Having trouble with your dryer not drying? If your dryer still runs but just doesn’t dry. It is more than likely the heating coils that have gone out. In this guide, I will show you step by step how to take apart a Samsung dryer, and replace the heating coils.
BEFORE WORKING ON THE DRYER UNPLUG IT! DRYERS TYPICALLY RUN ON 240 VOLTS. ALSO ITS A GOOD IDEA TO WEAR GLOVES WHEN WORKING INSIDE OF THE DRYER AS THE METAL CAN BE SHARP!
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO OPENING THE DRYER
Step 1: Remove The Top Of The Dryer.
The top of the dryer is held on with two retaining clips. These clips are positioned approximately 5-6 inches from the side of the dryer’s edge. Using a paint scraper or flat head screwdriver pushing these clips in will disengage them and allow to top to pull up.
Step 2: Remove The Top 3 Screws.
The front of the dryer is held on by 3 Philips head screws. Remove them and move on to step 3 to finish removing the screws that hold the front of the dryer on.
Step 3: Remove Front 2 Screws.
Remove the two remaining screws circled in red. There are the last screws holding the front of the dryer on. Once they are removed go to step 4.
Step 4: Remove The Front Of The Dryer.
There are two tabs to the left and right of where you unhooked the top of the dryer in step 1. Using a flat-head screwdriver disengage these tabs. The front will come forward. Be sure to disconnect the dryer light. Lift up on the front and remove it from the dryer.
Step 5: Heating Element Location.
The heating element assembly is located on the lower right side bottom of the dryer. It is held in place by 6 wires and one screw.
Step 6: Disconnecting The Wires.
Make Sure You’ve Unplugged The Dryer Before Performing This Step.
Before removing any wires take a picture of the wires with your phone. You can use this photo as a reference when you go to reconnect the wires. There are 6 wires to disconnect. Be careful when disconnecting the two wires that are encased in porcelain as you can easily break the porcelain.
Step 7: Remove Coil Assembly From The Bracket.
Remove the Phillips head screw circled in red. Lift up on the assembly. Then pull it forward to disengage it from the back wall of the dryer.
Step 8: Tilt The Assembly Left
With the assembly removed from the bracket tilt it to the left, toward the wires you just disconnected. This will allow you to remove the bracket that held the assembly up.
Step 9: Removing The Mounting Bracket.
Remove the two Phillip head screws circled in red. Then tilt the bracket back and lift up on it to remove it from the bottom of the dryer.
Step 10: Remove The Coil Assembly From The Dryer.
After removing the bracket from the dryer you can now pull the entire assembly out of the front of the dryer.
Getting A New Assembly.
The Heating Assembly for most Samsung dryers can be found by searching online or clicking the part below.
If you plan to just replace the coils purchase parts number DC47-00019A – Click Here to be taken to Amazon where you can purchase the part.
If you plan to replace the whole assembly purchase parts number DC93-00154A – Click Here to be taken to Amazon where you can purchase the part.
Putting It All Back Together.
Now to put your dryer back together Follow the steps above in the opposite order.
I have made two videos and linked them below. The first showing the entire process from start to finish. The second shows how to replace just the Coils, in case you don’t need to replace the entire assembly.
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