Was running but wouldn't dry the clothes

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDBSR453EB1WW

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jimmy From Murfreesboro, TN

Jun 13, 2012

I unpugged the dryer. I removed the 2 long screws in the upper section of the door opening, allowing me to remove the lid of the dryer. This gives you access to remove the 2 short screws that hold the entire front panel of the dryer in place. I removed the front panel but left it plugged in (just lifted it and swung it open like a big door.) I reached under the drum and relased the drum belt from it's pullies. I removed the belt and then pulled out the drum, giving me access to the heating elements. I cut away the old elments with wire cutters. I followed the included instructions for stretching the new coils to the correct length (40.25" for inner coil and 48.25" for outter) and then restrung the elments. This part takes a little patience so that you don't overstretch the coils. I attached the terminals to the terminal blocks and hooked-up the wires. I checked the elements to make sure they weren't grounded to the base-plate as instructed. I put the dryer back together and plugged it in. I got to wear dry clothes later that same day. I did see a really good video on this operation

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heater Element Coil Kit

Part Number: PS265605

$28.89
In Stock