The above mentioned signs may or may not indicate a faulty heating element. The reasons for the above noted symptoms might be some thing else. The sure way to confirm a faulty heater is using the ohmmeter. It is a device for checking electrical values like resistance between 2 conductive appliances. To test if an element is working or not a professional connects neutral wires to the related connectors on the element and verify it for a positive reading.
Once the washing machine is turned on the wires become active and then there is no place for mistakes. Washing machines have become an indispensable house hold product. Taking care of it is important for our easy and manageable day to day life. Understanding your washer and its error signs is important to provide it timely care.