My washer water got really hot and the upperhalf of the drum felt very hot on the inside...I do not even have it connected to a hot water line. It turned itself off. JustAnswer.com says the heater shorted out...part#8182448. Can I just disconnect the shorted out part and not replace it??? If I do need to replace it can you tell me how to do it myself..I live in a remote area with no repairmen!
ANSWER Hello Karen. No, you need to repair the heater 8182448 in the unit. You will need to remove the back panel to access the heater. Then remove the wires from it and unscrew the bolt in the center of the heater assembly. Now you can pull out on the heater and remove it from the tub assembly. Reinstall with the new heater in reverse order. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, December 22, 2011