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How to Replace Heating Element from a Maytag Dryer?

The procedure is as follows:--- 1) First of all unplug the dryer from electric outlet for safety reasons.
2) Locate the vent hose on the rear of the dryer and disconnect this hose from dryer unit.
3) The hose is mostly fixed in a metal clamp and the metal clamp is fixed by the screw. Loosen the screw and remove the clamp and remove the hose.
4) The heating element is located in the cabinet.
5) In some models the cabinet is located at the rear of the dryer. And in some model its located in the front of the dryer.
6) Locate the heating element cabinet and remove the screws holding the cabinet.
7) You will see the heating element now. There are wires connecting on the sides of the heating element terminals. The wires are connected by removable connector.
8) Remove the connector carefully from heating element with the help of needle nose plier.
9) After the wires are removed from heating element’s terminals. Remove the screws holding the heating element.
10) The heating will have to be moved a bit to come out easily. Before removing the heating element out. Please note down the position of old heating element. So while placing the new heating element you don’t face any problem.
11) Remove the old heating element and insert the new heating element.
12) Connect all the wires as it were connected before.
13) Refit all the parts which you removed while removing the old heating element in reverse method. Take care you don’t miss any part fitting.
This will help. Thanks.

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2004 ford taraus transmission burps fluid after turning off car


Hi, welcome to FixYa.com my name is Shawn and I will be answering your question.

FORD: 2000-2007 Taurus
2000-2003 Windstar
2004-2007 Freestar MERCURY: 2000-2005 Sable
2004-2007 Monterey
This article supersedes TSB 05-14-5 to update the Service Procedure and vehicle model years. ISSUE: Some 2000-2007 Taurus, 2000-2005 Sable, 2000-2003 Windstar, and 2004-2007 Freestar/Monterey vehicles, equipped with a 4F50N, AX4N, or AX4S transaxle, may exhibit an erratic fluid level reading on the transaxle dipstick and possible leaks around the filler tube and grommet. The condition may be due to a restricted transaxle vent.
ACTION: Repair the transaxle vent restriction by replacing the transaxle vent with a 90° vent stem, small hose clamp, two (2) tie raps, and 24" (61 cm) of 5/16" (8 mm) vacuum hose. The 5/16" (8 mm) vacuum hose will be routed from the 90° vent on the transaxle back to the cowl area, next to the brake master cylinder and tie rapped in place with the end of the hose facing down. Refer to the following Service Procedures.
NOTE: ON WINDSTAR, FREESTAR AND MONTEREY SEAL THE COWL PANEL GRILLE (COWL TOP VENT PANEL) AREA, SEE TSB 06-14-10. NOTE: LEAKS MAY BE MISDIAGNOSED AS COMING FROM THE PAN GASKET. ALWAYS FOLLOW WORKSHOP MANUAL, SECTION 307-01 TO LOCATE THE SOURCE OF A LEAK, AND LEAK CHECK WITH BLACK LIGHT AND DYE. SERVICE PROCEDURE
  1. Disconnect the mass air flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.
  2. Disconnect the crankcase vent tube(s) from the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  3. Loosen the clamp and disconnect the air cleaner outlet pipe from the throttle body.
  4. Release the air cleaner housing clamp(s).
  5. Separate the air cleaner cover from the air cleaner tray.
  6. Windstar, Freestar and Monterey only: Remove cowl panel grille by following the procedure in TSB 06-14-10.
  7. Disconnect the shift cable if located over the top of the vent.
  8. Remove the vent, pull straight up on the vent with locking pliers, or carefully pry the vent from the transaxle case.
  9. Install the replacement 90° vent stem.
    • Windstar, Freestar, Monterey, Taurus, and Sable with column shifter - Must face to the right rear of the vehicle with the flat edge of vent base parallel to the chain cover boss (Figure 1)
    • Taurus and Sable with floor shifter - Must face to the rear of the vehicle with the flat edge of vent base parallel to the chain cover boss (Figure 2)


