Everyone who has a washing machine, early orlate there is a question of its repair. The most common problem is the failure of the heating element - the heating element. Most often, the culprit of the accident is the scum that settles on it. Its appearance provokes poor water quality and frequent washing at high temperatures.
The failure is manifested in the absence of water heating, the washing time is significantly increased - the machine unsuccessfully tries to heat the water.
Perform work to replace the heatingelement can be independently, without contacting the service center. The main thing is to choose the heater for the washing machine, in accordance with its model. But not always, knowing only the model of the device, it is enough just to pick up the accessories. Often, you have to select analog parts.
When choosing a heating element, the following features should be considered:
Replacement of TEN is not particularly difficult evenfor a person far from repairing washing machines. The main thing is to determine correctly where it is. Depending on the model, the disassembly process and the location of the heating element may be different. In some washing machines, the heater is located in the front part, while others have a back cover under the cover.
The first thing to check is the rear locationheater. On the back of the washing machine, a removable hatch, screwed with screws, can be provided. It is only necessary to open the rear cover and next to the engine you can immediately see the outer part of the TEN with the power wires and the nut in the middle. If the rear hatch does not open in any way, or the heater is not available, then it is necessary to disassemble the front part.
Unfortunately, it is much harder to remove the front panel than the rear panel. The whole process is divided into several stages:
It does not matter where the heating element was, its replacement actions are exactly the same. If the heater for the washing machine is already purchased, you can immediately install it in place.
Must be removed from the old heatingelement all the wires from the contacts, they sit very tightly, so you can gently help yourself with a screwdriver. Then unscrew the screw securing the heating element, and carefully remove the heater.
The new heating element is installed, as it was removed, only in the reverse order. Also, in the reverse order, all the removed parts are assembled and the screws are screwed in.
To prevent damage to the heater, it is necessaryto fight with the formation of scale. To do this, you can clean the device with lemon acid every 3-4 months. It is necessary to fill 60 grams of acid in a powder container and run a washing program at 60 degrees without laundry. If there is a suspicion that a lot of scale has formed, then at 90. After this simple procedure, both the drum and the heater are completely cleaned.
Also an easy way if not preventedsignificantly reduce the speed of the appearance of scale, it is a constant washing in warm, not hot water. That is, use programs up to 40 degrees. In this case, electricity is well saved.</ p>