31 year old dryer wouldn't heat

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

ModelLFE5800

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Rebecca From Albany, NY

Feb 27, 2010

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I read "Frank from Ft. Collins" description of his disassembly/repair since it sounded exactly like our dryer model and problem. It was only because of his description that I was able to EASILY take out the element and put the new one in. Since I already had the element out when we got the part, it took about 10 mins. to put the new element in and test. Voila! Problem solved, I saved us $500 on a new dryer (even though the one we're using is probably really energy inefficient, but hey, they just don't make 'em like they used to!) and it was fixed. Even though I'm in charge of DIY and home improvements at our house, *this* particular incident made my hubby SO impressed. Frank's a genius!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element

Part Number: PS373014

$37.77
In Stock