Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair1- 2 hours
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
Warren From Flowery Branch, GA
May 06, 2009
2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Not certain as to reason for no heat, I first completely disassembled the dryer. This probably wasn't necessary but since the dryer is around 28 years old, I wanted to inspect and test all wiring, thermostats, etc. Testing revealed that it was the dryer element and it was quite easy to remove and replace the entire heater assembly.
I'm glad I completely dissassembled the dryer because it gave me a chance to clean up a few decades of lint accumulation on and in every part. Reassembly was a little more problematic as it takes a couple of extra hands to hold and align the drum and the top once you've reassebled the base, sides and other parts. Not overly difficult, just make sure you note where all the wiring is to be reconnected and save the screws and bolts in a baggy until you're ready for reassembly.
Other than waiting for the part to arrive (3 days) time spent in dissassembly and reassembly wasn't much more than a couple of hours.