Question about Dryers
This could be one of several things. First, the drier element could be bad. To find this out you will need to perform a continuity test on the element to do this get an electric meter and place the settings on ohms. Disconnect one side of the drier element and place one meter lead on one end of the element and the other lead on the other side of the element if you get a signal the element is good no signal then the element is bad needing replacement. Secondly, there is a high limit switch in the area of the element that is installed to prevent the element from overheating causing a fire. This high limit switch looks like a button bout the size of a dime. really no way to check this switch but if the element is good then more than likely this switch is burnt out given that the drier is receiving the correct voltage which was the third possibilty since the drier runs on 240 v if it isn't receving the proper volts the element may not heat up. As far as cost most of the elements and the hi-limit switches are inexpensive however they are hard to install thats where the cost comes in (labor) I would get an estimate before repairing
Good luck on repairs hope this helps
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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