Dryer does not heat

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Socket set

James From Forsyth, MO

Sep 12, 2012

First I reviewed the diagram to become familiar where items were located. I then insured unit was unpluged I used nutdriver to remove front cover from dryer. Noticed a lot of lint. Good time to vacuum it made finding screws and wires easier.Next Located heating element as described in parts location diagram. Utilized small socket to remove screws in cover plate. the socket set allow easy access to screws under cover plate. Removed 2 electrical wires from heating element. Pull heating element from housing with needle nose pliers. Had to tug a little, inspected element and found break in heating coil.Placed in new element by using reverse installation procedure. (didn't replace lint)This was an easy fix and I saved lots of dollars on repair or hundreds on new dryer. I spent about 20 minutes on the entire project. If you can read you can do this project. Very easy to complete. PS Ordering the parts was easy and arrived earlier than exepected.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5200W

Part Number: PS344597

In Stock