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I've ordered a new heating element for my hoover hnc 180 dryer, but the wires from the original heater disappear into the back of the unit with no obvious way of getting to them
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you need to remove the whole front of the machine by removing the : top by the 3 screws at the back,then unscrew the screws across the front of the top of the bezel then remove,then open the door,remove the circle of screws then put the machine on its back,remove the screws at the bottom front of the machine,then lift the front bottom of the machine and slide it upwards then you should be able replace the belt then refit in reverse order good luck.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
Any time you perform work inside a dryer, lint can get kicked around and settle on components. It is common to have a slight burning smell for a day or so. However, your dryer getting too hot to the touch concerns me. Improper air flow is the number one cause of dryer overheating problems. You may have cleaned the lint out of the interior of your dryer, but did you check the air blower and vent duct lines? In addition, was the heating elements actually bad? Or, did you assume it was bad, because your dryer wasn't drying properly? The following link can explain:
Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation. I would recommend you remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry another load. If the dryer dries more efficiently and the top panel does not get scorching hot to the touch, then you have a vent clog somewhere EXTERNAL to the dryer. If the dryer air flow exiting the dryer is weak and the dryer still gets too hot to the touch, you have a clog INSIDE the dryer.
Follow these steps, first and see what you find. If you verify your ventilation is clear and not kinked or clogged anywhere, then you might assume you have a component malfunction. I would hope to try to save you from purchasing parts you may not need. I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
PS Make sure you are using semi-rigid (metal type) vent ducting. It is crush resistant, heat resistant, does not kink easily, and resists rodents. It is what most manufacturers recommend. If you haven't replaced the dryer vent in a while, this may be a good time.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
it should be in a housing mounted just inside the back panel. unlatch the housing from its mounts and the element slides out from the bottom
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
An easy way to see if the eliment is working is to remove the exaust hose.. Put a mirror near the opening to see if it is getting hot & red..
Depending on what type of exaust line in the house.. If it is the type that goes to the roof - or a long path to the outside exit - it could be clauged.. Be sure exaust hose is not kinked..
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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