Dryer would run but had no heat

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Modelgew9868kq4

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Socket set

Michael From Apple springs, TX

Jun 09, 2011

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After unplugging the dryer and pulling it out.I removed the front cover below the door by putting a screw driver between the clips and bottom of the door and pulled on the cover and it came loss.
I then marked the wires on the heating element removed two screws to the bracket on the end and removed the heating element and tube all in one piece
After removing the screw that holds the heating element to the tube i pulled it out and found the element had broken.
i got on PartSelect put the model# in and there was my parts. I Ordered both the element and the thermal cut off kit because it seem to cheap insurance against buning up another element.
I placed my order had it sent next day delivery and it arrived right at the time they said it would.
Clean the underside of the dryer up. Installed everything back in reverse order.
Pluged it back in and turned it on and it worked.
One word of caution! Check your vent tube before reinstalling the dryer mine was stopped up and i believe thats what burned up the element.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

$25.02
In Stock

Heating Element - 240V 5200W

Part Number: PS344597

$72.02
In Stock