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if i bought an element could i fit it to my tumble dryer myself?

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HeresTheScaryThingBooyhoo Mon 24-Oct-11 18:17:07

i was expecting a call from a repair man today to arrange a time (today) to come and fix my dryer. (it's only blowing cold air) he said on the phone on friday it was the element but didn't mention cost. anyway before i called him i called another company and they were going to charge £104 to replace the element. anyway, this guy didn't call today and i've been without it so long now i just want it fixed. is it possible to buy an element myself somewhere and then just fit it myself or does it have to be done by a qualified person? and is there anyway of knowing it's definitely the element in the first place?

sorry, that's rather alot of questions.

PotteringAlong Mon 24-Oct-11 18:19:07

I put a new element into my oven (got it off eBay) armed only with a you tube video! I say go for it as ling as you
A) completely shut off anything that could kill you
B) can afford to buy a new one if it all goes pear shaped!

HeresTheScaryThingBooyhoo Mon 24-Oct-11 18:25:03

oh dear, i definitely can't afford to buy a new one. might rope my dad in to help me (although the feminist in me is screaming no!)

PotteringAlong Mon 24-Oct-11 21:19:28

you tube instructions

Have a look and see what you think! I'd still be inclined to rope in your dad if he's in any way practical!

Snowballed Mon 24-Oct-11 21:25:37

I used this company to order an oven element & they have videos on their site about how to fit them. They were also really helpful on phone smile

They do tumble drier parts too. From experience I would say have a go yourself!

HeresTheScaryThingBooyhoo Mon 24-Oct-11 23:38:09

thank you both. yep definitely going to give my dad a ring, i'd rather have a working dryer than my stubborn pride! grin

timidviper Mon 24-Oct-11 23:40:01

DH replaced an element in our grill using youtube instructions (he is not particularly handy so they must be good!)

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