The Dryer is not heating up. I have a test light but no meter. there is power to the heating element but it is not heating up at all. Is this proof that the heating element has failed or could it be something else? The heating element has no obvious faults or broken coils.
Answer Hello Kelly,
The best way to check to make sure a part is good is not to use a test light but to use a meter to check for continuity. A test light may give a reading showing power to one side of the element but it may be the other side that is the problem. Normally when the unit is not heating then it would be a thermal that has blown. Unless you see obvious broken coils or where the coils may have arced to the housing.
my model no. is 110.66924500 how do i get the box off to get to the heating element
Answer J, You don't remove the box. Once you've removed power to the dryer and removed the lower access panel, You'll need to disconnect the wires to the heater element terminal block. Remove the 1/4" hex head screw holding the bracket / shield to the base of the dryer and the 1/4" hex head screw holding the heater box bottom panel to the bracket, and remove the bracket/shield assembly. Remove the 1/4" hex-head screw from the side of the heater housing (located between the element terminal block and the hi limit thermostat), and slide the heater out of the duct. Reverse the procedure to install the new heater assembly. Be careful when working in this area, the metal components have sharp edges.