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How do you check the heating element to see if it is good and if bad how to replace it

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  • bmwz343 Oct 23, 2008

    yes

  • bmwz343 Oct 23, 2008

    Everything works it just doesn`t heat,

  • bmwz343 Oct 23, 2008

    Got it out and sure enough it is broke, just have to find out where to get a new one.

    Thanks very much ***** 1964

  • butch welch May 11, 2010

    Before we get into details about the heating element, what is wrong with the dryer.

  • butch welch May 11, 2010

    Do you have a volt ohm meter.

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OK lets give it a shot. The tops snaps up and off but all of the wiring will still be attached to the controls. lift it up and you will see the element on the back of the dryer. it looks like a piece of duct work but you will see the big wires going to it.If you support the top you can turn it on and check the voltage going to the element. Should be 240 volts. on most models you can see the element. (looks like a heater coil) If the element is bad you will see where it is burned into. If your vent screen is on top of the dryer you will have to take two screws out of it before the top comes off.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • butch welch Oct 23, 2008

    Sears sells them but I go to an appliance store. (most of them have it) I would get on the phone and call around, Only in an emergency you can twist that burnt spot back together.

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