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How to Replace the Heater on a Tumble Dryer (LG)

Have you noticed your tumble dryer drum spinning normally but with no heat? The problem may be that the heater has failed and therefore needs replacing.

If you are experiencing this issue with your tumble dryer, you will be pleased to know that at least you have found yourself in the right place to solve the problem.

With our help, we can not only supply the parts required but we’ll even show you how to fix it. This simple step by step guide will help you through removing the faulty or damaged heater and replace it with a new one without damaging your appliance.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

  What You Will Need:

  Step 1 - Safety Advice

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair and due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury.

  Step 2 - Remove Top And Side Panels

The first thing that we need to do is remove the top panel of the machine and to do so undo the two top screws at the back. And with a little tug on the front the panel should pull away.

With the top removed, we now need to remove the side panel by undoing the screws at the back and top which are keeping the side in place. With all the screws removed the side panel just lifts up and away.

  Step 3 - detaching The Faulty Heater

The next thing we need to do is to unscrew the heater cover sitting at the back, you’ll have screws going all the way around the cover.

Once the heater cover is out of the way we now need to unplug the electrical connector coming from the heater. This connector needs to be unplugged from the inside, hence the reason for opening the side panel.

With the connector unplugged now to unscrew the screw that holds the connector bracket into place and then remove the two screws that hold the heater in position.

  Step 4 - Fitting New Heater

Now according to the heater being replaced in this video, the thermostat is a trip-able thermostat so if you're lucky and you press the red button and hear a click the thermostat has reset. It is worth trying your machine again after that.

However, if the red button does not click or the heater is tripping your electrics you are going to need to replace it.

So grab the new heater secure it in place, then reattach the connector and screw the bracket into position and refit the plugs.

  Step 5 - Reassembly

Now that we have the new heater in place we can refit the cover back on. Then on goes the side panel and finishing off with the top panel, ensuring all the screws are secured in tightly.

There you go - job complete! A big well done to you for learning an aspect of tumble dryer repair.

Now you don’t have to worry about calling the repairman for any future repairs when you have eSpares on hand with our easy to follow advice articles.

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