Instructions on Changing a Heater Element on a Crosley Dryer

Crosley automatic dryers come in a range of models and are available in both gas and electric varieties. Electric-model Crosley dryers use a heating element to provide the high temperature needed inside the drum to dry wet clothing. A faulty heating element may not prevent the dryer from running, but it could prevent the laundry from becoming dry. Replace the bad heating element with a new one to get the Crosley dryer working properly again.

Step 1

Unplug the Crosley dryer before servicing it. This will prevent electric shock.

Step 2

Open the door in the front of the dryer. Remove the screws on the inside of the doorway.

Step 3

Pull the top panel toward you while standing in front of the dryer to disconnect it. Lift the top panel up until it rests on its hinges.

Step 4

Disconnect the screws that hold the heating element canister in place. The heating element canister is a long metal device. Unplug the electrical connectors leading into the canister.

Step 5

Lift the heating element canister out of the Crosley dryer cabinet.

Step 6

Turn the heating element inside the canister clockwise to unhook it. Slide the element out of the canister.

Step 7

Slide the new heating element into the canister. Turn the element counterclockwise to lock it in place.

Step 8

Replace the heating element canister in the dryer cabinet. Replace the wire connectors and screws that hold the canister in place.

Step 9

Lower the top panel onto the unit. Press down on the top panel to lock the internal clips in place. Replace the screws inside the door.