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Need to remove the heating element from the dryer. Where is it located?

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Well most dryers the element is in the back. Unplug your dryer take the screws off and remove the rear panel. The elemnt is the silver outer shell to the right. I would check the thermal cutoffs one on the element shell and one on the exhaust vent. You will need a multimeter to check these items. The thermal cutoffs should read 0 with one wire removed. The element should read about 10 ohms. Set your meter at Rx1. Sorry if this is technical, but that is how you check those parts. If you see a break in the element it is bad thats the only way to check that without a meter. Hope I helped you. good luck!

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KENMORE DRYER JUST STOPPED HEATING UP WHAT CAN I DO TO REPAIR IT?


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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How to Change the Heating Element in a Electric Dryer?


1) When the clothes are not getting dried but dryeris running. That means the heating element needs to be replaced.
2) First of all unplug the dryer from wall outlet.
3) The heating element is located in the cabinet. Insome models the cabinet is located in rear or in some models its located infront.
4) Remove the screws on the heating element cabinetto reach the heating element.
5) You will see wires connected to the heatingelement terminals.
6) Remove the wires from element using needle noseplier.
7) Then remove the object blocking the heatingelement with the screw driver. But in some models the heating element can be removeddirectly.
8) After removing the object remove the screwsholding the heating element.
9) Theheating will have to be moved a bit to come out easily. Before removing theheating element out. Please note down the position of old heating element. Sowhile placing the new heating element you don’t face any problem.
10) Refit all the parts removed while removing theold heating element properly.
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How to Replace Heating Element from a Maytag Dryer?


The procedure is as follows:--- 1) First of all unplug the dryer from electric outlet for safety reasons.
2) Locate the vent hose on the rear of the dryer and disconnect this hose from dryer unit.
3) The hose is mostly fixed in a metal clamp and the metal clamp is fixed by the screw. Loosen the screw and remove the clamp and remove the hose.
4) The heating element is located in the cabinet.
5) In some models the cabinet is located at the rear of the dryer. And in some model its located in the front of the dryer.
6) Locate the heating element cabinet and remove the screws holding the cabinet.
7) You will see the heating element now. There are wires connecting on the sides of the heating element terminals. The wires are connected by removable connector.
8) Remove the connector carefully from heating element with the help of needle nose plier.
9) After the wires are removed from heating element’s terminals. Remove the screws holding the heating element.
10) The heating will have to be moved a bit to come out easily. Before removing the heating element out. Please note down the position of old heating element. So while placing the new heating element you don’t face any problem.
11) Remove the old heating element and insert the new heating element.
12) Connect all the wires as it were connected before.
13) Refit all the parts which you removed while removing the old heating element in reverse method. Take care you don’t miss any part fitting.
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I need to replace the heating element


If the model number is correct, the heating element can easily be replaced by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and and turn the unit around so you have full access to the back panel. You may have to disconnect the exhaust vent hose.

2. Remove the screws around the perimeter of the rear panel. Remove the panel and set aside.

3. With the panel removed, the heating circuits are located on the RIGHT-HAND side. The heating element will be located inside a heater box.

4. Remove the two leads from the heating element terminals and the thermostat (label them to ensure you reinstall them properly). NOTE: Using a digital camera works well also.

5. Once the component leads are disconnected, the heater box can be removed by locating the screws holding it in place. remove the screws and the entire box comes off with the element inside.

6. The heating element is usually secured inside the heater box with screws along the side. Remove these screws and the heating element will slide out.

Reinstalling should be self-explanatory. Make sure you DO NOT handle the element coild with your hands. The coil is fragile and oils from your hands can create hot spots and potentially cause the element to prematurely fail.

You can helpful exploded view parts illustrations at the following websites to assist you with your repairs:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com

Now...with all that said, are you sure the element is bad? The following two links can give you advice on how to troubleshoot an ELECTRIC dryer with a no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574266-thorough_dryer_advice


IMPORTANT: Your problem may or may not be related to a heating element problem as there are numerous factors that can cause a dryer not to heat. The heating element has protection devices that are designed to regulate the heat and internal temperatures. If the dryer overheats the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) typically will blow BEFORE the heating element. The replacement kit is much cheaper than purchasing a new heating element that may or may not be the problem.


Begin by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

The reason a dryer will still run if the input voltage is incorrect, is because the drive motor only uses a portion of the 220 service. The motor runs off 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require 220-240VAC. So, if you are missing 1/2 your input voltage due to a tripped breaker or bad power cord, your dryer may exhibit these symptoms.

If you determine the problem to be internal, the heating circuits will either be located in the rear of the dryer on the right hand, or under the dryer drum on the right hand side. Usually, an easy way to determine is by the location of the lint screen filter. If the filter is on top of the dryer, the heating circuits are in the back of the dryer. If the lint screen is in the door, the heating circuits are located under the dryer drum.

On a Whirlpool Duet or Kenmore Elite model, the heating circuits are located inside the dryer under the dryer drum on the right hand side. You will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door to access. The toe panel comes off by locating and removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. The Heating Element is located inside a heater box. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) will be located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals (all the way towards the back of the dryer cabinet). The Hi-Limit Thermostat will be located adjacent to the heating element terminals.

If either the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat are determined to be bad, replace BOTH components at the same time. That is why these components are commonly sold as a set. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace.

Replacement parts (if required) may be found at the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify any parts you may need. The heating components are usually listed under the "Bulkhead" section.


If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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the heating Element is located behind the drum...In order to acces you would need to remove the complete drum from the front of dryer..

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A dryer sometimes won't heat or heats too slowly because of a variety of reasons. By following the guidelines below, you can inspect the heating elements on a gas or electric dryer to pinpoint the source of the problem.
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This is a simple repair. Just follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG dryer. Dangerous voltage is still present even with the dryer turned off.

2. Remove the dryer vent exhaust hose and remove the back of the dryer.

3. The heating circuits are located on the right hand side (as viewed from the rear). The heating element is located inside the heater box. Simply remove the mounting screws on the heater box and remove the two wires on the heating element terminals. NOTE: You can leave the two remaining components (Thermal Cut-Out and Hi limit Thermostat) connected on some models. If you need to remove them in order to remove the heating element make sure you label the wires.

4. Locate the mounting screw(s) on the outside of the heater box that hold the heating element in place.

5. With the mounting screw(s) removed the heating element will slide out of the heater box.

6. Insert new heating element, making sure you avoid touching the coil and align the screw holes so you can reinsert the mounting screws.

7. Re-install the heater box and any remaining components.

Now...are you sure you have a bad heating element? Just because a dryer does not heat, does not necessarily mean the heating element is bad. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

The most common fail item that causes a dryer heating circuit failure is a blown TCO caused by poor dryer ventilation. Just something you may consider.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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