How to Replace Heat and Water Elements in FWE Moisture-Temp Cabinets (MTU &PHU) Series

A step-by-step tutorial for Replacing the Elements within a Moisture-Temp Cabinet

In the food service industry, equipment breakdowns can cause major disruptions to operations leading to lost revenue and frustrated customers. FWEParts step-by-step tutorials are here to provide easy-to-follow guides that will help you can get your equipment back into operation as quickly as possible. In this article, we will introduce a service video that provides a step-by-step tutorial to easily replace the hot air element and water element used within FWE Moisture-Temp units. If you are still experiencing issues with this, or any other part, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone at 1-615-805-3270 or email at service@fweparts.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Parts Covered in this Tutorial

Tools Needed

  • Driver Drill with #2 Phillips Bit
  • 5/16″ Nut Driver
  • 1/4″ Nut Driver
  • 11/16″ Socket Wrench


0:00 – Introduction

Replacing Hot Air Element

0:18 | Step 1: Open the unit and remove the heart tunnel assembly exposing the element and blower housing.

0:27 | Step 2: Remove the side panel and locate the element.

0:35 | Step 3: Disconnect the element connections and remove the element by taking off the nuts and washers. Pull the element out from the blower housing and discard it.

0:55 | Step 4: Install the new element through the blower housing, locking it in place with the nuts and washers used in Step 3.

1:11 | Step 5: Reconnect the element connections.

1:17 | Step 6: Restore power and test the unit for operationality.

1:24 | Step 7: Reinstall the side panel and heat tunnel assembly. Return unit to service.

Replacing the Water Element

1:32 | Step 1: Open the unit and remove the heat tunnel assembly. Remove the water pan from the bottom of the unit.

1:46 | Step 2: Locate the element under the water pan, Remove the two screws securing the element in place.

1:53 | Step 3: Pull the element out and remove the wire connections from the element terminals. Discard the old element.

2:02 | Step 4: Install wire connection onto the new element terminals.

2:09 | Step 5: Push the new element back into place, aligning the gasket with the back plate. Secure with screws that were removed in Step 2.

2:15 | Step 6: Reinstall the water pan and fill it with water. Restore power and test unit for operationality.

2:26 | Step 7: Reinstall the heat tunnel assembly and return the unit to service.

In the food service industry, equipment breakdowns can be disruptive and costly. That’s why FWEParts is committed to providing step-by-step tutorials that make equipment repairs a breeze. If you’re facing issues replacing the hot air or water elements used within FWE Moisture Temp units, our service video offers a comprehensive guide to easily troubleshoot it using common tools. We’re here to support you every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-615-805-3270 or service@fweparts.com if you have any questions or concerns. For a full list of video tutorials for FWE parts, check out this youtube playlist.

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