Question about Whirlpool LER7646E Dryer
I have a Hoover condenser dryer - Model TC650 and about a month ago it started causing a burning smell, loud bangs and it was overheating. I was told it needs a new heater element.
I bought the whole heater element as suggested, but for the life of me I have no idea how to get to the main wiring to uncouple the old element and attach the new one.
I took the old element off, but there is a long white cable that goes into a hole in the back of the machine and at the end of that cable will be 4 coloured wires with attachments to something inside the machine. My problem is how do I get to the end of the old white cable and to the coloured wires so I can unattach the old element and attach the new one?
I assumed I have to take the outside metal casing off the dryer to get to the inside of the machine, but I can't even figure out how to do that. The metal casing is in one whole piece.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with my dryer. Fixed it with high temp wire (875 F) and end connectors rated for the same temperature. Make good connections between the wire and the connectors because if they are poor they will heat up as well. Sometimes the thermostat will cause this problem as well or an older heating element that is going bad.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
SOURCE: replacing heater element
on your old heater there was a "thermostat, mounted to the lower end of the heater correct?? youllneed to remount that to the new heater( one end will gp to one terminal on heater) ohter "thick wire" goes to the other heater terminal, and on eto the open thermostat connectore, the last wire should be smaller in size and connect to teh side of the thermostat you just installed
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
generally if the uint shuts off from overheating and then will not restart for a 10-20 min period of time usually a sign htat hte motor is overheating and needs repalcing
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
more often than not those connections are loose and that jsut cannot be
but check your outlet voltage it should read 220 across the poles anything else it could eb trouble
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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