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PartSelect Number PS265605
This is a restring kit only. This kit includes the 2 coils, insulators and coil supports.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I confirmed the dryer wasn't making any heat by running it for a few minutes, then opening the door. The air was cool, so I knew it wasn't making heat. I searched on Google and discovered that it could be the thermostat control or heating element. I began by unplugging the dryer from the 220 plug and moving it into the garage. I then unscrewed the top four Torx screws that hold the control panel in place. I immediately started to take lots of pictures of the wiring with my digital camera because I have no idea how to read a wiring diagram and knew I would never be able to remember which wire plugged into the appropriate control. Trust me, this is the smartest thing I've ever done. I unplugged all connections and draped the wires out of the way. Then removed the control panel completely and put it on my workbench. Then I unscrewed the top panel which exposes the drum. I was really surprised to learn how simple a dryer really is. I then unscrewed the front panel with the door. There are 3 or 4 wires that you will need to disconnect on the left side of the door. You can then remove the front door panel and set it up against a wall or whatever. At this point the front of the drum is NOT supported so it will rest on the small bottom panel in the front. Then you have to release the tension of the belt around the drum, which is easy enough to do. Just reach through the front, under the drum and pull the tension toward the right side of the dryer. This will release the tension and you should be able to slide the belt off of the roller. You may also have to unscrew the sides of the dryer panels in the front so that you can pull the drum out. It's fairly lightweight, just big and awkward. Once the drum was out, I could clearly see that both heating coils were burnt in two. There are some wires you'll need to disconnect on the element housing then there are 4 screws that hold the housing to the back of the dryer. Unscrew these and pull the element out. From there, I just followed the directions that came with the heating coil parts and reinstalled new coils. Once the coils are in place, just work backward putting things back together. Now, when you take the dryer apart, it's a GREAT idea use compressed air or a vacuum to blow or suck out all of the lint inside. I also blew out the electric motor and got everything all nice and clean inside. I also vented my dryer directly into my garage. It's an electric dryer so no dangerous fumes. Plus side to this is that I'll have heat in my garage during the winter months. Also, instead of the dryer venting 50+ feet out the side of the house, it now vents 3 feet to the garage. The dryer will now dry a full load of clothes on MEDIUM heat in 50 minutes. It used to take 80 minutes on high heat. This is a difficult fix, but if you take your time and lots of pictures, you can do it and save yourself a ton of money.
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removed 2 screws inside front door, then remove two screws holding front on unit. took belt off and removed dryer drum. remove wire(label them), remove heater element, removed heater coils. pull new heater coils to correct length and install in heater elements. reinstall parts that were removed. there was instructions with new heater element coils.
Dryer would not heat. I found some troubleshooting tips on the internet and dug in. I had to remove the control panel, top, and then the drum. I was going to test the thermostats, but noticed right away that the heater coils were both broken. I thought I needed the whole heater assembly, but found out through parts-select that you could get just the coils and "re-string" it. I also noticed the drum slides were wore out. I ordered a new coil kit and slides and they arrived in two days. Took the heater assembly out of the dryer to re-string it. Was fairly straight forward if you just use common sense. You have to stretch the new coils pretty far and my arms were not long enough so my daughter helped me with that part. Re-strung it, re-assembled the dryer (after giving it a good thorough cleaning of the lint), put the new slides on, and fired it up. Works like a champ again. The instructions included were OK. But if you just looked at what you were doing you'd be fine. I would suggest to anyone that does not know or understand dryer wiring, to take a digital picture of the connections BEFORE you take them apart, as you do have to unhook three thermostats with multiple wires each, to get the heater assembly out.
Replaced the elements. Found anouther problem with the motor. The centrifigual switch will not release when motor is turned off so elements stay on all the time the timer is turned on. The only way to get the elements off is to turn the timer off.
I replaced the heater coil. The video was easy to follow. If you can use a screwdriver then you can accomplish this project.
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