Where do I find the heating element in my hotpoint dryer
Hi we have my dryer taken apart completely and still cannot get the drum out. The three screws located in the center of the drum will not move I cant get them to budge. Am i missing something?
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At the back of the dryer there is a small plate secured by 2 screws. Behind this you will see the spindle secured by a solid wire curled around it. remove this wire and the drum can then be removed.
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in electric dryers,no heat is often caused by burnt-out heating elements,then overheat thermostats,and lastly operating thermostats.this assumes power and drum operation are nominal. some elements are in a "containment vessel". the really tough ones are behind the drum WITHOUT a separate enclosure. as it. is with dryers,the drum belt is best untightened by undogging it from the idler pulley.
This dryer could have several different things wrong with it and needs to be taken apart to check it....It could be the heating element shorted to ground or the dryer motor shorted out to ground...It could be an over heated wire that melted into each other..you need an understanding of how to check circuits if the obvious isn't seen...i.e. broken element or burnt wire....Bruce Denton
Heating element is behind the drum. Disconnect power. Use putty knife to release 2 spring clips holding top at front edge of dryer. Swing top back. Remove two screws holding dryer front to sides near open top. Swing dryer front to the side. (you don't have to disconnect the door switch wires) Remove plastic tub block at top center of opening. Release belt. Pull up on back of drum, then pull drum out through the open front of dryer.