At times you may feel your laundry is not coming out as clean as it used to be, then also you can doubt the possibility of an error in the heating element. Most probably the clothes might not be getting hot water and consequently they might be getting washed in cold water!
A defective water heater element prevents the water from heating in a washing machine. Some hints are provided in this content to check whether you have an out of order heating element in your washer. There are ways to make sure if you have a water heater element in your washing machine, which is not working. If the fuse or circuit breaker blows within a few minutes of turning on your washing machine, there is a chance the fault is with the systems heating element.