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Do you have an ohm meter? please advise and I will help you.
FANTASTIC, we need to open the top of the machine, at the front of at the top about 2 inches on either side you can slide a putty knife in to release the locks and lift the top up. let me know when you get that far.
BEEN there and done that I will be waiting.
okay top is up
The element is located at the rear, disconnect one of the terminals from the element and ohm it out, please make sure the power is off, OHM it and give me the reading
You need to set the meter on OHMS and when you touch the leads together they should change from 1 to 0, if you look at the heating element in rear see diagram below and item number one, this is what we want to check.
Let me know how it goes.
When I look at the configuration of the heating element I see that it is a little different than the diagram you sent me. There is a block that I'm assuming is a bus bar. It has two leads coming into the back of the back that look like they come from the heating element Then on the opposite side are the two red wires that I described, one of which I disconnect But when I look below that block I see two other terminal connectors coming out of the metal frame surrounding the heating coils. The wires connected to it are white and go off somewhere separately.
Am I checking the right wires?
Your element is bad then, replace it and be happy again with dry clothes, the part number for this element is LA-1044, you can go to the following link below to order. This also has a picture of the element complete. It is your element!
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