testing heating element in Maytag dryer

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Old 01-24-06, 08:10 AM
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Can someone please tell me how to test the heating element for dryer?
I can see the ohm numbers on the tester, but which number should I use and what is the desired number to tell me if it's good or not.
A woman trying to do this by herself.
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First a few of questions,
What kind of meter are you using? Analog (the kind with a needle pointer) or digital?
Whats the model of your dryer?
How many hookup terminals are on the element 2 or 3? Donít count the terminals of any of the external mounted devices such as thermostatís or thermo fuses. Just the larger diameter wires going to the element coil itself.
 
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Hiya:
I'm using a digital and there are two prongs on the element.
It's a Maytag performa 4750W 240V ?
thanks for your time!
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Old 01-24-06, 05:00 PM
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you should have a continuity setting on the meter that gives off a tone when leads are touched together... remove 1 wire from element prong.. touch leads to the 2 prongs on the element... if you get a tone its good no tone bad heater... also can test the thermal fuse this way too....
 
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