Question about Dryers
I have a Whirlpool
I already open the back of the dryer, now my question is how to check which part is bad, I have a multimeter and I check part by part, but I'm not sure what's the readiong I should get. When I was checkig I got some readings like 0.03, 0.05 and when I check for resistant in the actual heater it only shows like this ( l . )
Thanks for your help.
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Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Since you are already able to access the components in your electric dryer..( Always remove or disable power before taking any measurements like this).. Unhook the heater element itself and measure for continuity through it. You will probably get somehwere between 5 and 20 ohms ( model specific) when that element is cold. You could also have a bad upper limit thermal switch or non-resettable fuse has opened but if you are measuring any of these components for continuity.. make sure you detach any wires that are plugged into them.. If you don't do that, then you could might get false measurements by reading something that is wired in parallel with them. Hope this helps..
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
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