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LTF7000ES0 Affinity Washer Heating element replacement

heating element replacement

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#1 jones0333

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

I was getting error 68 on my washer and checked my heating element as previously mentioned on one of your forums. It was reading open so I bought the replacement part and installed it but it is leaking around it now. Can you tell me if I should have put some kind of silicone around it to seal it or is there a secret to installing it so that it will not leak? I am single mother just trying to get washer repaired and the part didn't come with any instructions. thanks for any help

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:31 AM

Make sure you have that center nut tightened up goodntight. Also, make sure the gasket isn't wrinkled or puckered. When these are properly installed, they don't leak a drop. Take another crack at it, you'll get it. :thumbsup:

#3 jones0333

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:50 PM

Is this supposed to actually screw into anything? Am I supposed to separate the black piece from the metal and make sure it installs good first? I am sorry to ask so many questions just concerned I might not be doing something correct.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:43 PM

The heating element is held and sealed to the tub by compressing the rubber gasket between the two metal mounting plates of the element. When the nut in the center of the element mounting plate is tightened, the two metal plates are drawn together compressing the rubber gasket.

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Post a nice, clear photo of your heating element so I can get a good look-- may be able to see what you're doing wrong.

#5 washertech26

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

When you turn the screw it pulls on the back plate expanding the rubber to form a seal... Wow I should right user manuals :woot:

#6 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

There it is. Ding, ding, ding! :thumbsup:




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