"Dead" heating element

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Don From Dayton, OH

Sep 17, 2010

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Repair was fairly simple. Removed small panel in back of Dryer before I read the on-line instructions and discovered that this was not necessary (however, it did allow me better access for a complete lint clean-out).
Once I found some on-line instructions, I discvered how to remove the front panel and VOILA....there was the Heating Element ! Everything went very easily....except for inserting the back of the element pipe into its opening. The pipe was slightly squished, so I attempted to "round-it-out" for a better fit. After fooling around with it for about 20 minutes, I remembered that I had recently purchased a pair of crimping pliers (for furnace pipe) and used them to crimp the back end of the pipe. Once I had done this, the pipe slipped in nicely and I was able to finish the job in about 15 minutes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Part Number: PS2200246

$66.84
In Stock