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Dryer heating element

My dryer is not getting hot, im pretty sure its the heating element but i cannot access it. The back panel to my dryer appears to be bonded or welded on. It is a Web (not sure a model), we acquired it a couple years ago, i think its an industrial dryer, like from an apartment or something (no coin slots though). I just need to know how to get to the heating element so i can test it or change it

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    need to find heating element

  • dck5 Feb 19, 2008

    model number 110.76912690

    Dryer runs but no heat

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    Same problem. Dryer runs but no heat.

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    my dryer not getting hot


  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    my dryer is not getting hot

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Can't find model11066922500


Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

Your heating element is difficult to get at.

25438420-j5jtgwve0qxm0uckbdimcx40-4-0.jpg Unplug the dryer before installing this heating element. Remove the bottom front service panel to access and replace the heating element.
This heating element is rated at 5500 watts.
This Dryer Heating Element part #3387747
Cost: $59.00

It is located in side the housing.
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You may just be plugged up with lint in your hot air distribution manifold.

Or have a bad high temperature limit switch located on the back on your hot air exhaust manifold.
25438420-j5jtgwve0qxm0uckbdimcx40-4-5.jpg Tell me what your problem is.

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If your dryer has the lint screen on the TOP of the unit, you will need to remove the BACK panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits.

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