Our Samsung dryer had been screeching for a long time and had not generating much heat. I told my wife to buy a new one, but she insisted on fixing it. She told me that a new dryer would cost from $600 to $1000. She watched this YouTube video showing how to replace the heating element and she bought all the parts.
The dryer was surprising easy to take apart. The machine was much simpler than what I had expected. With my wife’s instruction and help, we replaced the heating element, the belt, and the idler pulley. Unfortunately I broke the door switch when we put the parts together. The heating element generated hot air. The screeching noise is gone. The dryer works like new. I am glad that my wife wanted to fix it than to replace it.
- Samsung Heating Element Dc47-00019A: $20
- Samsung Dryer Belt 6602-001655: $15
- Dryer Door Switch for Samsung, AP4205736, PS4210964, DC64-00828A: $17
- Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley Assembly, DC93-00634A: $9
Total cost: $61