How to replace heating element or restring kit and how to get to it from back, top, front or where?
To install the restring kit you will need to use a putty knife between the main top and push the spring clips that hold it in place. Lift up on the main top and remove. Once the main top is removed you will need to remove the front panel and release the dryer belt. You will then want to go to the back of the unit and remove the rear cover. Remove the screws holding the bearing retainer in place. Once removed you should be able to lift the drum out and access the heater.
My dryer runs and turns around but no heat so am I safe to assume dryer heating element? What is the replacement for this?
Answer Hello Diana. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I cannot remove the 3 connectors that attach to the 3 dryer coil wires on the inside of the round sheet metal. I've tried needle nose pliers and am afraid if I apply more pressure will break the plastic block. Do they have a release?
Answer Pccat, Yes, the terminals have a release point. You'll need to "squeeze" the plastic cover together, and pull out on the wire at the same time. You can also use a small flat blade screwdriver, and carefully "pry" the wire terminals off the element terminals.
What is the part# for a snap ring for a bearing ?
Answer Hello Maria, we show for the bearing we have a kit that includes all of the parts needed to replace it part number WE25M40. If you were referring to the ceramic insulator for the heating element it's part number WE1X1176. Thanks!
Probably a stupid question but, does this kit come w/both inner and outer coils? Does it make a difference which coil goes where? If so, how can I tell which is inner and outer coil?
Answer Larry, the heater element kit WE11X203 comes with both coils for your heater element. It does not matter which coil goes where. Just make sure you spaces them between the insulators evenly. Thanks!
Does this come with instructions on replacing it?
Answer Hello Chuck! Unfortunately, the restring kit WE11X203 does not include instructions for installation. However, we do have a great repair forum available for all of our DIY customers. Its completely free to register and for assistance. Here is the link, thanks! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/register.php