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    Need make and COMPLETE model number in order to determine how your dryer is configured. All dryer's are not manufactured the same, and the heating elements can be in different locations.



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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Replace the Heating Element. The heating element is usually located behind a panel on the back. To replace you will need to remove the back cover of the dryer, then locate the heating element. The heating element is screwed into place and is easy to unscrew and replace. Be sure to have the dryer unplugged while doing this.
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1)Locate the upper heating element in the top access. The heating element is above the thermostat, and all you will see is a round disc with two wires attaching to the disk.
  • 2)Set your ohm meter to the X1 or RX 1 scale to measure the continuity of the heating element. Touch each of the ohm meter probes to each of the terminal screws on the heating element. A positive reading indicates a good element. If there is no reading, the element is faulty.
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    If your dryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to make sure no fuses in your fuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain why power is not getting to your dryer.

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    1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltage is still present even with the dryer turned off.

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

    3. Locate and remove the screws around the perimeter of the dryer back panel and remove panel.

    The dryer heating circuitry will be located on the right hand side (as viewed form the rear). The heating circuits consist of the following components:

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    The heating element is located inside the heater box. The TCO is located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals. The Hi-Limit thermostat will be located adjacent to the heating element terminals. has an excellent exploded view diagram of all these components. Just type in your model number and locate the following under the "bulkhead" section:

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    The reason I mention all these components is because if you have not confirmed the heating element to be defective, you may actually have a blown TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat. Its easy to assume a bad heating element if the dryer fails to heat, but it may or may not be the cause. Just some additional things to consider, that's all. These components cost less than a heating element too. If you have determined the heating element is bad, then continue with the following:

    4. Disconnect the leads to the heating element and locate the screws that hold the heater box in place.

    5. Locate the screws on the outside of the heater box that hold the element in place. You may also have to remove the TCO and Hi-Limit Thermostat.

    6. Once the screws are removed, the heating element will slide out of the heater box. The element fits tight and it may require a little effort.

    7. Once the defective element is removed, install the new one by sliding it inside the heater box. Make sure you align the screws holes.

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    NOTE: A good heating element will read approximately 9 to 13 ohms. Make sure you disconnect any leads before taking any measurements to ensure accuracy of your readings.

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