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prplhze2000
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How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Dryer quit drying. That is supposed to be to most common reason. Model is len2000wpg

The parts seem cheap and don't want to blow cash on house call by repairman


Vrai
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Baton Rouge
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Not hard at all. I changed mine after a little googling


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MardiGrasTexan
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Grapevine, Texas..from Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Completely stopped drying? Not even slightly warm?


jdeval1
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Can you turn a few screws? It's very simple. You can probably find a YouTube video for your specific model


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Tigeralum2008
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?


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TDFreak
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
I bought a new element off eBay, watched a few YouTube videos, and changed it myself. LIKE A BOSS.

You can do it. Just give yourself ample time and keep track of your screws.

You'll also want your vacuum around to suck all the lint up while you're in there. It will
be everywhere. Cleaning it will improve its efficiency.


MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
17735 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
pretty easy. I've changed the element on 2 dryers in the last few years. But, sometimes it's not the element.there is a type of fuse involved. (Maybe fuse is the wrong term) but, there is another part that can go out. Burned element is pretty easy to spot.


TigerRob20
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2008
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
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pretty easy. I've changed the element on 2 dryers in the last few years. But, sometimes it's not the element.there is a type of fuse involved. (Maybe fuse is the wrong term) but, there is another part that can go out. Burned element is pretty easy to spot.



Thermal Fuse is usually the first thing to check.



jdeval1
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Member since Dec 2009
5330 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Thermal fuse. That could be it too. Once it trips you have to replace it. Also not difficult


junkfunky
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The bubble
Member since Jan 2011
21798 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Easy as hell, but check it with a multimeter first. FYI, it's gonna glow really bright the first time you use a new one.
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REB BEER
Laffy yet
Member since Dec 2010
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Not hard. Mine went out last fall. 3 days before opening day of deer season to be exact.

I ordered heating element on Amazon Prime and it came in Friday a noon. I had it changed and was out the door headed to the camp by 3. A few youtube videos and I was good to go.


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MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
17735 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
yep, pulled the element out, went to buy a new on. The guy at the parts place tested it and said it was good. replace the fuse.


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Jack Daniel
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
For a normal person, not hard at all. For you.....


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prplhze2000
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Took longer to dry over last few months and finally stopped getting warm yesterday. Dryer ten years old. Bought new. Whirlpool


MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
17735 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Not sure where you are located. But, there is a place Dixie appliance parts on 74 in gonzales. They have tons of parts there and they know their shite.


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airfernando
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Member since Oct 2015
10496 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
quote:

How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
Pretty easy

quote:

That is supposed to be to most common reason.
completely incorrect


It's very unlikely for the element to go bad. It's just wire. You can easily do a continuity check.


CAD703X
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Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
48540 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
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Took longer to dry over last few months and finally stopped getting warm yesterday. Dryer ten years old. Bought new. Whirlpool
Napoleon is back. Saw him on here last night.

Dryer heating elements are ridiculously easy to replace and cheap.

What's the model #?


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MardiGrasTexan
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Grapevine, Texas..from Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
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re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
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Took longer to dry over last few months and finally stopped getting warm yesterday.


May be two issues. The reason it started to take longer is your lint trap may have become clogged over time, especially if the trap vents vertical in the wall. So, as the trap became more clogged, the efficiency went down and the dryer would hit it's high temp in the element area quicker, thus not drying. At some point, the stress on the element probably cooked it. Check your lint trap to see if it's clogged up while changing the element. Personally, I'd check that trap before buying the element. It may be your only issue.
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weadjust
Member since Aug 2012
5267 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
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Took longer to dry over last few months and finally stopped getting warm yesterday.


Elements don't slowly fizzle out. Either they work or they don't. You need to dig a little deeper into your problem. Maybe a lint clog caused the fuse or element to eventually fail due to an overheat problem.


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Chuker
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Member since Nov 2015
3220 posts

re: How hard is it to replace dryer heating element?
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You'll also want your vacuum around to suck all the lint up while y



I removed an entire years worth of lint from the innards of my dryer.


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