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Heating element inop. and the unit is brand new, 0 hours.

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  • special_k198 May 01, 2010

    Thank you for the reply,

    The dryer does operate, the unit is brand new that was given to me never used. I am getting 220v at the cord terminal at the bottom of the dryer. It spins and the blower operates properly. I just have no operation of the heating element, ie. The dryer does not heat.


  • special_k198 May 02, 2010

    Good evening,

    Thank you for your assistance, I did some testing with my DVOM a found one leg at only 30 volts, I traced the circuit to the circuit breaker and found it would intermittently show 120 volt then when a load is placed on it from the heating coils it would drop to 30 volts. I'm going to head to the Depot tomorrow to get a new breaker and give it a shot.


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    Stephanie Kern May 11, 2010

    You say heating element is in opperable? Does the dryer still run? And if so it doesn't get hot at all?


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Here's a tip on checking the high-limit switches:
Go to under the "services and support" tab select "Parts and Accessories" scroll down and enter the model# of your dryer, then click the arrow.Select the right model # and click on it.In the first box, select "Cabinet and Drum"and click go. Now scroll down to the "thermal-limiter" and "thermal safety" note the 4-digit number after each one of them. Then scroll back up to where the red underlined "click here to view diagram of Cabinet and Drum", and click it. Look on the diagram for the 4-digit number(s) and thats where they are located. Check to see if there are any burnt looking places where the wires connect to them. Also you can test them. If one(and/or both need to be replaced, go back to the page where you noted the 4-digit number(s) and the following # is the part # (example: WE4X757 or WE04X10094). Then just buy and install the part. Now try it and see if it gets hot.

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