Change out heating element

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Model5800

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Socket set

Johny From Altonah, UT

Aug 08, 2010

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unpluged dryer from the wall outlet pulled out dryer took out a tolal of eleven self tapping screws with hex heads pulled off one wire clip and took off a sensor that had another wire connected and disconnected the sensor from the old heating element and thru away the old element that had burnt out installed the new element with two screws and attached the sensor and wire connection and put the back on with 9 hex head screws then pushed the dryer back to where it was close to the wall and connected the dryer tube that releases the hot air out into the outside of the house. pluged it in and turned on it didn't work it wouldn't give off hot air. I took off the back and checked the wire connections before I did this I truned off the breaker in the breaker box. the I looked on the pannel and someone had truned the heat setting to cold air only I truned it on to hot turned it on and it worked. I turned off the breaker and put the back on the dryer and put the dryer back in place.... Its still working and is drying our cloths

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5400W

Part Number: PS334313

$44.70
In Stock