How to Troubleshoot a Heating Element?

Answer Heating elements find many uses in home appliances. Dish washers, coffee makers, stoves and clothes dryers all use heating elements of varying sizes. Determining when to replace a heating element v... Read More »

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In a central heating unit why does heating element keep coming on when the heater is not on?

Sounds like the thermostat is set too high so the unit is calling for heat... If the thermostat is set normally then the unit has a fault. Repairing an air conditioning unit is not a Do-It-Yoursel... Read More »

Can the heating element in a dryer go bad?

If your dryer isn't heating, it is possible that the heating element has gone bad. Once the heating element has gone out, you can replace it, but you can't repair

How to Test a Heating Element?

This is a general guide to test any type of heating element for failure using an multimeter to measure the resistance of the element.

What is a ribbon heating element?

Ribbon heating elements are flat and flexible pieces of metal used in industrial furnaces where a high level of heat is required. The ribbon-like loop shape gives this component its name and is an ... Read More »