allowing the moisture to be recirculated across the clothes. The only other thing I have ever found was a softener sheet inside the blower wheel, preventing proper air movement. Be aware that none of the manufacturers recommend flexible ducting since it slows the air flow and contributes to long dry times. The duct should be a full 4 inch diameter and configured as short and straight as possible. You should refer to the owners manual and/or installation guide for the manufacturers' recommendations on ducting.
my heat element will not stay on
Answer Make, The element isn't supposed to stay on, it does cycle off and on. L1 power is routed from the timer to the thermostats and into the element. When the regulating thermostat reaches a pre set temperature(150-155 dgrs.) the thermostat opens and removes power to the element. The thermostat cools, then closes and power to the element is reestablished. Without a load of clothes, it usually takes 70 to 80 seconds for the temperature to rise to 150 - 155 dgrs.