How to Fix Frigidaire Dryer Heating Elements

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to do your laundry and realizing the dryer is not working. When this happens there is basically only one answer. Your dryer heating element is not working. Usually, you have to replace the heating element with a new one.


Things You'll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • New heating element for a Frigidaire dryer
  1. Step 1

    Disconnect the dryer from the main power source before beginning any work. Disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet, or in the fuse box, or by flipping the circuit breaker.

  2. Step 2

    Take off the top of the dryer. Use a putty knife to get the top of the dryer up by pushing in on the clips on each side of the dryer. Once the clips are loosened, lift the top of the dryer up.

  3. Step 3

    Take off the front of the dryer. Remove the screws at the top, using a screwdriver. Put the screws in a safe place so you can easily get to them when you are ready to reassemble the dryer. Once the screws are removed, pull forward on the front of the dryer and lift the complete front off the two clips on the bottom of the dryer. Set the dryer door aside.

  4. Step 4

    Remove the two screws at the left rear side of the dryer that is holding the inspection plate on. Remove the plate. Be sure to notice how the belt is threaded around the motor pulley and idler pulley so that you can put it back on after you have replaced the heating element.

  5. Step 5

    Remove the belt. Hold the belt in one hand and the front of the drum in the other while you lift up on the drum and pull forward. At this point, you will be where you are able to get to the heating element.

  6. Step 6

    Switch out the heating elements. Remove each of the screws that is holding the heating element. Remove the damaged heating element and discard it. Replace with the new heating element and reattach screws.

  7. Step 7

    Reassemble the dryer. You will need to rethread the belt, then screw the back and front back into place.

  8. Step 8

    Reconnect the power source either to the wall outlet or circuit breaker. Now, check out your dryer to see if it is ready to start work again.



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