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George Jessop

Electrolux electric dryer.

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This dryer has had the heating element burn out and replaced 3 times the last year. Is there something that would cause that to happen? The home owner ordered after market elements. Wondering if the after market element is the issue, or is it possible there is a voltage issue causing the element to fail, possibly sensors?

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Mattwilly91

Is it all warped and caved in the middle. If this is the normal tube heater then normally an airflow issue will take these guys out. Either the lint screen has a ton of dried wax on it from the dryer sheets (sometimes you have to take a bristle brush to them and clean them or just replace them as the mesh is very fine and collects that wax over time)  or the vent through the wall are all clogged with lint. In my experience it is normally an airflow issue. 

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evaappliance
7 hours ago, Mattwilly91 said:

Is it all warped and caved in the middle. If this is the normal tube heater then normally an airflow issue will take these guys out. Either the lint screen has a ton of dried wax on it from the dryer sheets (sometimes you have to take a bristle brush to them and clean them or just replace them as the mesh is very fine and collects that wax over time)  or the vent through the wall are all clogged with lint. In my experience it is normally an airflow issue. 

What he said + use the original element on these dryers.  These are very prone to element failure even when everything is perfect. Expensive JUNK !

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darren412
2 hours ago, evaappliance said:

What he said + use the original element on these dryers.  These are very prone to element failure even when everything is perfect. Expensive JUNK !

dito on that one.  After market heating elements have thinner coils that burn out much quicker than your OEM  element coils.  That is why they are less expensive.   Like evaapliance has said , electrolux/frigidaire   elements are prone to fail as it is because  they lack in quality slightly and cannot withstand the dryer heat.  Now throw an aftermarket element coil in the mix and now you have a real bag of shit.   

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LearningTech
59 minutes ago, darren412 said:

After market heating elements have thinner coils that burn out much quicker than your OEM  element coils

some i have seen after market exceed oem. 

but as to the cause these guys are right on AIr Flow is the cause of failure.

 the element does not care if under voltage or even moderate overvoltatge. those things will kill controls long before and element

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George Jessop

Thank you for your help, this helps me understand it better

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