Dryer not heating

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

David From Paola, KS

Apr 05, 2011

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

After removing the back (five nut screws), lifting the top (two lint filter screws), I diagnosed the problem (timer, fuse and sensors tested OK - heating element broken). I uninstalled the heating element cage sensors (three nut screws) but did not unwire them. Then I removed the heating element cage (one nut screw on top and lift) - the right angle screwdriver was very helpful. I removed the broken element (one nut screw on bottom). Ordered from Parts Select online because they had the element for a better price & quicker expedited shipping than Sears. As soon as the part arrived (two days!), I rewired and installed the element and assembled the dryer in the reverse order of the above process. Total time from package arrival to drying clothes (BIG stack) - 30 minutes!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element

Part Number: PS373014

In Stock