Replaced Heating Element and Still No Heat? Here’s Why

If you recently replaced the heating element and still have no heat in your dryer, this may make you confused. First, you should only replace the heating element when damaged, not when there is no heat. 

It means sometimes the fault is in some other parts and we mistakenly assumed that the problem is with the heating element. 

In this guide, we’ve described what you should do when you replace the heating element and still no heat is generated in the appliance.

This can happen due to low voltage availability, and when the thermostat is faulty. You should check the voltage if the appliance runs fine but does not heat up. For example, a dryer needs 240V but if 120V is coming in, all the components except the heating element can run.

Let’s understand the causes and their fix in depth.

Replaced Heating Element and Still No Heat?

Why is There no Heat Even After Replacing the Heating Element?

First, you must know how the dryer heat generation mechanism works, thus you cannot miss any part to check when there is no heat occurring. 

Some people wonder when they replaced almost all parts in their dryer, but no heat gets produced. This happens when they miss checking voltage availability.

Less Voltage: dryers typically consume at least 240 Voltage to work well. The heating element is the one part that consumes maximum power. 

The voltage supply must be 240V if you want to run a dryer. For example, if you had moved your dryer to another room recently, and it stopped producing heat, it means the voltage availability is left in the wall outlet where you have plugged it in. 

In this case, the dryer seems to be working, but will not generate heat. You don’t replace any element of your appliance before testing the voltage.

You can test it out with a digital multimeter. You should test out the dryer working again in its previous room where it was installed. Or you can also increase the voltage in the wall outlet.

Blown or faulty Thermostat: Maybe the problem was in the thermostat and you have replaced the heating element. The thermostat is the main element that regulates the heat and controls how the heat will generate in the dryer.

This element is really useful as it prevents fire-generating situations by turning off the power supply to the heating element. 

It’s working: It turns off when it gets overheated and it turns off the heating element when it gets overheated. it shuts off the heat to avoid causing a fire which is a piece of good news. 

As we can see this element controls when to generate heat and when to not, unfortunately, if this thermostat gets damaged and has problems working, this will prevent the heating element from generating heat. 

So you must check how the continuity is going in the thermostat. If the thermostat seems burned or has a burning smell, this means you have to replace it. 

Sometimes we mistakenly replace the working elements, don’t worry if you did the same.

How to a Dryer that’s Not Heating After Replacing the Heating Element?

When it comes to using a well-functioning dryer, every dryer component must function well. 

This means, not only does the heating element play a role in generating heat within the appliance, but other components such as electrical connections and thermostats also play a major role. 

Although we will examine the components behind this issue, let us first take a look at the voltage available for the dryer.

Here’s how to fix a dryer that doesn’t work after replacing the heating element:

  1. First, you must work intentionally to not end up with any other issues. Don’t touch any electrical components with your hands.
  2. Have a screwdriver and Remove the dryer’s upper panel to access the heating assembly and other internal components. Consider collecting all the opened screws in one container thus you cannot lose them.
  3. Check from where the power cord is coming and where it is connected. Have a digital multimeter and test the voltage measurement. If the voltage is coming lower than 240, it means the voltage is an issue. Also, no need to do anything with breakers. Now you have to place the dryer in that room where there is sufficient voltage availability for your dryer. If voltage is okay:
  4. Test the continuity of the thermostat, no continuity check is the same in the heating element. 98% probability the thermostat is faulty. You have to get a new thermostat based on the model number to replace the faulty one. A thermostat can get faulty if it gets overheated and faces an electrical short.
  5. Once you get the new thermostat, fit it where it should be. If the thermostat is okay:
  6. Check the electrical connections, maybe the power supply connections to the heating element are broken. You should replace damaged or burned wires if found. Use a soldering tool to connect new wires. Test the dryer, if it is now working. Assemble the cover back.

Replaced Heating Element in Samsung Dryer and Still No Heat?

Whether it is a Samsung dryer or another company dryer, it will not generate heat when some parts other than the heating element are preventing it from generating heat after replacing the heating element.

This may be due to some mistakes you may have made while replacing the heating element, such as you may have missed checking the continuity or operation of the thermostat, the electrical may have failed to get the correct voltage, or There may be a problem with another element.

The dryer has some wires that transfer power and signal from one component to another. 

If some of the wires are damaged this circuit will fail the power supply connection and no power will be available to the heating element.

You should see what is going on inside the dryer. You have to remove the dryer cover to see the internal parts. You know where these parts are when you replace the heating element.

There is a thermostat located near the heating element, you should check its position and check its voltage continuity with a digital multimeter.

On the other hand, you should check the new heating element connections. This means that if a power connection is not connected to the heating element, no power will go to it and it will not work.

Should check if the new heating element was ok. Sometimes new components can have manufacturing flaws that prevent them from working properly.