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.
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.
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:
It can also be located behind the back panel
This completes the preparatory work. For further work you will need:
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.
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.
Remove the top panel
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.
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.
Indesit, Whirlpool and similar models should be disassembled from behind. This option is much easier and faster.
We disassemble from the rear panel side
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!
See how the heating element in the Indesit washing machine changes: