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PartSelect Number PS11740682
This heating element consists of a one piece metal tube and a coil. It carries 240 volts and is almost fifteen inches long with an approximate seven inch diameter. This element includes thermal fuse and heat shield.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
took the front off by removing two screws took two screws out of element housing undon the wire and romeve element housing then romove the remaing parts that was needed on the new element then reinstall the element housing whith the new element in ti reinstall front of dryer and starting drying clothes project was complete
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Removed the front (two screws at bottom).Marked all the wires for the door switch, bulb socket and sensor and unplugged.Removed the barrel hanger (four hex screws two each side).Cleaned and vacuumed internals.Removed the front hanger and barrell.Started with rear rollers, removed old rollers and washers. Using 1/2" box end wrench loosened roller shaft nuts on rear of bracket.Installed in reverse shafts, washers, rollers, snap rings.Installed new theromstat on new element, Removed screws from old element.Swapped wires from one post on old element to new. Installed new element.Reinstalled barrell, and front hanger. Realigned new belt, making sure all clearences around idler pulley.Free wheeled barrel, no binding.Re-attached sensor and switch leads. Reattached front.Plugged in and tested successful. Took two hours and three beers.
Well, I had to find out just how the dryer came apart. Most of the time, the back comes off but with this particular Maytag, it is the front that has to be removed. Once the four screws from either side are removed, the front pops off and the canister that holds the heating element is right there on the bottom. Cleaning away years of lint was fun but the heating canister was removed quickly using two screws and removing four wires that attached to the unit. Once the screws were removed (top back and bottom front) and the wires removed, the replacement unit slid right in without any problems. The regulator on the old unit had to be transferred to the new unit before installation. I closed up the front, put the four screws back in and snapped the front closed and the dryer worked perfectly.
It was very simple. I removed the fromt cover on the dryer. The heating element was easy to get to and after removing all the attached wires and 4 nuts. The new element was installed, reattached the wire correctly and put the screws back in place. It was extremely easy to complete.
Removed front cover, removed old heating unit, installed new thermostat,heating coil inside the dryer and finally replaced the fuse in the front. The main complication was reaching the screws for the heating coil, not really complex.
First things first... UNPLUG THE DRYER! Tilt back at like 45 degree angle. Remove the two screws from bottom front. Remove front cover. Disconnect wires from heating element making sure to mark what wires attach where, then the two bolts from the heating element. Replace heating element and attach wires to new element. Take belt off of motor from back. Remove four bolts holding front of the drum. Remove drum. Remove C-clips from Drum Support Rollers and then rollers. Install new rollers washers and C-clips. Put drum back and place belt, flat side to drum, on drum using two pieces of tape to hold in place. Put front drum cover back on and bolt on. Put front of dryer back on. From back of dryer feed belt onto motor. Plug in and check to see if all is working correctly.
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