heating element went bad

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers

Christopher From Rockwall, TX

Aug 17, 2012

I suspected the heating element on the dryer, so I started shopping around for a replacement. This is before I started taking the dryer apart. I happened to run across PartSelect and they had videos to show me exactly what to repair for my exact model and particular problem. It was an easy task. Unplug the dryer, take the back panel off (a few 1/4" metal screws), take a few wires off the terminals, unscrew 2 more 1/4" screws, pull the heating element out, take off a terminal and place it on the new heating element, and do the reverse for installation. It can be done in the same amount of time it took to read this passage. Also, if you are curious, you can test the resistance on the coil of the old heating element to see if you have continuity. I found the burnt broken part pretty quick. This part can wear over time, and a brand new heating element makes the dryer work like brand new. Great for a $50 fix. Also, I ordered the part Wednesday night and when I got home from work on Friday, the part was waiting for me. Very quick processing and shipping.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5400W

Part Number: PS334313

$57.57
In Stock