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On a typical machine you unplug it, remove the vent and then remove a series of screws going around the perimeter of the back panel. Usually you do not have to remove the back of the top part where the controls are. You will then see a metal shroud set at an angle that is about 6" wide and about 2' long which contains the heating element. Disconnect the wires, unscrew the housing, then there are usually some screw holding the element in,
Before you replace the element, use an ohmmeter to test for continuity. If you have a closed circuit, it's probably not the element that is bad. There are 2 or 3 thermal fuses that, if blown, will not allow the elemet to heat. 2 are usually attached to the element housing and there may be one on the vent exhaust housing between the fan and where the air comes out. To test these, remove the leads and test them with the ohmmeter as you did the element. An open circuit on any of these means they are blown and must be replaced.

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We REALLY, REALLY need the brand and model......(!) Heating elements are typically located in a chamber. in the rear of the machine. UNPLUG the machine before you do anything......There is surprisingly little failure of the element, MUCH more common are tripped circuit breakers, restricted air flow (causing thermal limiters to open), and restricted air flow.

Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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