Where is the heating element for the gas dryer and how do I change it?
Answer Hello Larry. Gas dryers do not use elements. They have gas burners inside them. You remove the front panel to access the burners in most models.
My dryer doesn't get as hot as it use to. We took it apart & the heating element shows some wear but nobody seems to have this model. We only have two wires coming from the element. Is the part number 279838 to replace this? I have an Electric dryer.
Answer Hello Doris,
The model number you provided is a generic model number most likely listed on the sales sticker or use and care guide for the unit. I searched using LEQ8857HQ0 and got this information so you should verify the model number from your units' I.D. tag either on the door area or on the back of the control panel. I would suspect the electronic moisture control 8558178 as the suspect for your complaint.
Put in the new heat element that I got in from you all today cleaned out the lint from fan area and intake but still does not heat up at all. There were only 2 wires to connect both red no orange wire as shown in video. advice?
You will want to check the thermostats for continuity on the unit. If the thermostats have continuity then there are 2 components other than the thermostats which would cause the heating element not to work. First is the motor and second the timer. The best option is to disconnect the power to the unit and access the heating element. Disconnect one wire that is going to the heating element, preferably the one on the thermostat side. Plug the unit back up and using a multimeter you will want to turn the dryer on and test for 120 vac at the terminal on the heater where the wire was disconnected. What this will do is eliminate the heater element itself and the motor. If there is 120 vac at this point then you know the heater is good and the motor is good because the other 120 vac coming through the thermostats is the timer side of the circuit. If there is not 120 vac at that point then you will want to test the other terminal on the heater and check for 120 vac. If there is not 120 vac then the motor would be bad and if there is 120 vac then the heater would be the issue.