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SOURCE: I'm trying to remove heater element from Whirlpool dryer

The element is held in place by 2 8mm bolts and once removed the element will slide out.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: no heat whirlpool electric dryer imperial 70 1986 vintage

replace cut off switch fuse at the top of heater box

Posted on May 03, 2010

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When i was removing the heating element on my whirlpool dryer i accidently took the top part off also and now i can.t get the part to go back in the hole

I'm assuming you mean the heater box has an upper and lower half. The top rear of the heater box usually has a metal clip that prevents the heater box from accidentally coming out of the vent hole. To re-install the heater box, it can be tricky/frustrating. You must lift up on the front of the box which will lower the rear, make sure the clip is in the hole, and then "sort of twist/shove" the box back until you feel it slide inside the vent hole. Use a headlamp to see what you're doing and to visualize the fit. Hope I helped you!

Aug 14, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Removing the front plate on a Whirlpool WED7800XW

After you get to the element, you may want to troubleshoot other components. Common problems are failure of the thermal limiter on the element housing and poor ventilation. If the dryer is producing any heat at all, don't disassemble the dryer, you have a ventilation issue.

Unplug the dryer.

You need a 1" putty knife to get the top up. At the front left and right corners under the top panel there is a spring clip. It may be helpful to look with a flashlight first because there is an alignment pin that sits right beside them. They can be stubborn so you may need to hit the back of the putty knife to get them loose. Apply upward pressure on the top panel as you disengage the spring clips. You will also need to remove the screws that secure the front panel to the lint screen housing (2 or 4 philips screws).

Once you get both sides released, open the door 90 degrees and the top panel will lift up on a rear hinge. With the top up you can access two 5/16" hex screws that secure the front panel to the bulkhead. Remove these and the front panel should lean forward. Remove front panel.

Remove the 5/16" hex screws that secure the lower lint screen duct to the blower housing and front bulkhead and remove duct. Disconnect wiring harness for the moisture sensor at the bottom right of bulkhead. There will be 4 screws holding the bulkhead to the rest of the cabinet. Remove these and lift off front bulkhead assembly. Two rollers on the back will want to hang on to the drum but gently turning the bulkhead should release without much trouble.

Remove the belt by releasing tension on the idler pulley and, using the belt as a handle at the top, remove the belt and drum together. The element is on the right, and you will need to remove the wires from the thermal limiter at the back, hi limit thermostat in the middle, and element at the front.

To remove the element, there are two 1/4" screws at the front that are tough to get to because you don't have much clearance, but they support the front of the element housing. There is one screw at the rear. Remove the element and then the hi limit and thermal limiter screws.

Apr 18, 2014 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Remove Whirlpool Dryer top

Look between the top and the front where door is. Should be a spring clip a couple of inches from each front corner that you can press back and release the top so that it will hinge up toward the back. Use a thin piece of metal or a kitchen butter knife, something stiff and thin. Will help to lift up slightly as you press the clip back other wise it might relatch.

Aug 25, 2012 | Whirlpool GGQ9800L Gas Dryer

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How do you install a thermal fuse kit on a Magic Chef CYE4000AYW. Unlike other models it doesn't look like you can just take the back panel off; do you really have to take the top and back off?

The thermal fuse kit is accessible from the top of the dryer. Disconnect power and using a putty knife, release the two spring clips holding the top cover to the cabinet. Insert the putty knife in the seam between the top cover and the cabinet at about 4 inches from the sides. Lift the top cover when the first spring clip is released while releasing the second clip then lift the top cover to the rear of the dryer.


The high-limit thermostat is located on top of the heater housing at the rear of the dyer. Remove the screw that secures the high-limit thermostat bracket and replace the thermostat.


The thermal fuse is located on the right hand side of the heater housing and is mounted on a bracket. There's a 1/4" hex-head screw that holds both the heating element and thermal fuse brackets. Remove the screw and the thermal fuse bracket can be lifted off.


The thermal fuse bracket has two locating tabs, one at the bottom and the other is half-way up. Lift the bracket to clear the tabs then remove it and replace the thermal fuse. Reinstall the thermal fuse and high-limit thermostat brackets in reverse order of the removal steps. Press down on the top cover against the cabinet to reengage the spring clips.

Apr 05, 2011 | Magic Chef Dryers

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No heat coming out to dry clothes, can the heating element be replaced

yes, it is located on the back right inside of the dryer.
1) unplug dryer
2) open door remove screws
3) with a flat tip screw driver pry gently up on the top corners it will pop
4) move front panel forward and disconnect door switch
5) sit panel aside
6) lift top lid of dryer 90 degrees it has clip/hinged on back
7) look to the right back of dryer, it looks like a spring in a metal box disconnect and replace.
Hope this helps Tim

Sep 23, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Why won't my LEB 6300 produce heat? It spins just

unplug remove the back, the heater box is to your right,the heater box fuse is on the left side top check it with your meter,the heater box element is on the bottom remove the 2 wires and check with meter,iam sure it is one of the-mike

Feb 21, 2010 | Whirlpool LEB6300 Electric Dryer

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Will turn but no heat

if it is a standard dryer unplug remove the back and you will see the heater box to your right,the heater box fuse is on the left side top check with meter,the heating element is on the bottom check with meter-mike

Feb 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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How does one remove the lower front access panel on a Whirlpool gas dryer mode TEDL680AN?

Use a putty knife to separate the smaller bottom panel from the upper front panel.
About 2 inches in from each side there is a spring clip. Press the spring clip with the putty knife while pulling out on the edges of the smaller lower panel. It hinges down once it is free from the clips.

Nov 18, 2009 | Whirlpool LGQ9858L Gas Dryer

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Location of thermal fuse on leq9858 l dryer whirlpool

if this is a top load?if so remove the back panel and you will see the dryer heater box to your right,the fuse is on the left side of box top,the high temp thermostat is on the bootm left and should be replaced also,before you do thatmif you have a meter remove the 2 wires from the heating element and check it on omns,no meter?remove the 2 screws pull the element off and look to see if the coil is broke anywhere,let me know how you do-mkie

Apr 20, 2009 | Whirlpool LEQ9858L Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool LER3624JQ will not heat

remove the back panel,you will see the heater box,the fuse which turns the heater box on is at the top of the heater box,replace that and it should work,most of the time what blows the fuse is cloogged wall or dryer vent holes-mike

Feb 27, 2009 | Whirlpool LER3624JQ Electric Dryer

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