Dryer wasn't heating

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Ari From Charlotte, NC

May 23, 2009

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1. Removed the back of the dryer. This involved fitting a hex bit to my power drill and removing about 10 screws. Easy. Total time: 2 min.

2. Removed the electrical connectors leading to the heating element (in the lower-right quadrant of the dryer, looking at it from the back). Used needle-nose pliers. Removed the heating element (more hex screws). 2min.

3. Tested it with a multimeter. (Touch multimeter to each pole of the heating element simultaneously.) No response. This is how I knew it was bad.

4. Remove thermostat from heating element with pliers, order part, wait for new part.

5. Put thermostat on new heating element, screw it in, replace electrical connections, put the back on. Voila.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5400W

Part Number: PS334313

In Stock