The original part in my dryer (3387747) heating element, says 5400watts, yours says 5200. What is the reasoning for the drop in wattage?
The reason for the drop in wattage would be that the manufacturer decided to make the change. They would be the only ones that would be able to advise on reasons for changes.
How do I remove/replace the heating element?
Answer Hello Paul,
Unplug the unit from the power supply. Use a paint scraper/putty knife to release the clips between the main front and the kick panel. Disconnect the two wires from the heating element that lead to it from the harness. Remove the screw that holds the front heater housing bracket in position and roll the heating element housing over to remove the screw holding the front bracket to the heater housing. Remove one more screw that holds the heating element in the housing. Grasp the heater and pull it from the housing. Reverse this process to install the new heating element.
Dryer works but does not heat.
Answer Hello Maria,
There are only 5 components in this circuit. The electronic control, the thermal cutoff, the high limit thermostat, the heating element, and the centrifugal switch in the motor assembly. This is not counting the harness but it can also cause the issue. The most probable is the thermal cutoff, in which case you will need to correct the exhaust ducting since this causes the thermal cutoff to open. This is, of course, if 240Vac is properly provided to the unit for normal operation. Since the heating element is the only 240Vac part on the machine, I fone4 side of the breaker trips or one leg of 120Vac is not provided to the unit, there is a 50% chance that it will run with no heat. Also check the terminal block where the cord connects to the unit.