I am trying to take off the front panel of my dryer to diagnose why it is not producing heat. I have the top of the dryer panel off, and have been able to removew the two screws from near the top of the dryer front panels. There are two screws located a few inches from the bottom of the front panel, and I cannot get the panel to open far enough to reach those and get them off. What do I need to do?
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1. remove lint screen and remove screws 2. take a broad blade putty knife ind insert between top and front panel on either side(should pop up) 3. remove front panel screws at top of panel, remove panel 4. Igniter element is locared on burner(ceramic)
Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before servicing the Westinghouse dryer.
Insert the putty knife into the gap above the front panel and below the top panel. Lift the putty knife handle up to unfasten the internal locking clips.
Lift the top panel from the dryer cabinet. Rest the panel on the wall behind the dryer.
Remove the two screws on the top border of the front panel. Lift the front panel straight up to unhook it from the dryer cabinet. Unplug the connector leading into the front panel. Set the front panel aside.
Move the idler pulley arm toward the front of the dryer cabinet to loosen the belt. Remove the belt from the drum and pulleys.
Lift the drum out of the dryer cabinet.
Disconnect the electrical plugs leading into the heating element. Unfasten the screws securing the element to the inside of the cabinet. Lift the element out of the cabinet.
Place the new heating element inside the dryer. Connect the screws holding the element to the cabinet. Plug the electrical connectors into the element.
Reposition the front panel. Plug the door switch connector into its socket on the front panel. Press the panel straight down into the base. Reinstall the screws along the top of the panel.
Lower the top panel onto the dryer. Press down on the panel to lock it into place
Unplug the dryer. Using a one inch paint scraper you can locate the two spring loaded clips holding the top in place. They are located about one inch in from the top corner of the cabnet between the cabnet and the top. Depress the clips one at a time lifting on the corner of the top,tilt the top back and rest it on the wall.Inside the dryer cabnet looking down you will see two screws, one on each side holding the front panel to the cabnet. Remove the screws and tilt the front panel forward. Mark and remove the wires going to the lid switch. Remove the front panel. Remove and discard the old belt. Slide the new belt over the drum with the grooves on the belt facing the drum. Reassembe the front panel of the dryer and replace the wires onto the door switch. Replace the two screws on the front panel. Reach into the rear access panel and grasp the belt. Pinch the belt and feed it under the pully of the belt tentioner. Pull the belt tentioner towards the motor pulley and slide the pinched part of the belt over the motor pulley.
Replace the inspection panel on the rear of the dryer.
Lower the top and press down to lock it into place and your done.
Unplug the dryer.
Take a putty knife and insert it at the top of the front panel just below the lid and push the 2 clips in.They are about 2 inches in from the right and left sides.
Raise the top lid towards the rear of the machine.
Remove 2 screws on the inside top corners of the front panel. Remove the front panel.
Remove the belt. Remove the drum.
The heater will be on your bottom left.
depends on the model and make but usually you'll either have 2 screws at the very bottom of the front panel you remove them and lift the front off un-hinging it from the top beware of door switch and it's wires. If this is not the way then you'll have to pry the top up with wide flat driver and look inside the front panel for 2 more screws that hold the top of the front panel to the cabinet. If you lint catcher is on top of dryer pull it out and remove the 2 screws holding the lint compartment to the top before prying it up.
generic instructions.... remove screws through lower panel bottom lip, panel lifts straight up and out. ........................or..................... Use a putty knife to release the front clips (one near each front corner) and pop the top to view belt.
2 screws at the bottom of front panel if no screws there, then pry top off with wide flat screw driver then look inside toward top of front panel remove two more screws and the front should lift right out then remove screw/s in center of drum and lift out of cabinet there should be your heat element
1. Open dryer door and remove the phillips head screws at the 5 and 7 O'Clock positions. 2. Remove three screws at very back, allowing top cover to be moved back about an inch and lifted off. 3. remove screw at top left and top right from front top panel. 4. pull plastic front panel along top edge to release front top panel. (watch for sharp edges) 5. Swing top up and over onto top of dryer. 6. Unplug light and door switch. 7. remove four screws at top of large lower panel. 8. lift panel up a bit and off. 9. unplug sensor plug at bottom allowing panel with door to be set aside. 10. gas dryer has dime sized high limit thermostat on left front side of burner chamber. Has two wires on it, with a small pin in the center. Push the pin in. Reassemble and clean out vent, eliminating flexible venting, replacing with rigid aluminum piping and elbows. Outside vent should have a four inch vent flap opening, not just a two inch if it is that style.
Disconnect the unit from its power supply before servicing!
Most Whirlpool dryers are disassembled by:
1. Raising the cover of the lint filter retainer housing on the top panel of the dryer, (if this where it is located), and removing 2 screws.
2. Using a flat blade screw driver, slide it between the top panel and the front panel approx. 3" in from the corners and pry upward gently. This will release the top from the front panel.
3. Remove the 5/16" screw from the inside corner where the front joins to the side panel, (Repeat procedure on the other side).
4.If your model has a separate lower panel, remove it by using the flat blade screwdriver and sliding it in frrom the side and gently twisting to release the retainer spring clip, ( Repeat procedure on other side). Remove door springs. ( make sure your door is latched tightly 1st).
5.Loosen or remove 2-5/16" screws from under the door at each corner.
6. You should now be able to remove the upper portion of the front panel.
FIRST UNPLUG UNIT!! Remove 2 screws by filter area on main top. Grab back of dryer and pull top forward while holding dryer in place with knees. Do this to pop up
top on front left then front right. Remove 2 screws holding front panel
2 side panels. They are at top front of side panels, inside. Pull front panel out at top and pull up to remove front panel. Put belt around drum with grooved side toward drum.