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How To Replace A Tumble Dryer Heater Element

A tumble dryer is not good if it doesn't get warm!  The most likely problem will be the heater element (or thermostats) that are causing the fault.  Below we demonstrate you how to replace the heater element on an Indesit and Candy Tumble dryer.  If you have a different brand then the procedure will be very similar and watching the DIY repair videos that follow will still help you get your dryer heating again.

You can check out how to replace your tumble dryer thermostats here.

Indesit Tumble Dryer Heater Element Replacement

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Video Transcript:

Hello my name is Shawn and I'm going to show you how to replace the heater element on an Indesit Tumble Dryer.  Before we start please ensure that you isolate the appliance from the mains.

The first thing I'm going to do is take the lid off.  It's held in place by 2 screws.  Give the lid a nudge backwards to remove it.

Next I'm going to remove the bottom plinth.  It has 3 slots that you need to insert a flat blade screwdriver and lever down.

I'm now going to remove the right hand side panel which is secured by phillips screws.

Now we've removed the side panel we have access to the heater connector block which can be disconnected.

Next we can remove the heat shield, strengthening bar, and heater cover.

We now need to remove the 2 screws that are holding the heater element in place.  Once the heater has been removed we can now replace it with a new one.

So that's how you replace the heater element on a Tumble Dryer.  Remember that tumble dryer heater elements, and all other tumble dryer spares can be found on the ransom spares website.  Thanks for watching.

Candy Tumble Dryer Heater Element Replacement

Video Transcript:

Hi my name is Shawn and in this video I'm going to show you how to replace the heater element on a Candy Tumble Dryer.  Before we start, as with all repairs, please ensure that you've isolated the tumble dryer from the mains.

The heater element on most Candy tumble dryer is located behind a heater cover at the rear of the machine.  The first thing we need to do is remove the cover which is held in place by approximately 10 screws.

With the cover removed we can now see the heater element.  You'll notice that the electrical wires disappear in to the rear of the tumble dryer where; we need to pull the wires through gently so that we can disconnect them from the inner wiring loom.  First we need to remove the rubber grommet though.  Only pull the wires through enough so that we can add a make shift retainer to stop them slipping inside the machine once disconnected.

With the wires disconnected from the inner loom we can now remove the 2 screws that are holding the heater element in place.

Nornally a visual inspection for the element will reveal damage or wear.  However to be sure you can use a multimeter to confirm that the heater element is faulty.  If faulty simply replace the old element with a new one.

By Lee Gilbert