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I have the back panel off of the dryer yet I can see where the element is housed yet I can not see how to remve it.

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Hello, Above the heater tube there is a small metal clip..removing this will allow you to remove the heater and this is how you do it...

Remove the 2 screws under the lint filter then with a putty knife lever up the top panel. lean the top panel back and on the left side just above the drum you will see a screw...this is what is holding the clip above the heater housing..remove this screw and the wires and there you have it. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike

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hello . hope this helps . not easy but id doable , plan this when u have some time. how hard to do it yourself 1-10 id say 8
1st unplug the dryer .
remove 2 screws located in the rear top of the dryer , those screws are holding the top panel in place.
once you have removed those screws go back around to the frt of the dryer and with your hands on top of the panel push the top panel back and top panel should lift back and out.
next remove 2-3 screws holding the faceplate (display panel) to the frame , from the inside and unclip the wiring harness and set to the side. next remove 3-4 screws holding front panel to the cabinet of the dryer then reove front panel and set to the side now you can see the heating element enclose in a housing. remove a screw holding the housing and slide housing to you. disconnect the 2 connectors going to heating element. some revisions heaters slides out , some models you must remove a few screws holding element in place. Samsung does sell the heater assy witch comes all together for a few more dollars but less labor. re assemble

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Where is the heating element located on the kenmore plus pdryer. I purchased it in 1982

on that vintage dryer the heat element was behind the rear panel. When looking at it from the rear with the back panel off it is inside of the housing on the right side. The way to remove it is to raise the main dryer top by removing the 2 phillips headed screws on the top where the lint filter fits and pop up and raise the top and from the front you can look behind the back wall the holds the drum up, from the front on the top of the housing the element fits(left side when looking at it from the front) will be a bracket that holds that heater housing to that rear drum support plate. Remove that screw(5/16th inch hexhead) and go to the back and pull housing out from top of housing then lift off from bottom.When reinstalling be sure the housing fits into bracket and the bottom of where it goes. To remove the element there will be one 5/16th inch hex headed screw at the bottom by where its opened. The part # for that style heat element is 4391960 it is available from your local appliance parts store or online at;

Thanks for bring me back to the old days i started my appliance repair career a year before you bought that dryer (1981)

I hope this has helped you with your dryer,

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Unplug the dryer from the electrical outlet. Slide the dryer out from the wall and disconnect the dryer vent from the back of the dryer. Loosen the retaining screw on the clamp connecting the vent to the dryer's exhaust port and slide the vent off of the port.
Remove the hex nuts holding the dryer's rear panel in place and slide the rear panel off to the side of the dryer. Locate the high-limit thermostat on the heating element housing on the right side of the dryer. The oval-shaped thermostat can be found a few inches from the bottom of the heating element housing.
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Things You'll Need:

* Phillips and hex nut screwdrivers
* Replacement thermal fuse
* Replacement thermostat

1. Disconnect the dryer from the electrical outlet.
2. Slide a putty knife between the top panel and front panel on the left side. Slide the knife toward the center of the dryer to release the left-side spring clip. Repeat the process on the right side. Lift the top panel up and rotate toward the back of the dryer. The thermal fuse and thermostat are located along the dryer's back wall, attached to the heating element housing.
3. Disconnect the two wires from the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is an inch-long rectangular plastic part, located near the top of the heating element housing. Remove the screw holding the thermal fuse in place. Remove the old fuse. Place a new fuse on the housing and replace the screw. Reconnect the wires to the fuse.
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Thanks for using FixYa. No Heat issue in dryer is usually caused due to three things mainly: Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the Thermal Fuse which ismounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white plastic housing. If thats fine then the Heating Element should be checked. Please do revert for further assistance.


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Hi there,
Better you can check all the following -

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

good luck......

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