Dryer would not heat

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Edward From Pleasanton, TX

Sep 19, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Disconnected/marked all wires for element and 2 heating sensors. Removed upper strap that secured top of the heating element housing (tube). Removed housing by seperating top from dryer wall and lifting up on base; sliding down and out (may have to tip back of dryer up before sliding out). Once housing was out, removed single screw attaching base of element to housing and removed. Inserted new element and attached hardware/wiring in reverse order. Ran dryer for approximately 10-15 minutes; ensuring any residue was burnt off before use. This dryer is about 20 years old; after this easy repair it's now running like new. It used to take about 70-90 mins to dry a load of laundry, but now it takes about 30-40 mins. I'm very pleased that I saved money repairing this myself vs. purchasing a new dryer.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element

Part Number: PS373014

In Stock