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Dryer not heating up. not sure if its heating element.

Dryer does not heat up. Not sure if its the heating element. Where is the heating element on this unit?

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  • tony4 Feb 03, 2009

    same symptoms as Jonas, but i know where the element is; not sure how easy it is to change though?

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On the bottom - near the center of the machine.


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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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  3. Detach the can shaped object that may cover the heating element. Tip the can backward to slip it off the hooks holding it in place. Some models place the heating element with the can, while others provide easier access to it.

  4. Unscrew the screws holding the element in place and pull it out.

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