Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
First, I tilted the dryer forward and leaned it carefully against the wall to gain access to the back cover. Used a nut driver to remove 5 screws holding the back cover. Tested the heating element using a multi-meter and it showed an open circuit. I tested the thermostat and a few other switches and they were all ok, so I knew for sure it was the heating element only. The part arrived in 2 days which was great, cause with 3 kids, dirty clothes pile up fast. I pulled several set of wires for the thermostat, switches etc. marking the wires to make sure I put them back correctly. I loosened the heating element housing by removing one screw at the top (with a clip attached) and one at the bottom. I pulled the housing out, then pulled the element out of it's cover and slid the new one in back in it's place. Screwed the cover back in, put the wires back into place and replaced the back cover. I made a few rookie mistakes during the process, but we won't discuss those. Anyway, bottom line is...the dryer worked perfectly...laundry time.