How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung)

Teng serves to heat the fluid. If we talk about the washing machine, the washing process occurs at a certain temperature, which you expose on the instrument panel. It is the heating element that heats the water in the washing machine to the desired temperature.

Due to the fact that water can be hard and with impurities, scum forms when heated, which over time, if the heater is not cleaned, leads to breakdown of the device. It may fail for other reasons. Therefore, if you notice that the water in the washing machine is not heated, it is possible that the heater broke. It is necessary to check and, if necessary, buy another. True, you need to know how to replace the heating element in a washing machine without the help of specialists. Where is it located and how to check whether it is working or broken? Let's find out.

Where is the heater element

To replace this element, you need to know where it is located. Naturally, washing machines are many different, but, as a rule, the heater is located at the bottom of the tank. But how to get to it, already depends on the model. In some machines, it is located behind the front panel, in others - behind the back cover. Sometimes with side loading machines, it can be on the side.

How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) Teng behind the front panel

To determine exactly where it is located near you, first remove the back cover and look under the tank. It is easier to unscrew it, so it will be the first. If the tan is located there - fine, you can proceed to its withdrawal. When it is not there, you need to unscrew the front panel. We can say that the first stage was successful. It remains only to remove it, check it and, if necessary, replace it. Let's take a look at how to do this in stages. And in order to simplify your task, the article will describe two methods of disassembling the machines. The first is when the heating element is in front, the other is when it is located at the back.

Here are some rules to follow, regardless of the brand of device:

  • If the machine is plugged in, be sure to unplug it by pulling the plug out of the socket.
  • Completely drain all the water, to do this, use a drain filter, or drain the water through the hose, lowering it below the level of the machine.
  • Some water may remain, so keep a basin, rag, or mop handy.

How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) It can also be located behind the back panel

This completes the preparatory work. For further work you will need:

  1. Screwdriver.
  2. Spanner or socket wrench for 8 or 10.

That's all, as you can see, special specialized tools are not required, because of the simplicity of the work, you can do everything with your own hands.

Teng in front

As we said before, often in all models Teng is located behind the back cover. But if you have a Bosh, LG or Samsung device, behind the rear panel you will find only a drive belt that is attached to the motor. Teng itself is located in front, under the drum. So, we consider the work in stages.

How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) Remove the top panel

  1. First, you need to remove the top cover. To do this, unscrew the two screws that secure the cover. They are in the back. They can be under a Phillips screwdriver, flat or Torx. After unscrewing them, pull the cover back and remove it.
  2. Then remove the detergent tray. In its place will also be 2 screws, which need to unscrew. On the back of the front panel there is a latch that should be pushed back. Then she is removed.
  3. How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) Remove the steel hoop and the rubber seal The next step is to remove the steel hoop that holds the seal (rubber cuff) on the loading hatch. This ring is an ordinary wire spring. You need to stretch the spring and remove the hoop from the seal.
  4. Now remove the rubber seal.
  5. There should be screws on the front panel, on the bottom or in the front, which must also be unscrewed. It remains to remove the cover. It can be attached with additional clips. Therefore, you need to bring the lid forward a little and lower it down.
  6. There is a door lock near the hatch. From it you need to disconnect the wires. Now you can remove the panel and go to the very ten.
  7. How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) Contacts It is located at the bottom of the tank. Immediately at the end of the ten, you will see two power terminals, a ground wire, and a thermal sensor connector.
  8. First remove the terminals, ground and remove the temperature sensor. In order to properly connect everything after replacement, the location of the wires can be remembered or better photographed.
  9. It remains only to unscrew the fastener in the form of a nut. Take the socket or open-end wrench and unscrew the nut, but not completely. Press the bolt inwards so that the ten can be removed.
  10. Now, up and down, loosen the Teng and gently pull it out.
  11. Perform tank maintenance. All residues of powder, scale and other trash must be removed. Now need to replace the teng.
  12. Buy a new Teng, starting from the marking of the former. Connect a thermal sensor to it and insert it in the right place. If there are guides, they need to get into and stick in the device. Tighten the fastening nut, connect the wires, it is important not to confuse them.
  13. The last stage is the reverse assembly of the machine.

How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) Seat of the heating element

That's all. Tan successfully replaced. Since the brand is different, the fasteners may be located in different places, but the procedure and the principle are the same for everyone.

How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) Check the ten

It happens that the replacement of the ten does not solve the problem, therefore at stages disassembly need to check himself Teng. You can check it with an ohmmeter. If the device shows infinite resistance - it burned out. If not, you need to check whether everything is in order with the wires, if there are any other damages.

Ten on the back

Indesit, Whirlpool and similar models should be disassembled from behind. This option is much easier and faster.

How to replace the heater in the washing machine (LG, Indesit, Samsung) We disassemble from the rear panel side

  1. Expand the typewriter.
  2. Disconnect the power, drain and water.
  3. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the screws and remove the cover.
  4. From the bottom of the tank is our Ten. Disconnect all wires.
  5. Using a socket wrench, loosen the nut, but not fully, press the bolt inwards and remove the heating element.
  6. The sealing rubber can interfere with you by not allowing the element to be pulled out, so loosen it, gradually pulling it out.
  7. Clean the tank and reinsert the new PETN. The sealing gum can be lubricated with dishwashing detergent so that the appliance can enter well.
  8. Connect all wires and tighten the cap. Then lead the communication and check the machine.

Machines with top loading need to be unscrewed from the side. The process is exactly the same, only the location of the cover that needs to be unscrewed changes.

That's all. Now your washing machine is ready for another wash. As you can see, the process of replacing the teng is very fast and not at all difficult. You can safely take the right tools and get to work right now!


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