Posting a ponderable for you all on a fine Sunday.
Have Samsung DV328(AEW-XAA). Last year (January) I replaced the heating element. Ten months prior to that my spouse replaced the heating element. When I did it I can affirm that the heating element that I pulled out of the unit was indeed fried and there was a break in one of the coils.
Today, no heat in the dryer. Already planning the day tomorrow to pick up a new heating element.
But really, here is the ponderable: what is the likelihood that you'd need to replace a heating element three times in this type of frequency? I only have one child, so it's not like I'm doing laundry for a football team here.
My question is then: Am I putting tape on a situation where the heating element break is the manifestation of a problem, but not the real problem? If so...what's your guess on the source (correct power to the unit is my thinking).