Product Pick of the Week: Dryer Heating Elements

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We all know that dryers, much like their name may suggest, are designed to dry clothes.  But what you  may not know is how that happens.  In electric dryers, a key player in this process is the Heating Element, which is why we have made them this week’s pick.  Today we’ll be sharing with you how the Heating Element in your dryer works and a few signs that it may need to be replaced.

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Product Pick of the Week: Dryer Temperature Parts

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Thermistors, Thermostats, Thermal Fuses, Thermal Cutoffs… with so many parts monitoring the temperature of your dryer  it can get a little confusing.  Although they may all sound similar, each part serves a different purpose, working to make sure that your dryer is running safely and efficiently.

In this Product Pick of the Week, we’ll be talking about some of the most common temperature sensing and monitoring parts in your Dryer and share with you a few signs that they may need to be replaced.   Continue reading

Does this part work? | Using a Multimeter to Test for Continuity

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Sometimes it’s easy to identify what part needs to replaced on your appliance because you can see the damage:  a torn gasket, a broken hinge, a cracked drawer.

But when it comes to electrical components like fuses, thermostats, switches, heating elements, and circuit boards it can be a bit trickier because you can’t just look at the part and see that it needs to be replaced.

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Digital Multimeter with Temperature Probe – DM10T

The best thing to do is to test them with a volt-ohm, or multimeter.  Multimeters can be found in both digital and analog formats and allow you to quickly and easily check that the part is operating at the right resistance or has continuity.   Continue reading