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Need to know the location of the heater element in a maytag electric dryer model de312 series 7

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  • Ron Riedy May 10, 2010

    i've seen those pictures but what is not clear is how to access the coil? from the top, or back panel? my newer model maytag it was right under the control panel? can you buy an individual coil or do you have to buy a heater assembly?



    thanks

    Ron

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Hi,

Here is a link to a parts site that shows the dryer breakdown. The left side of the page are the different views, it will aid you in how to take it apart.

The heat element is in the lower right side as you look from the front of the dryer

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=27984&diagram_id=871876#d871876

Posted on May 10, 2010

  • Philip May 10, 2010

    Hi Ron,

    On this model you have to take the front of the dryer off. There are two screws near the bottom of the front panel, with those removed you pull out slightly on the bottom of the front panel then down to release it from the top. There will be wires attached to the door switch so be careful not to break them. You can swing the panel out of the way or remove the wires from the door switch and set the panel aside.

    As far as the heater, I know you use to be able to get a coil and restring the element but I am not sure about that today, I usually just replace it as an assembly. I would call a parts dealer tomorrow and ask to be sure.

    Let me know if you have more questions.

    Phil


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