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Thanks where is the heating element located and where can i order one cheap can you give me a diagram of whereto locate it

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Where is the heating element for the electrolux dishlex dx302 located? How do I remove it to test it?

The heating element is usually the big ring at the bottom of the unit, to test you will need a Multimeter and you should have a reading in OHMS. You will have to access the element from behind or some unplug? One really needs a service manual or diagram at least?
This reading OHMS, will be a result of the formula derived from the Elements, Wattage, Amps multiplied by Volts, W, of said element. Formula, W = A times V. OHMS = Volts divided by Amps.
EG: 2000W Element = 2000W/120V = 16.666Amps therefore to get OHMS we divide the Voltage by the Current(Amps) and we get our OHMS so, 120V/16.6A = 7.2OHMS.
So to get your expected reading you need to find out exactly what Wattage your element is, apply the formula, and derive the OHMS, your element should be within 10%. If it is it is OK, if anything else it is faulty, simple as that.
Sometimes it is the CCU board and not the element itself, if the element appears OK, then suspect either the CCU, (Central Control Unit) or thermostat or indeed the Thermistor sensor? One must work through the troubleshooting procedures to tell.

This, among others, is a very common problem these are not considered to be good machines, a quick search of the net, gives many horror stories of this and other common failures, however in finding all this i have been unable to find, exact answers or a service manual, or even a exploded parts diagram.
You maybe best served by getting a "Quote" for any prospective repairs and then make up your mind as to repair or replace, indeed it maybe best to put any larger amount of monies that may have to be spent on repairs, be put towards the cost of a new unit, with a warranty? As I wonder if this unit may simply continue to fail again, over the years?

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Rest Electric Hot Water Tank Thermostat

I understand that you need to reset your hot water tank thermostat. Here are some instructions for you to follow with visual aids on what you are looking for and what you need to rest.

First you must locate the thermostat in order to rest it. There are usually two service panels on a hot water tank. The service panels look similar to the ones in the picture below.

justinbur167.jpg Once you locate the service panel(s) you will need to remove the top on and locate the thermostat the reset should be in the top one. You will be looking for the button that is located in the middle of the thermostat. This button will need to be pushed down firmly. The rest button is often red however; it comes in many different colors, shapes and sizes.
If the thermostat rest automatically pops back up then you will need to replace the thermostat. If you do not hear the heating elements heating up like in your coffee maker her the noise of the elements heating. You may have a bad element or thermostat of even both may be bad. The cost of rebuilding a hot water tank is cheap compared to replacing so I would suggest rebuilding. This is a pretty easy task that you can also receive help from FixYa for.

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The Whirlpool 3RAWZ480E is running normal the problem is " no heating"

More often than not a no heat condition is caused by a failure of the heating element in electric dryers. Less frequent but just as likely is a failure of the thermal fuse which is located on a portion of the internal ducting where heated air passes through. The thermal fuse will disable the heating element in the event of uncontrolled overheating, which may have been caused by a malfunction of the temperature control thermostat or a malfunction/failure of a thermal circuit breaker.

Inside the appliance, either in the main cabinet or inside the control enclosure you will find the circuit diagrams and parts listing. If you feel confident in doing the repair yourself, these documents will help you locate the components of the system and give you the part numbers you need to order replacements. Make sure you disconnect from power before opening the cabinet. An inexpensive multi-tester will be all you need to check continuity of the components in the heating circuit.

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My Hotpoint FDW20 dishwasher does not heat up and is washing cold. Could you, please, suggest a solution to the problem. Can you also forward me a circuit diagram for the machine along with a manual with...

Check your heating element..
A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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I need to locate the heating element in my Maytag MDE5500AYW Dryer. I had the front pulled off and could see the drum etc. But could not easily find the heating element and I am afraid to take off too much...
Please use these service manuals, above and below to help you locate your issue, inside these manuals are all diagrams etc.

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I was not getting heat in my electric dryer, i replaced the heating element, it worked for a few minutes, then i lost heat again

If you've already replaced the heating element, you need to check the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO). The TCO works in conjunction with the Hi-Limit Thermostat to regulate and protect the heating element. Both of these components are mounted on the outside of the heater box. The TCO is located at the end opposite the heating element terminals, while the Hi-Limit Thermostat is located adjacent to the heating element terminals.

The following link explains how to troubleshoot these components and what the resistance readings should be:

If the TCO is found to be defective, it is recommended you replace the Hi-Limit Thermostat as well. Failure to do so can result in premature failure of any parts you replace. These two components are commonly sold as a set.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, you can use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These components are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

NOTE: Make sure you verify the power at the wall receptacle before you begin. If you are missing half your input voltage (due to a tripped breaker or bad power cord), the dryer may still run, but won't heat.

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No heat in Maytag Electric Dryer

There should be a wiring diagram inside the operating console. Locate the thermal fuse and/or thermal cut-out and ensure they check good. They both should read close to a short if good. They are mounted adjacent to the heating element. If you have trouble locating the diagram and/or need further assistance isolating the problem, please post back with the dryer model number (located on the back of the console) and I will locate some diagrams to see if I can assist you further.

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Whirlpool electric wall oven rbs305 oven is on, control panel shows on, 350, etc, but elements don't heat. Same for broiler element. Auto clean was run last week and the oven hasn't been used...

you have a thermal fuse open it is called a "T.O.D" it is located on the back of the unit or up in the top. the self clean very often pops these especially on the whirlpool units made 4-5 years ago very cheap part like $20 you can find it with the wiring diagram easy fix good luck

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