A friend of mine has a Whirlpool GEQ9800PW1 electric dryer. I helped him to disassemble the dryer to remove any excess lint (in the lint screen / blower area, heating element cylinder, dryer frame, etc.) and try to troubleshoot why the drying operation is inconsistent. In the heating element cylinder, resistance was measured on the three elements. The elements (from the door to the rear of the dryer) measured approx. 200 ohms , 20,000 ohms , and 200 ohms respectively. Reassembled the dryer and started the unit with the heat setting on hot / heavy. With the lower guard removed, the elements glowed. Tossed in a load of clothes and the elements glowed for about 20 secs. then nothing. With the dryer still running, the heat dial was turned back to the next lower setting and the elements started glowing again. About 30 secs. later, again nothing.
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The heating element is located at the rear of the dryer behind the rear access panel. Disconnect power then remove the screws attaching the rear access panel to the cabinet and remove the panel.
Your dryer seems not heating but it doesn't mean the heating element is busted. The
problem is obviously in the heating circuit which is basically composed
of the heating element, thermal cut-off, high-limit thermostat, cycling
thermostat, and the motor centrifugal switch. The most common part that
causes the dryer not to heat is the thermal cut-off and/or the
high-limit thermostat. Verify this
condition by bypassing the said components. Click on the link below for the detailed procedures. Troubleshooting Whirlpool and Whirlpool-Made Electric Dryers Running But Not Heating
First disconnect the power to the dryer by unplugging it from the wall. Then remove the 3 screws on the lower panel of the dryer. This should expose the heating element in a metal housing on the right side of the dryer. Disconnect the 2 wires going to the heating element and slide it out of the housing. The heating element part number is 3387747.
HI, To get to the element, you have to remove the lower front panel. You will see the element on the right side under the drum. With the dryer running, you should have 240V the the two terminals on the element. If there is voltage, replace the element. If there is no voltage, check the thermastats and the fuse. UNPLUG the dryer and check them for continuity. They should be closed. This dryer is worth fixing. They are good ones. I can help you with part #'s or answer more questions if yyou need.