I replaced this part about four years ago.
|Can you see the break?|
|How about now?|
The new part is ordered and should show up Wednesday or Thursday.
I seem to have failures when the kids run the dryer. They run it on the High heat setting. I don't know why they are in a hurry. They invariably let it sit over night before attending to the dried clothing.
My belief is that the dryer runs the Low heat setting on 120V and the High setting on 240V. Power is Amperage .times. Voltage. Since Amperage is a function of voltage and resistance, the heat is
No wonder it always craps out when the kids are running it.
Mrs ERJ mentioned that the hot water heater seemed to be running at reduced capacity. The water would go luke warm partway through her shower.
I checked out the water heater while I had the test tool out. The lower heating element is burned out so I need to replace that as well.
Fortunately the parts are relatively inexpensive. Heating elements for the dryer run between $20 and $40. Heating elements for the water heater run between $10 and $20.