Replacing and checking the heater in the washing machine
The main key to high.quality laundry of any washing machine is heated water in the tank, since it is with an increase in temperature that the efficiency of powders and detergents increases. To heat water, all manufacturers use Ten (thermoelectric heating element), which heats up when an electric current passes through it. Over time, due to the scale and natural aging of the walls of the heater tube, it can burn or start a small tip (current leak on the case), which is monitored by the control module and the machine gives an error
The principle of operation is the Ten
The water he heats the heater can be any, for example, if the water with impurities is or stiff, then a scale will form during its heating, which is able to break your washing unit at any unexpected moment, provided that you will not regularly clean it.
This is not the only reason why the washing machine can fail. If you notice that the water in your design does not heat up, then most likely you have broken the heater. You need to urgently check the heater, and if it is broken, purchase another.
If you want to do this without the help of masters, then for this you need to know how to change/repair the heater yourself. Now we will tell you how to verify the performance of Ten, where his location is and how to understand whether he has broken or not.
Uninstall a washing machine
How to replace the heating element located in front?
The heating element is replaced, it remains to check it in the work.
Where is the heater? Causes and signs of breakdown
You can get to the heater in the Elgie washing machine through the back wall. Although most of the spiral is hidden inside the case, contacts come out. It is difficult to get confused in location, because the LG technique is characterized by the presence of a straight drive motor. Right under the tank (and the engine that is attached directly on the tank) is the element.
The main signs of the heating breakdown are the lack of hot water. This does not mean that after rinsing, linen should be warm. The rinsing mode lasts in cool water to save electricity. To make sure that washing passes without heating, put your palm to the hatch glass 20 minutes after the start of the cycle.
Cold glass means the lack of heating. Warm. washing in hot water.
- Poor water. “Stiffness” of water is determined by the amount of potassium and magnesium salts. With an increase in temperature, they settled on the element. Over time, the raid stires, becomes thicker, turning into a scale. Heat transfer is violated, and the part is burned out as a result.
These are the main problems due to which the breakdown occurs. It’s time to start replacing the heater (Ten). Start with preparatory work.
Where is the heater in the washing machine? The reasons for the breakdown
The location of the element may vary depending on the brand of washing machine. Presumably in the models “Ariston”, “Ardo”, Candy. Indesit. “Electrolyux”, zanussi part is hidden behind the back panel. But in the lubricants aeg. “Beko”, Bosch. Siemens, Samsung. “Virpul” of the heating element is most often located behind the front cover.
In the Hansa typewriter, you can get the heater through the base panel.
Not sure where to look for a detail? Then inspect the SMA case. If the back cover is continuous, then the heater is there. If small, you should look behind the front wall. The problem is that to dismantle it troublesome. Therefore, it’s easier to look by the back cover.
Such factors affect the life of the Ten:
To determine whether the replacement of the heating element (heating) is needed, the multimeter tester will help. But there are indirect features that indicate a problem:
- The granules of the powder are poorly dissolved, traces of the detergent remain on the underwear.
- Putting the palm to the hatch glass after 15–20 minutes from the start of the heated program, you will feel that it turns out to be cold.
On the display of the automatic machine, error code may light up.
Before changing the detail, prepare the replacement element. It is selected individually for each model cm. The end key, screwdriver and liquid soap is also useful.
The reasons for the dismantling and the location of the heater in the washing machine
The machines are connected to cold water, after which it is brought to the desired temperature using the heater. If the tubular element is faulty, then the water does not heat up, the powder is poorly dissolved, and the spots on the clothes remain in place. The main causes of the breakdowns of Ten:
An indirect sign of the absence of heating is a cold hatch 20–25 minutes after the start of washing.
The location of the heater depends on the brand and the model. Look into the instructions, perhaps the manufacturer indicated the place of placement of the heater.
If there is no such information, then inspect the washing body. The large back cover indicates that the heater is located behind it. If the panel does not occupy the entire back wall, most likely, access is provided only to the belt.
As a rule, in the models “Ariston”, Ardo, “Kandy”, “Indesit”, Electrolux, “Zanussi”, “Atlant” Ten is located behind the washing machine.
In cm LG, Samsung, Bosch, Siemens, WhirPool element is located on the front.
In Hans washings, access is open through the base panel. And in equipment with vertical loading. through the end.
In order to remove the heater of the Washing Machine, you will need to perform the following actions:
- Dismantle the back cover of the device, unscrewing the holding its screws.
- Disconnect all connected wires.
- Unscrew the central nut of the heating element.
- Put a screwdriver with a screwdriver and extract the heater from the tank.
If it is necessary to replace the heating element, then the actions to install the new heating element are performed in the reverse order.
Features of disassembling units with vertical loading
For washing machines with vertical loading, most parts are the same as in frontal models: tank, drum, engine, shock absorbers, etc. D.
In the photo you can see the device of a washing machine with vertical loading
Disconnect a Washing Machine
To disassemble such an unit, you will also have to remove the side panels of the case and the top cover, but you need to start with the control panel. Bolts holding the part can be found on the sides, and in some models it is attached on special latches. In this case, the panel can be placed with a screwdriver and gently moved, disconnecting the wires. Under the detail there is a control board, which also needs to be dismantled.
Then remove the top cover (its fasteners can usually be found under the control board) and the side panels, and also carefully disconnect the clamp from the drum.
Further actions will be consistent withdrawal of all details. Bearing in the washing machine with vertical loading are located on both sides of the drum.
Do not forget that in the instructions for the operation of your unit there is a diagram of the location of all parts and their fasteners. Do not rush, act carefully, and you will succeed.
It is easy to replace the heater on his own, guided by detailed rules. You can buy a heating element in an online store with a wide range, average price or service center.
It is not enough to find the heating element, it is important to carefully get the heating element without damaging the body and contacts. Tingle must handle carefully without damaging its surface. The seat is carefully prepared and cleaned from the dirt, the scale is removed.
To extend the work of the heater, it is better to set small temperature values. Even if the scale is covered with a part, the heating element will not heat up much, as at a maximum temperature. After replacing the heater in compliance with the rules, the detail will serve for a long time and reliably.