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No Heat have 120 to element on both sides...but not 240 between them. Drum turns, just no heat....element ohms out fine....

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  • Darin Robin Morvant Sep 30, 2009

    that was the first thing I checked when I noticed I wasn't getting 240 at the element. I am in fact getting 240 from my power source.

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Check for 240 volts across the two slanted slots at the dryer socket. If you read near zero, try resetting the dryer breakers in the house electrical panel--push off, then push on. If still zero at the socket, either one of the breakers is bad (replace the pair) or a wire is loose on one end or the other. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

  • drallim Sep 30, 2009

    Check for an open thermostat or safety over-temp switch in series with and near to the heater. There should be a heavy relay or heavy switch in the timer that turns on power to the element.

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- Heating element has failed. The element can be checked with an ohm meter and should read under 100 ohms. It is not too hard to replace, with the power off take the back panel off the dryer, the element is in the right lower corner looking at the back, held in by 2 screws.

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The heating element should read between 9 and 13 ohms. Make sure you aren't measuring anything to ground or you will get improper readings. Also, make sure you are actually measuring on a resistance scale and not using a continuity check. Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the heating element before measuring. Measure at the terminals of the element. If you still get 0 ohms, you may have an element that is grounded to the chassis. If this is the case, I would recommend replacing.

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