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Time of repair:
30 - 60 minutes
Two table knives (or flat blade screwdrivers)
Dryer does not heat. All other functions normal.
My Repair & Advice:
1. Unplug power cord and remove venting duct.
2. Tilt unit backward, elevating front of unit. This may not be necessary if you have good knees. Mine are shot, and "she who must be obeyed" was happy to help.
3. Remove access panel below dryer door. Comically, this was my most time-consuming step, until I realized the proper procedure. Slide a flat blade(kitchen knife)in from each side of top of access panel until toe clamps are depressed. Apply pressure toward front of panel and swing forward. Set aside with finished side up.
4. Remove sheet metal screw on access panel to heating element chanber with socket and ratchet. Remove panel.
5. Remove spade terminals from element and label leads.
6. Remove single sheet metal screw that holds the heating element in heating chamber. In my case, this required blind removal from the left side of the exterior of the heating chamber with socket and ratchet.
7. Remove the old element from the heating chamber. In my case, firm pressure was required with a standard pliers to remove the element. I found the horizontal member at the front of the element a good place to grasp and pull.
8. Before reassembly, remove all lint and debris from the unit.
9. Reverse steps 7-1 to reassemble.
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