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Need the replacement part number for the heating elelment

Need a part number for our heater thing for the dryer, it keeps going out and can't afford to have a service call again.please help

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If you have the model number any good part store should be able to help you.

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My dryer will not heat

Here are the most like ly things that are wrong with it, in order of the most common to the least commomn.
1) Your heating elelment has broken, and it needs to be replaced.
2) One of the over-heat thermostats is tripped, and needs to be replaced. (Be cautioned: If the dryer is loaded with lint inside, a new switch will also trip until the lint is removed.)
3) A wire has burned in two inside the back or the bottom of the machine, and needs to be repaired.
4) A circuit breaker has tripped in your circuit breaker box or fuse box in your basement, garage, hall, or wherever. Needs to be reset.
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Jun 14, 2013 | Frigidaire FDG436RE Dryer

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What is the approximate cost of getting a heating element repaired? I also have the dryer tumbles but is not producing heat problem!

It will cost you a service charge, and the part price...I would think somewhere around $100-$150.00.
It would be cheaper for you to check out a few things, because it may not be your heating elelment that is faulty...I will include some things to check.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape and running the dryer to check to see if the element is red or not,
or with an ohm meter check the two terminals of the thermostat/thermister
after you have removed the wires, the thermostat/thermistor should have/show continuity across the terminals.
If the coil heats up, or the thermostat/thermistor shows an open circut
then replace the thermostat/thermistor as it is defective.
(Thermal fuse.If it overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace the an element go to the following website, it will give you an idea what you are in for:
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Jan 03, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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The dryer appears to be overheating. The top of the dryer housing get hot while drying a load of cloths. More than normal. Checked dryer vent, lint catch (clean) and exhaust hose and all appears clear.

Excess lint can also cause a dryer to get too hot. Again, you should check the filter and the vent for lint. Clean them if needed. Another thing that could cause a dryer to get too hot is a bad blower. This would need to be replaced if damaged. You should also, never use white plastic vent. This can cause your dryer to overheat and also be a fire hazard.
If you are not already a repairman, there will be some problems that arise that you cannot fix. The idea is to know what to look for and to fix whatever problems you can. This way, you don't purchase a new one or call a repairman unless it's necessary. When making repairs, always unplug your clothes dryer for safety. If parts are needed, make sure you have your manufacturer and serial number with you before going shopping. This will help ensure that you buy the right parts and save you another trip to the store. Most of us are intimidated at the thought of dryer repair. Just keep in mind that a lot of common dryer problems are simple (excess lint) and can be fixed by anyoneIf the dryer heats when the Fabric Care/Temperature switch is set to AIR FLUFF (No Heat), check the following:
1. Perform the Fabric Care/Temperature Switch Test
2. Set the following configuration:
Door- must be closed
Fabric Care/Temperature switch- AIR FLUFF
3. Press the PUSH TO START switch
a. Check voltage on Heater Relay. If P3-1 to P3-2 is 0VDC, replace the Heater Relay
b. If P3-2 is 48VDC, replace the Even Heat control.

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Dryer not heating up

this could be a number of things,,,
the gas pilot light is out or keeps going out, that could be the thermocouple needs replacing or it could be a heat censor playing up if its gas i would call in the repair man to look at it,,,gas go's bang you know?????

Nov 05, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Maytag MDE5000AYW huge expense to heat it!

Typical Dryer Heater wattage is around 5,000 watts or 5KW multiplied by the amount of time you run it. For instance 5000 watts for one hour is 5 Kilowatt hours multiplied by your electric rate. This gives you a cost for running it for one hour.

However, your heater runs more when the clothes are wet but less and less as they dry. A thermostat turns the heaters off around 160 Deg and back on at about 135 deg for normal heat. As your clothes get closer to dry the heater reaches 160 faster and 135 slower so that the on time is continually decreasing.

All this cycling translates to a heater on time of about 70% total I'd guess. Even if your vent line was blocked your heater on time would decrease due to safety systems turning the heater off to prevent fires.

All that being said you can approximately calculate electricity use as 5 KW multiplied by the amount of time you ran it and that number multiplied by 70% to account for heater off time. For a 5000 watt heating element that would be 3.5 KW multiplied by your electricity rate per KW. Adding a 5 amp motor that runs all the time would make the figure about 4.1 KW.

If you're still following me you need to keep track how many hours you dry clothes for the month and multiply the final number from above by that.

Let me point out the things that use a lot of electricity and you can hopefully pin down one or two you can affect. The things that use the most power have heating elements in them:
  1. Stove
  2. Dryer
  3. Electric Heating
  4. Air Conditioner
  5. Electric Water Heater
  6. Dishwasher with heated water and heated dry
  7. Refrigerators and freezers with self-defrost feature
Keep in mind that having company for a week or lots of family members will affect all the numbers. Your utility company usually offers a free (part of the rate structure) service that will help you track down high usage if you have an unusually large bill. Consider asking their assistance.

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I have an electric Bradford white water heater model MI40S6DS13 i need to know how to turn it on as my water is not heating up and the heater is has stopped working

You need to check the electric elements they are under removable covers on the front of the heater and check the fuse/breaker. May need to replace upper and lower elelments

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Heating element is getting red hot - like a heater.

No the first thing I would check is the vent going outside may be cloged the air going across the heating element should keep it from glowing real bright

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