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Dryer does not get hot

Mde 5500ayw, serial# 36491387zok, style# y7875634
how do you get to the heating element on the dryer

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If you feel confident here are the main things to do onchecking for no heat Electric Heating Dyrer
1 Check for 220 Volt at the heater entrance to the heaterbox (accessible from picking up the top on most dryer models).
If you have 220vthere the heater element is out.
2 If you don't have 220v on the terminals of the heater theproblem is in the controls.
The fuse link, thetimer contacts, the centrifugal switch on the motor, and the heater safetythermostat and operating thermostat(s), are all suspect and have to beeliminated 1 by 1.
Hope this helps.
With any luck all you need is a new element. Clean the ductout while replacing the heater if so because the main thing that causes heaterelement burn out is low air flow. A kinked Dryer vent hose, lint, and pluggedup fan circulator on the motor, or if yours has little holes in the insidecabinet where the air is taken to be heated and recirculated, these can getclogged with lint also and cause a problem are the 4 main causes of low airflow..

Hope this helps and please rate me accordingly Thank you andgood luck.

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