My dryer runs but doesn't heat up, is it the heating element?
Answer Hello Felicia, I found model number "CDE"4205AYJ instead of "CED"4205AYJ so you may want to re-check before ordering parts. There is more than one part that can keep a dryer from heating, such as a thermal fuse 33001762, hi-limit thermostat 303396, the heating element 307178, even a broken wire or restricted venting. Here is a link to help you determine the problem. Hope this helps! http://www.appliancepartspros.com/repair-help/dryer-repair-help.html#electric
How do I install this part? Step by step instructions please beginnning with how to disassmeble. Thanks
Answer Tony, First remove power tio the dryer. "1. Remove front panel(remove two(2) phillips head screws and carefully pull the panel out at the bottom, label and disconnect the wires to the door switch, and set the panel asisde. 2.Remove screws holding the heater cone shield to the base.Remove shield from the dryer. 3. Remove screw in front of the cone, holding the cone to the dryer base and remove the screw in back of the cone holding cone tab to inlet air duct. 4. Remove and label wires to terminal posts and thermostat. 5. Remove cone from dryer. 1. Remove heat cone. 2. Remove four screws holding cone halves together and lay halves side by side. 3. Remove nuts from insulators holding ends of element. 4. Using pliers, squeeze and straighten insulator clips and push clips out of heater cone halves.Thread insulators off of original element. 5. Inspect insulators, replace any that are damaged. 6. Drop insulators over new element(there are 17). 7. Place looped ends of new element over terminal studs and replace nuts. (Don't overtighten, you may crack insulator). 8. Reinsert insulator clips and secure by twisting tabs with pliers. Maintain slight tension on the element as clips are reinstalled. 9. Be very careful when installing new element so the element is hot stretched. If you come up short or long on element at the end, go back and readjust the element from the beginning. Do not stretch the last part of the element to fit. Check for cracked insulators. Any that are damaged should be replaced. 10. Be sure element does not touch insulators. Also make sure the electrical connections are tight. Reverse procedure, and tetst dryer for operation."
The heating element snapped in two. I replaced it and within a week, the new one broke in at least 3 places and the end piece got so hot, it sodered to the metal tube.
Am I buying a new dryer? It's 21 years old.
Answer Hello TB. You will need to test the thermostat and cycling thermostat to see why the unit is heating all the time and not cycling. Mkae sure the vent is clear and not kinked first. If the vent is good, test the cycling thermostat 307249 and the hi limit 303396. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html