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This really depends on what make your Dryer is can you post the make or model?

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I have maytag Neptune, ser. #MDE5500AYW clothes dryer that will not heat. Can you tell me what may be the problem(s). If it's the heating elemnet, can you tell me how to get to it? I took off the control panel and there are two switches, sensors, not sure what they are. I checked them both with the dryer off with a continuity meter, niether one moved the meter.

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Replace the Heating Element. The heating element is usually located behind a panel on the back. To replace you will need to remove the back cover of the dryer, then locate the heating element. The heating element is screwed into place and is easy to unscrew and replace. Be sure to have the dryer unplugged while doing this.
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Mar 13, 2013 | Dryers

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Kenmore 9901 dryer - heating element burned, fuses are OK. How to replace the heating element?

Go in through the back. Disconnect the wires going to the heater chamber. Remove the 3 or 4 screws holding the chamber in place. Remove the chamber. Remove the 4 screws holding the element assembly in place. Replace the element and put everything back into place.

Dec 19, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

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How do i change the element on a samsung dryer


When the dryer just isn't getting your clothes dry anymore, the culprit is usually the heating element. The dryer part may look intimidating, but you can replace the heating element.

Step by step instructions

TOOLS NEEDED New heating element,Screwdriver, Needle-nose pliers.

1 Unplug the dryer from the wall before starting. Find the dryer heating element cabinet. For most dryers this is located in the back, however it can be in the front. Find the compartment on the dryer.
2 Remove the screws or clips to get into the compartment to expose the heating element and wires. Use a needlenose pliers to carefully remove the element wires.
3 Detach the can shaped object that may cover the heating element. Tip the can backward to slip it off the hooks holding it in place. Some models place the heating element with the can, while others provide easier access to it.
4 Unscrew the screws holding the element in place and pull it out.
5 Put the new element in place, and replace the screws to secure it in the dryer. Put the can back in place and connect the element wires before putting on the cabinet cover.
6 Run the dryer on fluff with no heat, and go outside to make sure enough air is getting through the vent system.
7 Break the new heating element in by running your dryer on high heat for 10 minutes without any clothes in the dryer. This cleans oily residue off the element and keep the clothes from getting smoky.


Sep 26, 2011 | Dryers

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The dryer operates but does not produce heat. i think it is the heating element but i can not get in to the back of the dryer to check. i would like to get a service manual so i can check the element

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.

Jun 19, 2011 | GE DVLR223 Dryers

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Heating element quit working on model # ler4624bw2 Whirlpool electric dryer

Hello there
Here is a couple of links that will help you replace the heating element along with some manufactures that can also help ok?
Best regardss michael
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Oct 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dear Sir/I have a Kenmore Ultra Fabric dryer that has stopped heating. How hard is it to replace the heating element and can a mechanically challenged person like myself do it? For example, what does the...

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?

Mar 09, 2008 | Dryers

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Heating element - amana le8107w2

the heating element is located at the back. you can remove the back cover and access it from there.

Feb 22, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Trying to find heating element on dryer

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.

Dec 11, 2007 | Dryers

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Heating element in Crosley Clothes dryer

Before you replace the heating element, check the thermal fuse. All heaters have safety thermal fuse. This opens in case the thermostat fails. This is normally attached on or near the heating element, looks like diode. (When replacing, do not solder ! this will damage the fuse)

May 30, 2007 | Crosley CDE6000 Electric Dryer

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