Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Mark From Normalville, PA
Aug 25, 2011
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While greasing the bearing in the back of the drum, I found my heating coil was broken. Steps to replace:
1) Unplug the unit
2) Remove the top panel. Note, do not remove the center front screw that does not go into the door.
3) Remove front outer panel
4) Remove interior front panel
5) Remove front control panel 6 screws, pushing downward the panel and disconnecting connection to door.
6) Remove door by removing the screws on the top and pull door straight off. (I left the air duct attached to the door)
7) Remove the back access panel to the motor
8) Release the belt from the idler pulley and remove the belt.
9) I removed the three screws in the center of the drum as I found it difficult to remove the drum from the bearing. Remove the drum.
10) disconnect the coil terminals by first bending the tabs outward to allow you to be able to pull them off the block
11) remove the old coil
12) carefully stretch the new coil so that it measures 48 inches (no more)
13) Plug new coil into terminals and bend tabs to lock in place.
14) Divide heater coil in half and install coil onto center support on the opposite side from where it connects to the block/back wall of dryer
15) Install remaining coils onto supports.
16) reinstall all parts in reverse order.
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Part Number: PS451032