ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair1- 2 hours
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Followed the videos and various instructions to take out the screws holding the top, then the screw holding the front. Tip the control panel back. WARNING, it can distort when you bend it back which makes reassembly hard. Pushed drive belt back and removed drum. Easy accress to the heat coils but to get them removed you have to remove the coil assembly circular plate. GE was nice enough to bend small tabs on connections, so those have to be bent back for removal. Okay , wise people, you cannot thread the new coils thru the insulator blocks unless you bend the tabs back AGAIN, who thought that out? Not difficult by any measure. Put the coil back in the machne, slide the drum back on and uh oh, how do you get the belt (replaced because I was there, diid not have to put in a new) back on the drum and drive? Make sure you see the video and note the need to use the rear access panel whoich you did not need to remove earlier. Very clever, the idler has alocked position against the motor housing and when you put the belt & drum back in the machine, just reach thru the access port, put the blet around the motor pulley and zap, release the idler tensions the belt and you are done. Subtle but easy. Put the front and top back on, argue with the top because it has distorted the control panel, and you are done.