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I need to replace the heating element in my Candy CIC60 but I cannot reach the wire connectors as they are inside thew machine. How do I do it?

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  • johnnny_esca Jun 07, 2010

    That doesn't tell me anything, can't get to the wires from the top as the drum is in the way. Already have taken the old heater unit off



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Instructions Things You'll Need:

  • Hand tools: Flat Head Screwdriver, Philips screwdriver and a Spinner Handle, 1/4 in. Drive. (See Sears...)
  • For the spinner Handle, a set of sockets to fit the screws (more on that in directions)
  1. Step 1 Please unplug the dryer from the wall. I'd really like you to be here when we are done!
  2. Step 2 Remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Typically this has a metal strap clamp. This is where that flat head screwdriver comes in handy. Loosen it and move the clamp up the length of the hose and wiggle the hose off of the fitting on the back of the dryer.
  3. Step 3 Typically the back of your modern dryer has a large panel that covers the back of the dryer. This is held in place by eight or fewer screws. These screws typically have a six sided head, they also sport a flat head or Philips head opening. I prefer using a spinner handle and an appropriate sized socket. Please choose the correct size socket, and remove all the screws around the perimeter of the panel.
  4. Step 4 Now, you will note that the panel is not coming off. Do not worry, this is normal. You will find two screws near where the electrical cord goes in. Typically only one of the these need to be removed. If you need to remove both in order to find out which one it was, no problem, just pop the "other" screw back into place.
  5. Step 5 Slide the panel off the hose clamp and...OH MY DEAR ME!!!! Look at all that dust! Yes, this would be a great time to go ahead and vacuum out the back of the dryer. You'll find enough coins in there to buy yourself a coffee.
  6. Step 6 Now you are going to find a protrusion about 9-12 inches long and about 4-6 inches wide. It is rounded at one and, and squared off at the other. This is the unit that holds the heating element. As you can see it is held in place by yet more screws. Typically there two to four screws.
  7. Step 7 Once the unit is free of the machine, start to disconnect the wire that are tethering it to the machine. They can typically be wiggled off by using the flat head screw driver. flip the unit over, and there, on the belly of the unit is the heating element. Remove the two to three screws holding in place and replace it with the new unit.
  8. Step 8 To put everything back, just reverse each step until it looks like a dryer again.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

  • johnnny_esca Jun 07, 2010

    This does't help much, it is a generic answer to a specific question about this particular model. I have removed the heating element and before I buy another I have to be certain I can connect it. The wires are in the machine, I cannot see or touch the wires. They are not long enough to go through the access hole in the back of the machine. Are you familiar with this model?

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    yadayada Jun 07, 2010

    then u will need to remove the dryer drum if u can't get at the wires, remember i am not there so trying to visualize what it is you are doing can be challenging, to remove the dryer drum remove the door of the dryer and pry up the top, remove all exposed screws and it slides out, it is best if you have a helper. see if the instructions at the link below help. these instructions are good for 95% of manufacturers


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Hello. pull the machine out from the wall, unplug it. Pop up the top of the machine and even remove the outer sheet metal if u need to. J.

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