No Heat - Clothes Not Drying - Wife Upset

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

ModelGEQ8858JQ1

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Michael From Punta Gorda, FL

Oct 19, 2011

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It's always on the weekend, usually on sunday...My wife came into the room and said her clothes dryer was broken. The clothes are wet and not hot. I figured the heating element was burnt out...the machine is 11 years old and she uses it 4 to 5 times a week. I pulled the electrical plug and opened the front panel. I disconnected one lead to the heating element and checked for continuity with my Ohm meter. No continuity. Burnt out heating element. I disconnected the other wire and two screws to remove the heating element assembly. I could see the broken coil. I went on line to PartSelect.com and found our dryer in about 2 minutes. There was an Illistrated Parts Breakdown with a picture of our heating element along with the thermal cut-off switch and the thermostat and we decided to replace both since the price was right and we had the dryer appart. I ordered our parts on-line at 5 pm on Sunday and recieved the package, with standard shipping, Tuesday around 3 pm. Unbelievably fast. The package was not damaged and we recieved exactly what we ordered. Reassembly was 15 minutes...the right parts fit perfectly. My wife claims that the dryer works better now than it ever did. I'm not kidding. She's happy and I get to watch football and drink beer while she's doing laundry. I'm the hero but I'll admit, PartSelect made my job EASY! Thankx you guys.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

$30.99
In Stock

Heating Element - 240V 5200W

Part Number: PS344597

$57.07
In Stock