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Your results and our ability to help will be greatly enhanced by posting a full model number generally found inside the door of the dryer.

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Hi,

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May i know, the exact model number please?

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RNJ VINODKUMAR

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I have a creda tumble dryer and its not heating up i replaced the heating element but it's still not heating up


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If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
Power from the house Checkto see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in?Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses twofuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if onlyone of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of thetwo circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer areconnected.

Heating element Oftena dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breakeror blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of specialwire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuitymeans the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heatingelements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse Onmany dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct insidethe back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usuallyembedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If thefuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring Acommon problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at thedryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can stilltumble with partial power, the connection may be only partiallydefective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer andthe terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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I need to know if a double pole 30 breaker acts as a jumper from 1 hot bar to the other.


1) Copy following links:
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Inside-Main-Breaker-Box-8-8.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

2) Double-pole circuit breaker snaps down over both hot busbars.
Each busbar supplies 120Volts, and each busbar is out-of-phase with the other busbar. Together, the two 120volt out-of-phase wires have 240Volt potential.

3) Does the double-pole breaker act as a jumper?
No.
Typically a 'jumper' wire bonds two electrical connections together so power flows between the things that are jumpered together.
If you 'jumper' one busbar to the other busbar in live 240V split phase panel, it will short out.

4) 240Volt circuit requires two hot wires. One hot from each busbar.
When the two hots are applied to two screws on a heating element, that action will complete circuit, and element will heat.
Instead of shorting out, the element has resistance in the form of a coil of wire that impedes the flow of current and converts the electric current into heat at the element.
This is same as filament inside light bulb.
If the element does not have resistance to impede current, then the two hot wires in the 240Volt circuit will short out and cause flash of overheating and burning that will burn out element. If element does not burn out immediately, and short continues, then the wire connected to circuit breaker begins to heat. When heat on wire exceeds circuit breaker rating, then the breaker trips off.
Circuit breakers are triggered by heat.
This is why wire size and breaker size must match.., to avoid overheated wire inside wall that will catch house on fire.

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The lower element burned in my oven. I replaced the element, but the oven will not work.


unplug range ..remove the back cover plate check all wires all connections ..their must be a burnt /broken /dissconnected wire ..check where the wires connect to the bake an broil element ..and the bake broil switch..if all looks good .then the bake broil switch burnt out when element blew out..plus is the breaker tripped in the box ..it prob. tripped when the element blew out..let me know..good luck

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No heat it blow air and rotates


Hi,

your dryer may need a new heating element.
unplug and remove the back cover.
your looking for a grey rectangular box with red
wires coming out the bottom..
undo those wires noting location, (take picture )and the safety limiter wires also.
remove the box and put it on a workbench.
you need to remove the element out of that box now. there are a couple more screws that release the inner element.
study the element and look for the break in the element wire, you should be able to spot it.
you can get a replacement element at the sears appliance store outlet in your area for around 25.00

jm

Nov 28, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Whirlpool/Kenmore # 279838 instruction manual


Before replacing the element, have you checked the thermo switch to see it is working ? If you have this is what you need to do.
To replace the element you will need to remove the rear cover and then remove the element box ( a oddly shaped metal box ) that contains the element, then replace the element inside it by bending tabs that hold it in or ceramic parts that hold the wires off of the metal depending on the model you have. there are only 2 wires that are connected to the element.

Nov 18, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Procedure to replace heating element on 84152 electric dryer


This is a simple repair. Just follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG dryer. Dangerous voltage is still present even with the dryer turned off.

2. Remove the dryer vent exhaust hose and remove the back of the dryer.

3. The heating circuits are located on the right hand side (as viewed from the rear). The heating element is located inside the heater box. Simply remove the mounting screws on the heater box and remove the two wires on the heating element terminals. NOTE: You can leave the two remaining components (Thermal Cut-Out and Hi limit Thermostat) connected on some models. If you need to remove them in order to remove the heating element make sure you label the wires.

4. Locate the mounting screw(s) on the outside of the heater box that hold the heating element in place.

5. With the mounting screw(s) removed the heating element will slide out of the heater box.

6. Insert new heating element, making sure you avoid touching the coil and align the screw holes so you can reinsert the mounting screws.

7. Re-install the heater box and any remaining components.

Now...are you sure you have a bad heating element? Just because a dryer does not heat, does not necessarily mean the heating element is bad. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

The most common fail item that causes a dryer heating circuit failure is a blown TCO caused by poor dryer ventilation. Just something you may consider.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Need wire diagram for older 3 lever Astoria. Someone hooked up a 3 wire cord for 120v. and the way they hooked up the elements makes no sense or heat. I can't find a model # anywhere butit is older


No the machine is made for 220v. If you check the element closely there will be some markings on it with the voltage.
The other two terminals need to be connected to each other(check diagram below)
The two wires one at the top and the other at the bottom are each connected to one leg of the element, there should be a some kind of bridge connected to the other bolts on element.
Hopefully you can make out this drawing:
T-1 T-2
I
U-1 U-2

Use a 10 gauge copper wire or a bridge terminal and connect T2 and U2.

T is one leg of power for the element and U is the other Leg. If you open the cover on the pressure stat (rectangular box with 4 wires going to it), you will see the wires, two from switch and two to element.
Make sure there is water in the boiler and test machine (connect to power).

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Bottom oven not working


A tripped breaker or blown fuse on an electric oven or cook-top, combined with an element that has stopped working, is usually a sign of a shorted, then blown (if the fuse or breaker no longer fail) element.

If you know how to use an ohmeter, you can pull the element, disconnect the wires from each end, then measure the resistance between each end of the element, and each element to the outer sheath.

A good element has just a few ohms of resistance between the wire connection points, and infinite resistance from the wire connection points to the outer sheath. Any readings other than that means the element is bad and need's to be replaced.

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You need a meter, it will be hard without this! If you have 220v in the wall, then think of it like this; each wire is 120v. Test to each other, you get 220v. The thermostat is a double pole, you said. So think of it like this, its an adjustable temperature controlled switch that lets electricity through at the temp. you set it at. If you have 120v from one wire connected to one end of the element, and the other 120v connected to the other end of the element, then it will work. DO NOT CONNECT THE 120V TOGETHER. IT MUST GO THROUGH THE ELEMENT FIRST. The thermostat should be between the power from the wall and the element, to control the temperature.

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