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Diplomat apm8703 heater element gone

I have located the heater, undone the nut which i assume holds it in place but cannot seem to remove it, i dont want to apply too much pressure for fear of damaging the drum, any idea's ? many thanks

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  • neil_cheryle Jan 01, 2009

    thankyou, there are two nuts, one which holds a bracket to the back of the machine, one which just tightens onto the heater element, do i remove both ? alos is the seal re-usable or will one come with the new element ? many thanks

  • neil_cheryle Jan 01, 2009

    thanks again, last question, will the machine wash cold or will it stick on programs waiting for the water to heat

  • neil_cheryle Jan 01, 2009

    many thanks

  • joey1542 Apr 26, 2009

    how to remove the heater element on a indesit wie 167

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The nut should taken off completely, and then lever the heater out with a broad blade screwdriver or similar, u need to get behind the metal plate that holds the heater in, or get a good pair of grips and grip the metal plate of the heater, and pull it towards u,it can take some doing as the rubber seal will have expanded, and that is what is holding it in
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Thanks.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Jan 01, 2009

    The new element will come with seal, certainly remove center nut altogether, as this is the one that usually compresses the seal.

    Only remove the other one if it seems to be holding the heater to the washer..

    Many thanks for your rating.

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Jan 01, 2009

    It depends on the way the washer timer is programmed, some will wash in cold water, others will sit and wait for the water to heat up, if this is the case, then just advance the timer onto the next stage of the wash, or if it has a seperate heater control, set it to min, and it should wash ,but only in cold water.;;

    If it is hot and cold fill ,select a hot fill prog and it will utilise your hot water.

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