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How To Replace Dryer Heating Element


A dryer heating element is an essential part of the dryer and helps to ensure that clothes dry properly. Replacing the heating element can be a tricky task, but it is a necessary one if it is broken or not working properly. This article will walk you through the steps of replacing a dryer heating element.

Before you start replacing the heating element, make sure that you understand the terminology and the tools that you will be using. The heating element is a wire coil with a metal casing that radiates heat. It is typically located in the back or side of the dryer. You will also need a screwdriver, pliers, and a replacement heating element.

The first step in replacing the heating element is to unplug the dryer from the power source. This is an important safety measure to ensure that you do not get electrocuted. Once the dryer is unplugged, you can access the heating element.

Next, you will need to remove the casing that covers the heating element. This can be done by unscrewing the screws that hold the casing in place. Once the casing is removed, you can access the heating element and its wiring. Make sure to keep track of the wires and where they were connected.

Now it is time to disconnect the wires from the heating element. You should be able to do this with a pair of pliers. Make sure to keep track of the connections and where the wires go. You may also want to take a picture of the connections, just in case.

Once the wires are disconnected, you can remove the old heating element. This can be done by unscrewing the screws that hold the heating element in place. After the old heating element is removed, you can install the new one.

The new heating element should come with instructions for installation. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully. Once the new heating element is installed, you can reconnect the wires. Make sure to connect them to the correct terminals.

The last step is to replace the casing around the heating element. This can be done by screwing the casing back into place. Once the casing is secured, you can plug the dryer back into the power source and turn it on.

Replacing the heating element in your dryer can be a tricky task, but it is a necessary one if the element is broken or not working properly. Following the steps outlined in this article will help ensure that the replacement process goes smoothly and will help keep your dryer working properly.