Machine started Leaking. After removing front and back panels it's clear that the Heating element has come loose. What I'm not sure about is how it's secured and what seals might need replacing. The only obvious way of securing it would be related to the nut that appears in the center of the unit. However I cannot find any guide that would explain (1) how to resecure it, and (2) whether any seals should be replace before resecuring it. Any help/links much apprecated
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IT may be ,The heating element has broken. This element is contained within a "drum" at the lower right of the machine (front view, front panel removed). Test to confirm problem - remove both wires (one white, one black) from the "drum" (porcelain standoff, 3/8" wrench brass nut). Attach a multi-meter to one exposed brass screw and to a ground with multimeter set on ohm test (conductivity test - touch meter tips and meter jumps). Test both brass screws this way. If the meter jumps on either test, the element is "grounded" (broken and touching ground). This confirms the problem. Further confirmation - Remove the two screws at the base of the circular "cover" at the front end of the heating drum. Lift the cover and with flashlight, examine the heating coils.
you will need to check the main power and make sure there is 220 volts at the termianl block if that is goor then you will need to check the heating element an all thermal fuses.
remove the small panel in the back of the dryer so you can get the belt loose.
then remove the lid.Take out the four screws that hold the control panel in place.
then remove the screws that hold the front panel on and then remove the drum lift up on the back of the drum to get it loos e from the carrier bearing holder thenyou can get to the heating element and thermal fuse on the back wall of the dryer and the side wall of the heating element can.
you first remove the control panel and remove the top cover,then 2 screws hold the front cover on,remove wires to door switch and remove front cover including the door,then the back of the unit where the drum bearing comes out the back remove static strap,then the "C" clip that holds the drum from coming out then pull drum out front and the element is behind the drum and back panel,its round & you can restring a new element i n the round element housing or purchase an entirely completely strung element its cheaper to string it yourself that buy it complete,then reverse dis-assembly to put it all back together
1.Unplug the Maytag dryer from the dryer electrical outlet and pull the dryer away from the back wall.Use a putty knife to press in the locking clip between the front and top panels.While pressing the clip in with the putty knife,lift the top panel up to unlock it from the clip.Raise the top panel into the service position allowing it to rest on the back hinges. 2.Locate the door switch connection on the inside front right corner of the Maytag dryer.Press the locking tabs in with your fingers and pull the wiring harness away from the door switch.With a Phillips-head screwdriver,remove the screw on both inside corners that secure the front panel to the sides. Lift the front panel up and away from the dryer. 3.Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four retaining screws that secure the drum bulkhead to the front of the side panels. Remove the bulkhead from the dryer.Reach under the drum and pull the idler pulley to the left to release the belt tension.Remove the belt from the motor and idler pulley. Lift the drum up and out of the dryer unit bringing the belt with it. 4.Remove the two screws that secure the heating element to the rear bulkhead with a Phillips-head screwdriver.Disconnect the heating element terminal wires by grabbing them with needle-nose pliers at the wire leads and pulling them off of the terminals. 5.Place the new Maytag dryer heating element into the dryer and slip the wire leads over the terminals.Secure the heating element to the rear bulkhead with the retaining screws.Lift the drum and belt and place the drum back inside the dryer cabinet.Route the belt around the motor and idler pulley.Shift the idler pulley back to the right to apply belt tension. 6.Reattach the front bulkhead to the dryer using the four retaining screws.Position the front panel into place and secure it to the sides with the retaining screws. 7.Bring the top panel back down and push the front corners in to engage the locking clips.Push the Maytag dryer back into its working position and plug the power cord back into the dryer electrical outlet.
Remove the power plug from the wall socket. The front panel must be removed after getting the case top loose--remove screws from back near the top, then slide top back and lift the front of the top. The front panel is held by screws near the top inside, then lift panel off. Remove wiring from inside the panel and set panel aside. Take back lower panel off and release the drive belt from the motor. Remove the drum--screws inside near center. Leave belt around the drum and set aside. You now have access to the heating element. Reverse the above to reassemble. Whew!!
The most likely cause for the dryer having stopped heating is the heating element has stopped working and probably needs to be replaced. The "chirping" you are hearing is probably the nylon bearing the drum runs on. This is located in the back of the machine and goes right along with the replacement of the heating element. To disasemble the machine, you will need to loosen the two phillips head screws located at the bottom corners of the control panel as you face the machine. You will then need to carefully pry up the top assembly so that it is free of the front door panel. This will allow you enough room to reach down inide the machine and remove the screws holding the door panel to the rest of the frame. You should know the drum will need to be supported once the door assembly is removed. I usually lay the machine on its back at this point and reach inside the drum to remove the 4 screws holding it in place. Once this is done, remove the drum and set it aside. At this point you will be able to see the heating element and the drum bearing. You will have to stand the machine back up right in order to remove the screws holding the bearing in place. Reassemble in reverse order. You can find sites that have drawings by searching the web for appliance parts.
The drum comes out through the front on this one.Take off kick plate and remove screws holding front panel to frame. Take out soap drawer & remove screws behind it. Take off band holding door seal & peel seal back.Remove 2 screws holding door lock &push lock through. Pull control panel forward at left side &slide to right to remove being carefull with board & wiring.Remove screws holding top end of front then lift slightly &remove front.Remove back panel &take wiring off heating element & pump. Disconnect the pump hose at the drum end, disconnect the hose from the soap dispenser, note that wiring is fastened to the drum at several points and will need to be disconnected. Remove panel from behind control board then carefully move everything away from the front of the machine, the drum can now be lifted clear.
Forgot to mention unplugging motor but common sense will prevail.
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The heating element for this paticular model is located on the front casing of the drum.. you have to remove the front panel complet with the door and you will see it at the bottom behind a black protective cover.
remove the front panel of the machine, remove the element and slacked off the centre bolt, apply a layer of clear silicon to the rubber seal refit tighten centre bolt leave overnight and test the following day, this will resolve the problem.