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How do I remove the heater element.

I am replacing the rear drum and need to change the heater element over from the old to the new. I can't get the element out.

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Unscrew the center nut completely, lever the metal plate as far forward as you can, pull out the thermistor (thermostat) out of the grommet, then get a screwdriver or similar and lever the rubber seal out, be careful not to split it, or you will have to fit a new heater,
Coat the seal with lubricant before trying to refit the element back into the new tub, it is difficult to get back in.
Normally I would fit a new element complete with new seal.
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My dryer has started blowing cold air ?


The heater section is located behind the drum and consists of resistance wire coils suspended in ceramic insulators. The heater section provides the heat to dry your clothes. The GE/Hotpoint dryer has two coils; one for low heat and both for high heat. If your dryer's performance is unimpressive in the high heat settings it may have lost one set of coils and if you get no heat, you may have lost them both!
Procedures for Gathering Confirming Data
  1. Disconnect the power cord and move the dryer far enough away from the wall that you can tip the top up and it will stay there.
  2. There are screws holding the top of dryer down. Use a Torx #15 screwdriver to remove the screws. Lift the top up and swing it back against the wall or whatever is behind the dryer.
  3. Verify again that the power cord is unplugged.
  4. Examine the high limit thermostat on the top of the heater shroud behind the drum. Check for continuity through this thermostat. Go to the thermostat section for further fault verification and replacement information.
  5. Locate the 3 insulated studs and check for continuity between them. Put your ohmmeter in the lowest resistance range and measure the resistance between the three heater element terminals. If you read 18 to 20 ohms, the heater element is OK. If your meter doesn't move, the coils may be broken and you need to proceed on to their replacement. If you don't have an ohmmeter proceed on to the replacement procedure where you will remove the drum and you can examine the coils for broken heater wires.
Tools Required
  • An ohmmeter would be nice but is optional
  • 5/16 inch nut driver
  • No. 15 Torx screw driver
  • Wire cutters are handy for getting the old coils off and needle nosed pliers are handy for getting the new coil wires on the terminals
Parts Required
  • GE dryer element WE11X260 coil kit. I recommend replacing both coils even if only one is open.
Procedures for Replacing the Heater Coils
  1. If you have skipped the data gathering steps above, unplug the dryer, disconnect the dryer vent and pull the dryer far enough away from the wall to get behind it.
  2. Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to remove about 10 sheet metal screws from the rear access panel. Remove the panel and slide it down the power cord to get it out of the way.
  3. Make a little drawing of how the belt is routed around the idler pulley and the motor pulley. Reach in and relieve the tension on the belt by moving the idler pulley away from the belt. Slip the belt off the motor pulley and idler pulley.
  4. Locate the metal plate on the back of the dryer behind the drum. Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to remove the screws and then the panel.
  5. Use a small screw driver to pry the e-clip off the end of the drum shaft. Keep a finger on this e-clip as you ease it out or it will fly away and you will have to hunt for it. Carefully remove the three washers on the end of the shaft. The drum is now free to slide out of the rear bearing.
  6. Use a 5/16 inch nutdriver to remove the two screws inside the cabinet, near the top on either side that hold the front of the cabinet on.
  7. Lift the front off the two screws down at the bottom and swing the front around to the right without disconnecting any wires and lean it up against the side of the cabinet.
  8. Grip the drum with one hand at the rear and the other hand at the front. Be careful not to cut yourself on the razor sharp edges on the porcelain coated drum. Pull the drum forward to clear the rear bearings and then lift it up and out. Leave the belt on it and set it aside.
  9. (Figure 1) Now you have a good view of the heater shroud and coils. It will be easy to locate the breaks in the coils.
  10. Remove the broken coils. This task is made easier by cutting up the old coils into several pieces and carefully pulling them through the standoff insulators. Be gentle with the insulators as they are fragile.
  11. If these were original coils, the ends of the coils will be welded to the terminal bolts. Cut the wires off and remove the old terminal bolts by loosening the outer nut and disassembling the insulators. If the old terminals have the wires sandwiched between two nuts, loosen the nut on the end of the terminal. Again, be careful not to put too much torque on the nuts or you will break the insulators. Remove the remaining old wires.
  12. Prepare the coils for restringing by stretching them to specific lengths. Stretch the inside coil to 42 1/2 inches and the outer coil to 49 1/2 inches. These lengths are for a relaxed coil. It is better to have the coils too short than too long. If you stretch them too far, the coils will sag down and touch the metal heater shroud and burn up.
  13. Install the new terminal bolts through the insulators. Be careful not to break an insulator. You can't safely install the terminals with broken insulators and another trip down to the parts store to get new ones will slow down your repair a bunch.
  14. (Figure 2) Start threading the new coils through the insulators on the side opposite the terminals and work in both directions toward the terminals.
  15. (Figure 3) Note that both coils are connected to the top terminal and the other two ends are connected to the remaining two terminals.
  16. Use a needle nose pliers to wind the wires around the terminals between two washers and nuts.
  17. Slide the drum into its rear bearing
  18. Replace the three washers and the e-clip on the drum shaft in back of the dryer. Replace the bearing cover plate.
  19. Loop the belt behind the idler pulley, pull it back and then loop the belt around the motor pulley.
  20. Replace the rear panel and the dryer vent.
  21. Swing the front panel around and position it on the two lower screws. Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to replace the two sheet metal screws at the top.
  22. Lower the top and secure it with the 4 Torx screws.
  23. Plug in the power cord and check for proper operation.

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Remove the rear panel and on the right side looking fro rear you will see a "can" into which the heater is mounted. That is if the lint filter is in the top of the dryer(whirlpool) made . If it is GE made then you must remove the front and the drum and the heater is behind the drum.

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Depends on which thermostat you are talking about, as there is more than one thermostat.
2 thermostats are located on the heater element itself, located at bottom rear of dryer, if you cannot see the stats, then you need to remove the heater, and they are located behind the element, be careful, as it is very easy to break the element supports, and then you will need a new heater.
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Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. I'm assuming that you have a standsrd model Whilpool dryer. You didn't specify if you have a gas or electric model so I have given you the basic instruction to repair both models.

IF GAS DRYER FOLLOW THESE STEPS: You're dryer needs a thermal fuse and or gas valve coils, and maybe an igniter all three are very simple and affordable to replace. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Now, if this don't solve the problem you will need a gas valve coil kit. To replace coils just remove front of dryer body and look below drum you will see the gas valve. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new, if it doesn't then you will need to check the igniter. The igniter is attached to the end of the burner assymbly by one screw and a simple two wire plug. Inspect for breakage, and replace if needed.

IF ELECTRIC DRYER FOLLOW THESE STEPS: Your problem is very simple to fix. You need a thermal fuse and or heater element, both very simple and affordable to replace. Try replacing the thermal fuse first to see if that's the problem. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. If this don't solve your problem you will need to replace the heater element. To replace the heater element, with the back cover off of your dryer just look down and to the right of were the air blows out. You will see the electric heating unit with two fat red wires plugged into it. Unplug these wires and you will see on the sheetmetal housing two screws that hold it on, one on each side. On older elctric dryers there is only one screw that holds element in place, it is on the bottom center of element screwed in from behind. Remove screw(s) and remove old heater element. Now, lay the new element next to the old one and take notice that there is a heat sensor attached to the old element where one of the red wires unplugged from. Gently remove this sensor and install it onto the new element in the same location as the old one. If you have an older electric dryer, the old heater element doesn't have the heat sensor on it, just skip this step. Now, plug in your two red wires and re-install your heater element. Your dryer will run like new.

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