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  10. Install one end of a 24" (61 cm) long piece of 5/16" (8 mm) vacuum hose to the 90° vent stem and secure with a small hose clamp.
  11. Route the vacuum hose back and up to the cowl area and down next to the brake master cylinder. Carefully tie rap the hose in place next to the brake master cylinder (do not tie rap to brake lines), be sure the end of the hose is facing down and not directly above anything hot.
    • Windstar, Freestar, and Monterey (Figure 3, 4, and 5)
    • Taurus and Sable with column shifter (Figure 6)
    • Taurus with floor shifter (Figure 7)


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  12. Connect the shift cable, if removed.
  13. Install the air cleaner cover and outlet pipe. NOTE: USE THE ALIGNMENT NOTCHES TO CORRECTLY ALIGN THE AIR CLEANER COVER TO THE AIR CLEANER TRAY.
  14. Install the air cleaner housing clamp(s).
  15. Connect the air cleaner outlet pipe to the throttle body and tighten to 35 lb-in (4 N-m).
  16. Connect the crankcase vent tube to the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  17. Connect the MAF sensor electrical connector.
  18. Windstar, Freestar, and Monterey only, follow TSB 06-14-10 to seal and install the cowl panel grille.

PART NUMBER PART NAME 1C3Z-7034-AA Vent

I hope my assistance helped you and resolved your concern, if you need further assistance please ask.

Aug 07, 2011 | 2004 Ford Taurus

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hama 00086510


Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Fuse
* Electrical device
* Lint removal kit

1. Check that you've plugged the dryer in. If the dryer is not receiving any electricity, it will not turn on.
2. Plug another electrical device--such as a radio, iron or hair dryer--into the same outlet. If this item doesn't work when plugged in, it indicates that the problem could be with the electrical outlet or the fuse. Replacing the fuse or moving the circuit breaker switch back into place could solve the problem.
3. Clean the lint from all areas. You'll need to open up the vent and dig any lint out. A lint removal kit can help you get the lint out from all the dryer's nooks and crannies.
4. Replace the thermal fuses. If the thermal fuses--there are two--have blown, your dryer won't work. If the thermal fuse turns out to have been the problem, it suggests there may also be a problem with the venting, so be sure to check the venting tubes.
5. Check for loose wires and hoses in the back of the dryer. Wires should have a tight connection and hoses should not have any kinks.

Feb 23, 2011 | Dryers

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runs but doesn't heat


check dryer hose u might have pushed dryer back too far and kinked hose or have a buildup of lint in the dryer vent if not check for continuity thru ur overheat safeties theres usually 2 or 3 of them on the element housing an they r round UNPLUG UNIT AND TAKE THE 2 WIRES OFF 1 switch at a time and chech and make sure u have continuity thru all of them but its probably gonna be in ur dryer vent unhook it from thee back first and try to dry a load if so u have a kink or too much lint in vent

Feb 24, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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model 87577800 sock went thru the lint vent


The model number you have listed has the dryer vent on top of the dryer. Small items commonly fall down into the vent chute on these dryers. Articles can easily be retrieved by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltage is still present inside a dryer even when it is turned off.

2. Remove the lint screen and remove the two screws that connect the vent chute to the top panel.

3. Turn the dryer around so you can access the rear, and remove the exhaust vent hose.

4. Locate and loosen all the screws from the perimeter of the dryer back panel.

5. Remove the back panel of the dryer.

The air blower assembly and dryer vent chute are located on the left hand side (as viewed from the rear of the dryer). Remove the screws that hold the vent chute in place and you will be able to access anything that has fallen into it.

NOTE: Anything left in the vent can eventually get caught in the blower fan. So, it is important to retrieve anything caught in this area to prevent damage to the fan and to ensure the dryer ventilates properly.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Oct 27, 2009 | Dryers

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my dryer runs and gets hot but takes 2 or 3 cycles to dry .


Please check your exhaust line fron the lint filter to the outside vent. When I say check, what I mean is take the machine away from the wall remove the hose and vaccum out the drier outlet --- use the crevice tool. When you are done with this, put a nylon over the end of the outlet and turn the drier on. You should have a good amount of air coming out. There will probably be lint - the reason for the nylon is to catch it. If not - do it again. (use the air setting) ... do the same with the hose. If you have access to the other end, disconnect it as well .. check that the door on your outside vent is not stuck shut. If you have a plastic hose, please replace it with a flexible metal hose.

I hope this helps you

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Oct 02, 2009 | GE DBXR463EBWW Electric Dryer

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