Washer/Dryer: dryer was not drying

ApplianceElectrolux Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Roberto From Pembroke Pines, FL

Jun 11, 2012

Ordered a heater coil, P/N PS451032 (Frigidaire P/N 5300622034) and 3 screws to replace a couple that had a worn out head in the heater drum. The first step was to unplug the washer/dryer from the 220V outlet. Removed the control panel and the cover behind it. Had to disconnect the power wires in order to drop down the control panel. Removed the dryer door. Removed the top cover of the dryer. Removed the middle cover in the back. Take a photo of the belt on the dryer motor. If you don't, you may have a hard time figuring out to route the belt when you install it. Removed the plastic lint filter holder to make it easier to remove the heater drum. Removed all the screws inside the heater drum. Removed the drum belt. Removed the drum. Cleaned the area around the heater coil. The heater coil had a visible open. Removed the heater coil. Installed the new coil gently stretching it so that it was evenly distributed. Installed the drum and drum belt. It was tricky to figure out how to route the drum belt (I wished I had taken a picture before removing it). Installed the middle back cover. Installed the plastic lint filter holder. Installed the drying vent hose. Installed the cover that goes behind the control panel, then the control panel, the front door, and the top cover.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lint Filter

Part Number: PS417572

In Stock


Part Number: PS417913

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Heater Coil with 5/16" Terminals

Part Number: PS451032

In Stock