Question about Dryers
Yes an ohm meter also referred to as a Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) is for checking voltages - ac/dc, continuity, and resistance (ohms)
Be sure to get one that measures resistance AND continuity... you will need it to test the coil and troubleshoot the power coming into the dryer.
Lowes, Ace, Home Depot, ACO, Sears - anywhere you can buy a tool will sell a DMM.
Not all are equal - if you need to - ask for help to make sure you get one that measures resistance in OHMs
Usually when that happens the problem is the high limit sensor... not the element. If the element is bad it will usually have discoloration.
Your problem most likely lies with the thermostat/thermastor.
SEE THIS PAGE for a better explanation of how a thermostat works.
CLICK HERE for a parts blowup of your dryer top and console
CLICK HERE for a parts blowup of your dryer cabinet
CLICK HERE for a parts blowup of your dryer bulkhead (where you will be concerned)
You will find the Thermostat #42 on the last link above and HERE
And the Thermal Cutoff #47 in the same diagram and HERE
Thermal Fuses #59 in the same diagram and HERE
the element as # 14 and HERE
Troubleshoot in this order - as they become more expensive as you go down the list :D
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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