No Heat

ApplianceKenmore Dryer

ModelSeries70

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Cornelis From Tucson, AZ

Jan 26, 2010

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The laundry didn't dry anymore, but the drum and fan ran fine. After unplugging the appliance, I removed the hose and back panel (7 screws). Disconnected one terminal from the heating element and measured the resistance. It was open circuit, so the coil was burned through. Optional: to verify it was only the coil I plugged the dryer in again, and started it up while measuring the AC voltage to the heating element. It showed 240VAC, so the thermostats were fine. Unplugged again, ordered new element by searching for the OEM part number 3398064 and received it a few days later. Replacing took 5 screws: two to remove the thermostat on the side of the element, and three that hold the heating element. It mounts into the bottom part of a flat duct. The dryer heats better than it has in five years!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5400W

Part Number: PS334313

$62.42
In Stock