Why does my heating element keep going bad?
Did you know your lint trap can make the heating element burn out? This is a problem that can be easily solved once you understand why the element overheats, raises your electric bill, and eventually burns out. People who use dryer sheets wind up with a buildup of dryer sheet film on their lint trap. It doesn't matter if you have a machine with Kenmore dryer parts, Kitchenaid replacement parts, or Fridigaire dryer parts, this film will build up over time and eventually contribute to the overheating of the heat element. The film is practically invisible, but it is there. It's also easily cleaned off with soap and water. Some repair experts say to do this at least every six months, if not earlier. You could double the life of your dryer with a simple soap scrub of the lint trap!
Appliance Repair Frequently Asked Questions
My air conditioner isn't working. What should I check first?
What else should I look for when troubleshooting my air conditioner?
What precautions should I take when replacing parts in my A/C?
What does my window unit A/C consist of?
Should I try to replace coolant myself?
Why is there ice on my air conditioner pipes?
I changed my filter and still get ice on my air conditioner
My air conditioner isn't working so well, but I can't find a mechanical problem!
Can I get a high-efficiency filter?
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My door switch prong looks bent or loose. Could this be the reason my dishwasher won't start?
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What are some other causes of bad drainage in my dishwasher?
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Nothing happens when I push the start button
My laundry room gets very warm and humid when the dryer runs. Why?
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My dryer doesn't work as well as it used to.
Why does my heating element keep going bad?
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Why do my clothes come out of the dryer torn?
Do I need to replace my dryer vent system?
What can I do if my ice tastes bad?
Why isn't there any ice?
I still don't get any ice. Why?
I still don't have any ice. Is there anything else I can check?
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Can I repair a digital thermostat?
Why won't my ice cubes eject into the ice bin?
How often should I change my water filter?
Where is the model number for my ice maker?
How long must I wait for new ice once the repairs are done?
Why is my ice cloudy?
What should I consider when repairing my microwave?
Will I void my warranty by attempting some repairs on my microwave?
What can go wrong with my microwave that I can do something about?
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Why does my microwave click, then go dead?
Why is the microwave heating unevenly?
I need to get a replacement owner manual. Help!
How dangerous is a microwave capacitor?
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What color should my gas range flames be?
Why is my range/oven giving off soot?
Why won't my gas burner ignite? The pilot light is on!
Why won't my gas oven bake?
Why won't my range/oven bake?
I've checked the heating elements, they are fine. Why won't my oven bake?
What are these strange numbers and letters on my electronic clock?
Why won't my oven self-clean?
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Why won't my gas oven ignite?
Why does my clock no longer work?
What causes those noises from my fridge?
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I getting a fridge light, but no cold air, how can I fix this?
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Do I have a refrigerant leak? There is water on the floor near the fridge.
Why does my fridge sweat?
Why does my fridge freeze food even at the warmest setting?
Why is my freezer hot?
What is an interlock switch?
Why does my fridge rattle?
I think my drain tube is blocked!
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Why is my washing machine leaking water onto the floor?
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Why does water drip into my washer when it's not on?
What causes the washer to drain even as it is filling?
Why won't my washer work?
What do the flashing lights on my washer mean?
Why are my clothes rusty?
Why does my circuit breaker or fuse box trip when the washer runs?
Why does a A/C window unit need a window? Is it safe to utilize the unit in a room without window intstallation?
My washing machine rattles during the spin cycle - is it dying?
How can I prolong the life of my appliances?