How Do You Change the Heating Element on an Inglis Dryer?


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When replacing the heating element on an Inglis electric dryer, have a flat-head and a Phillips screwdriver, a putty knife, a rope, and a camera phone on hand. Unplug the dryer and pull it away from the wall, exposing the vent tube, which should then be removed.

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Starting at the screws, unscrew each of the screws holding the rear panel in place. Remove the top center screw last and move the panel. For later reference, snap a picture of the two wires connected to the thermostat and disconnect them. Remove the two wires below the chimney connected to the terminals housed in ceramic insulators.

At the top of the dryer, pull out the lint filter, and remove the two screws underneath. Open the top of the dryer by pushing the putty knife in between the top and the cabinet, releasing the clips. With the flat-head screwdriver, lift up on the lid, and secure it out of the way with a rope. Take a picture of the sheet metal screw attaching the mounting strap to the heater chimney before unscrewing it. The strap is looped through the slot on top of the chimney.

In the back of the dryer, lift the chimney away from the drum bulkhead and off its mounting brackets. Lay the chimney flat with the vent facing forwards. Unscrew the sheet metal screw and slide the broken element out. Replace with the new heating element, and rebuild the dryer.

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