Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
How do you check the heating element to see if it is good and if bad how to replace it
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
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Sometimes dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
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