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I have already replaced the thermal fuse and dryer still won't heat so I think I need to replace the

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:04 PM
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I have already replaced the thermal fuse and dryer still won't heat so I think I need to replace the heating element, but cannot find instructions on how to get to it. We had lots of trouble getting to the thermal fuse and I didn't even see the heating element when we had the back off. Does anyone know how to replace this on my model? I can find videos on you tube on other models but not this one.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:27 PM
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You can access the heating element by removing the lower front panel. I suggest you purchase a VOM (Volt Ohm Meter) for testing parts. Your way will get real expensive, real fast.
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How do I open the front panel? we took off the back and top but not the front. Is there a video somewhere that shows that for my model?
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Hi.

The front toe panel is held by two screws (one in each corner).
You can not just replace the parts without testing them first.
You need to own a multimeter and know how to use it or otherwise it would be cheaper for you to call a repairman.

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how do i remove the lower front panel. I do have someone that is going to test the parts for me.
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If you will get on your knees you will see two screws one in each corner on the top of the toe panel. Please look first.

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thanks so much! we just removed it, tested it and it was the heating element so we replaced it and I now have heat again!!!! you never realize how much you use something until it breaks. I really appreciate all your help!
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You are welcome.

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