To replace the blower fan do I need any special tools to replace the ring that hold the fan in place.
Answer Hello Allen. No, you just need snap ring pliers and a pair of pliers to remove the blower wheel.
If dryer doesn't heat, is it the element?
Answer Hello Nataline. 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 Y303404 and thermostat 303396 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Dryer starts makes grinding/squeking sounds. Eventually overheats & shuts off. Is this the motor or the blower asm??
Answer Hello Jim. You will need to check the rollers 12001541, Blower wheel Y303836, and the motor W10410999. If the rollers are tight and don't turn freely, they will need to be replaced. Check and make sure nothing is inside the blower wheel. If the rollers and the blower wheel are good, turn the motor and see if it is bad. If so, replace the motor. Hope this helps.