Question about Dryers
How can I check heating element? Is there more than one? Can it have some sort of ''short''? Is it possible for it to work sometimes well and other times not? It always heats, just doesn't dry well every time. I have cleaned the venting, lint trap is clean, it tumbles well.The loads are not too big. I have had it for 15 years, not a problem until now.
If you have any other suggestions, that would be great.
Elements rarely barley work, it's either they do, or they don't. Locate the element and unplug the wires going into it. Measure the ohms, it should be between 8 & 12 (depending on the model). Your problem sounds like a thermostat, check your thermostats and heat anticipators with an ohm meter (be sure to unplug the wires going into them first). If any of them read "ol" or 'open line', that's the one that will need replaced.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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