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PartSelect Number PS265621
This restring coil kit is used to replace the existing coil in a dryer's heating element.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
first had to troubleshoot... used multimeter to check all switches, they were good.then checked thermostats, good again.then checked motor centrifugal switch.. good.with multimeter i found continuity between heating coil leads and heater housing. coil had broken and welded itself to housing.changed coil in short time with restring kit (which got here amazingly fast) and everything is great.ps: PartsSelect got me the part super fast and it was what i needed. also at a great price. would order from them again.added note: if i were to do this again i would order the porcelain insulators that insulate the leads to the coils, they were old and very fragile and i experienced some fragmentation.thanks to PartsSelect
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Removed 4 torx head screws under top and above front door. Raised top assembly that hinged at rear. Removed broken belt that laid on top on drum. Remove top left and right (2) screws (inside) and loosened (2) screws at bottom (outside) that secure front assembly of dryer. Make some slack in wires to door switch and light. Lift front assembly and hinge front assembly open to the right taking care not to damage wires. Removed 3 torx head screws from inner drum rear. Remove drum assembly, spacer and heat shield. Cleaned lint and debris from dryer and air duct. Cut and removed old heater elements. Removed 3 power feedthru and 6 ceramic insulators. Installed new heater elements according to instructions that were supplied with kit. To reassemble: Use 3, 10-24x3/4" set screws as guides to mount drum. The set screws are not provided. Install the 3 set screws into drum mount holes on bearing assembly. Slide heat shield then spacer onto set screws. Slipped drive belt over drum and let it rest near the mark on drum that previous belt made. Lower drum into dryer from top, not front and slide onto the 3 set screws. Remove 1 set screw and replace set screw with correct torx head screw. Repeat for other 2 set screws. Re-install the front assembly. Place drive belt on top of mark on drum made by previous belt. Close top and secure with 4 torx head screws. Remove access panel at the bottom of rear panel. Feed the drive belt around drive pully on motor and tensioner. Install rear access panel. I am very happy with the results. The dryer is working as good as new. The job took about 1.5 hours and I saved a bundle not having to replace the dryer or have a service technician do the repair. My thanks to PartsSelect.com, they had a distributor not far away and I received the parts very quickly.
Open the door. Remove torx screws just above the door. This allows the top to fold up toward the back.Remove 2 screws with nutdriver just inside the top on each side. Then loosen 2 screws with nutdriver at the front near the bottom. The front can be lifted up and swung around to the right to get it out of the way. Optional: Disconnect the wires to get it completely out of the way.From the back of the dryer bend the spring-loaded bar that holds a pulley to the belt just enough to release the belt.From the front pull out the drum forward and out of the dryer. The belt will come with it.Now you can see the inner and outer heater coil elements. Both of mine were clearly broken. At this point follow the directions in the replacement kit.Reinstall in reverse order.
Started off not knowing what I was doing at all, never worked on a dryer before. I knew the drive belt was broken so I had to get to the inside of the machine. I started taking screws off (way more than I needed two) then I finally discovered that I only needed to remove the two screw in front of the dryer that secure the front panel to the top panel. I took the two screws out and the top lifted right off and the front panel/door assembly came off giving me access to the drum. I was then able to easily remove the drum which gave me easy access to the heater assembly. I removed the heater assembly and found one of the coils had broken. At the same time I realized that I purchased the wrong heater coil kit but I was able to still use the supplied coil with a little ingenuity. I then reinstalled the heater assembly into the dryer.The drive belt drove me to drink a few beers later that night. I thought it would be a breeze to install but nooooo! After reinstalling the drum and trying to reach my hands into places not meant for hands to go into, and loosing some blood in the process, I decided it might be smarter to remove the side cover. Well that was a much better idea. I was able easily rout the belt over the drive pulley and tensioner.All the covers went back on with ease and the dryer works like a charm!Overall not a hard job. I guess I just made it hard because it was my first time ever working on a dryer.Now if I can ever figure out where those two extra screws came from......?Scott D.
Had to totally disassemble the dryer, working from front, back and top. That finally allowed access to the heating element. Then it was a simple matter to pull out the old burnt coils, stretch the new coils to the recommended length specified in the provided instructions, string them through the insulators, wrap the ends around the appropriate posts and tighten down the nuts. Then reassemble the rest of the dryer and test run. Perfect.
Took apart the entire dryer. Cleaned and vacuumed all parts.Removed drum assembly and threaded new coils in insulators.Connected new heater coils to supply terminals and then reassembled dryer. Key to proper assembly was having threaded keys to properly allign the dryer drum during assembly. Dryer was tested and it works like a new dryer now. Old dryers have higher quality motors than newer dryers.
I searched the web and found a site that explained how the unit came apart. Took it a part almost according to instructions (I thought I saw a short cut that wasn't).UnplugRemove top, torx screws above door, tilt top back, lift front (swing to the right).Remove clip from back of drum, and slide the drum out(watch the belt or remove tension first)Remove wires and restringSlide belt on to drum.Slide drum back into dryer.Reinstall front and top.Retension belt.Plug back in.I took the time to remove the duct and cleaned out the unit before reassembly.Also it helps if you can get easy access to all sides of the unit. I could not, the owner had stored stuff around it to the point that it would have added several hours to the repair to gain easy access. So I had to do some gymnastics to get to all the area's to work on the maching. It is my Dad's dryer and that is enough to write a novel about.If I had followed the above, it would have saved me an hours worth of time.
I got to supervise - my son did it for me!!!! Went very well!
First of all unplug the dryer, move it to a location that you have room to work around it. Remove the top and then take the two screws out that are on the inside of the dryer close to the top and then loosen the two bottom front screws only. Remove the front of the dryer and then look in the back of the dryer in the center of it and there is a square hole with a cover, remove the cover and behind it is a c-clamp, remove it. At this time release the tension on the dryer's belt and then pull the drum out towards the front of the dryer. Once this is done you'll be able to see the heater coils. You have to remove the bolts that the wires are attached to and cut the wire so you can pull the old coils through the glass rings to get the old coil out. Open your package and have a 48" yardstick or a tape measure and stretch the coils to the lengths in the instructions. Thread the new coils through the glass holders and then you have to remove the three heater wires that go through the wall of the ring so you can connect the new wires to the new bolts provided with your kit. One idea is to take a picture with your smart phone before you take anything off if it seems you can't remember what when where so you can see how the wires and bolts go back together. Once you have the bolts and wires connected you just reverse the process and put the dryer back together. *********** If I knew what I know now I would order a few of the glass holders because two of mine were burnt and I would have replaced them if I had them; I'd buy 4 to 6 of them to make sure I had enough.
Parts arrived within a couple of days,the repair went fairly easy.
We removed the lid to the dryer. The drum had to come out so the back access was removed and the belt taken off. The drum then slid out the front. The dryer had two elements both were broken. The new ones were stretched to the proper length and laced through the ceramic brackets. The new copper leads werre installed and the coils attached to them. We cleaned the dryer as much as possible and reassembled it. Works like a charm (for now)!
I removed the screws holding the top on and screws holding the front panel and rear access panel. I then removed the 3 screws holding the drum. I proceeded to take the belt off then lift the drum out. I replaced the heater coil and then the slides. I reassembled the dryer and dried the towels that were in the washer. I saved $20 by ordering from Part Select and not going through the local repair store, not to mention how much they would have charged to do what I did. I’m not a pro at fixing things but can hold my own. Thanks Part Select I will order again from you if I need a part!
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