Dryer would not heat

ApplianceKenmore Dryer

Model279838

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

JASON From BATON ROUGE, LA

May 16, 2012

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I faced the intimidating Kenmore clothes dryer head on..fearless, cause that's how I roll. Utilizing my mad Kung-Fu skills I stared deep into the knobs striking fear into the household appliance, I immediately established myself as the dominate repair man in this awkward " love/hate" arangement. I just kept thinking to myself, "Remember: Eye of the Tiger." Once the brow-beaten dryer realzed "who's the boss" I began to commence the procedure. In lieu of all of the painful and embarassing moments that the dryer punished me with due to its breakdown, I decided to return the favor by using incorrect tools for the job! (Yeah, that'll hurt) With my bare hands and ONLY a pair of pliers I spun the dryer around, bent it over and then slowly removed every single hex screw from the back. Then once the plate was removed, I identified the heater element, took a picture of the wiring diagram ( since i cant remmeber where the red wire goes) and removed it. I then replaced it with the new heating element and reassembled the dryer. A few minutes later, I found myself next to a good as new dryer!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5400W

Part Number: PS334313

$64.99
In Stock