I have a stackable Electric Maytag SE7800 dryer.
The dryer works fine except there is no heat so clothing never dries
Is it a heating element needs to be replaced?
Does anyone have any recommendations for me? I have a Digital Multimeter
and can do some very basic measurements.
Q - My electric dryer runs but will not heat, what could stop my dryer
from heating ?
A - Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:
- house fuse or breaker(needs 2)... - heating element ... - burnt wire
... - thermostats ... thermal fuse ( not all models )... - motor heat
switch ... - timer ... - selector switch ... - burnt power cord/plug
Check for 220-240 volts AC at the heating element terminals, proper
power there and no heat = bad element. The element can also be ohm
tested for continuity ( power off and wires off of the element ).
Heating element coil, 240 volt
Heater assembly complete
Appliance Repair Aid
It could be the heating element or it could be the timer or a sensor or
a wiring problem. It should take a tech only a couple of minutes to check
it out. My guess from the question you ask is that you don't have the
knowledge or skills to do this job, with just the advice from this
newsgroup. There are a couple of tricky parts to replacing one of these
You could try going to your local DIY store and pick up a book that
should cover it. That would mean you would have the book for future
problems for other things that might go bad in your home, or you could call
the repair tech.
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