You have to pull the three screws that secure the top to the back. Then you have to slide the top off and remove the front panel. The heating element is on the bottom right side of the machine. Once you have it off, replace the thermostats and it usually works fine. I keep having to replace mine, as my outside "bird" filter gets clogged and the thing loves to trip.
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1 Unplug the power cord from the electrical socket. 2 Remove the screws located around the edges of the back panel of the DVLR223 dryer. Move the back panel away from the cabinet. 3 Push the idler pulley away from the belt to loosen the belt tension. Remove the screws on the panel behind the dryer drum. Remove the panel. 4 Remove the four screws located on the underside of the top panel. Lift the top panel off of the cabinet. 5 Lift the drum up through the top of the cabinet and set it aside. 6 Unplug the electrical wires connected to the heating element assembly. Remove the old heating element from the DVLR223. 7 Insert the new heating element where the old one was previously located. Plug the electrical wires into the heating element assembly. 8 Replace the drum inside the dryer cabinet. Replace the top panel and the four screws that go on the underside of it. 9 Replace the panel behind the drum. Replace the screws that hold it in position. 10 Reposition the back panel onto the DVLR223. Replace the sheet metal screws around the perimeter of the back panel.
The dryer doesn't have a removable rear access panel and the heating element is accessible through the bottom front panel. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, locate and release the two bottom front panel clips approximately 4 inches from the sides.
Once the panel is off, locate the heating element housing is on the right side and remove the hex-head screw from the heater shield.
Remove the hex-head screw from the side of the heater housing and slide the heating element out then slide the new heating element in and secure it with the hex-head screw.
The heating element is not necessarily busted and needs to be replaced when the dryer fails to heat up. The first thing to look at is the thermal cut-off. It blows open and cut power to the heating element if the high-limit thermostat is faulty. Disconnect
the red wire from the thermal cut-off and the red/white stripe wire
from the heater. Connect the red wire disconnected from the thermal
cut-off to the heater terminal where the red/white stripe wire is
power then start the dryer. The problem is indeed with the two bypassed
components if the dryer heats up. Replace both the thermal cut-off and
the high-limit thermostat and it should solve the heating problem. Do
not use the dryer with those parts bypassed due to high risk of fire
The bottom panel will come off after releasing the tabs between the lower panel and the front panel. Once the lower panel is removed, you will have access to the heating element. The link below will take you to a breakdown picture of your dryer.
Open the front panel, remove heat exchanger and clean. also clean out lint tray.
this might help a little. Now lets check if the thermal sensor or heating element needs to be replaced.
Unplug the dryer. remove the panel in the back of the dryer that covers the heating element. ( the inner panel). On top of the heating element you will see a thermal sensor with a small red button on it. Thats the manual reset button. To test if the heating element is working properly you can disconnect the wires from the sensor and clip the connectors together . Plug the dryer back in and start it. pay attention to the heating element. It should begin to glow shortly. if it doesn't then your heating element is bad and needs to be replaced.
Unplug the dryer. Connect the wires back to the thermal sensor. Plug the dryer back in. Before you start the dryer, press the red button on the thermal sensor. Start the dryer. If the heating element doesn't come on and dryer doesn't heat, then you need to replace that sensor.
Open front panel, remove heat exchanger and clean.
Unplug the dryer. remove the panel in the back of the dryer that covers the heating element. ( the inner panel). On top of the heating element you will see a thermal sensor with a small red button on it. Thats the manual reset button To test if the heating element is working properly you can disconnect the wires from the sensor and clip the connectors together . Plug the dryer back in and start it. pay attention to the heating element. It should begin to glow shortly. if it doesn't then your heating element is bad and needs to be replaced.
Unplug the dryer. Connect the wires back to the thermal sensor. Plug the dryer back in. Before you start the dryer, press the red button on the switch. This is your reset button. Start the dryer. If the heating element doesn't come on and dryer doesn't heat, then you need to replace that sensor.
For safety reasons all appliance repairs should be done by a qualified technician. however replacing the heating element is not a difficult repair. You can find instructions and illustration opening the links below:
Electric heating elements, found in electric dryers, are self-contained units located in the back of the dryer. A defective heating element is frequently the source of no-heat or drying problems. Remove the back service panel to gain access to the elements. Step 1: Remove the back of the dryer. If necessary, also remove the cabinet top. Step 2: Disconnect the leads and remove the screws that hold the duct in position. Then lift the entire heater unit out of the dryer.Step 3: Remove the screws that hold the heating element in the duct. Step 4: Slip the new heating element into the heating duct the same way the old one came out. Be careful not to damage the resistance coils. Replace the screws that hold the heating element in the duct, reconnect the leads, and screw the unit back into position.
now see whether it is ok..............
The heating element is probably accessed through a removable panel on the back face of the dryer. The element looks not unlike the heating element in an electric oven, but smaller. After you remove the back panel, you may have to take apart the heating duct in which it resides, which can be tricky. Or you may be able to remove the bad heating element without removing and splitting the duct. Do you have a friend who is handy to help you?