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PartSelect Number PS11741416
This heating element fits later model electric clothes dryers and has 5/16" terminals.
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:
First I unpluged the dryer from the electical power. I removed the 2 screws holding the bottom front panel. Then I saved a bit of time and effort. Instead of removing the bracket and pulling the whole unit out, I bent the metal plate in front of the heating element toward me. I unpluged the 2 wires from the plastic casing and removed the screw holding the heating element in place. Next I pulled out the old part and pluged in the new one then connected it in reverse order and bent the plate back up to protect the element. This was a very easy and inexpensive way to fix the dryer like new again. The hardest part was vacuuming and cleaning the bottom of the dryer. There was seven years of lint build up under there.
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I moved the dryer away from the wall, unpluged the power cord and removed the lower front cover. The cover is held in place by two screws in the lower corners. The thermal fuse and heater elements are immediately visible. One screw and two wires hold the fuse. Removed the wires and the screw and removed and replace the thermal fuse. I then removed the wires from the heater element noting the colors. That probably was not necessary as the connectors are of different size. A single screw holds the element housing and a slightly upward twisting motion freed the housing from the air tubing. The element could then be pushed out of the housing and the new element installed. Reinstall the housing, wires and front panel and the job is completed.
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.
I watched your online repair video, which was excellent. As I started the repair, it was exactly as described in the video....very easy. The only thing I did differently was clean out the mechanical compartment of the dryer with a shop vac.....simply because it was full of lint. There is nothing I won't try to fix; but this job can be done by anyone. Do it yourself; don't spend the money to have someone else do it.
Read the instructions followed by the video offered on Part Select. As the video indicated I began by opening the back of the dryer. Unfortunately because the video only offered direction using a older model I found that it was necessary to go through the front to get access to the thermal fuse and heater element.Once I had gained acess through the front (easy) everything went exactly as the video indicated. Although I replaced both the thermal fuse and the heater element the actual problem turned out to be the heater element. Part Select was a great resource in this repair and I am sure saved me considerable money not having to have appliance repair person come to my home. Very Pleased.
Wasn't sure whether it was Thermostat or HEater Element - so bought both.Accessed all through the front panel on lower front of dryer using a flat tip screw driver to depress spring loaded locks. Removed and labeled wires from HE and Thermstats - wires were connected using the standard flat slide on clips. Removed unit with therms and HE connected to it (couple of screws attaching it to the bottom of dryer).Cleaned out all lint in the bottom of the dryer. Replaced the parts (noting the placement and location/order of element, then reversed the disassembly order to place the dryer back into operation. Prior to re-connecting the dryer to the outside vent - tried a test of the dryer to ensure hot air would be pushed out through vent by running the dryer for about three minutes.Everything worked smoothly - my 15 year old son actually did all of the work while I supervised :)
after calling several repair shops and being told that it would take a week for someone to respond I decided to get on the internet and see how difficult the task would be. I assumed that a heating element needed to be replaced, however I was very concerned that being it was the front load type.your site was easy to follow, I ordered the parts and had them shipped overnight.My wife was back to doing her laundry without skipping a beat. I highly reccomend your company.Thanks Larry wpb fl.
Removed toe plate, make sure and use something like a 5 in 1 painters tool, makes the job easier as you will see a notch inside the seam between toe plate and outer shell, take 1 screw from heater tube cover I used a nut driver, this job is best to use with a stubby socket set, there are 2 machine screws with hex heads holding the heating element to the heating tube, you cant really see the heads but can feel them with your fingers, disconnect the 2 terminals in front of this, but make sure you use a blue or black sharpie to mark the terminals, use your stubby and remove screws, then use a set of needle nose pliers and pull out the heating element, the new heating element slide right in the grooves then reverse the take off process, good luck
Disconnected dryer from power source. Removed bottom panel on dryer. Removed three screws. Disconnected two wires on heating element. Pulled heating element out. Attached new heating element. Success!
Opened the bottom section removed the heater element replaced it and boom!! It works!!!!!
I ordered the Part on Wednesday night, it arrived on Saturday, and was installed by Monday by my husband. This was the best service I have seen in a good while. Kudos to you!
Remove two screws holding front panel of dryer. Heating element is on right side, in a protective tube. Remove the six wires connected to the tube, noting their placement. Remove two screws from front metal bracket holding in the tube. Pull tube out. One screw is holding the heating element in the tube, so remove that and you can replace the element. Then reverse to put it all back together. Clean out all of the lint inside the dryer.
Being from the old school where we never assume to know what the problem was, so took out the heating element to inspect which I found that the element had a broken coil which confermed my suspicions. I ordered a new element on Saturday from paRts select on Saturday and recieved it on Wednesday Ann the rest was a matter of reassembling which was a breeze since I foot plenty of pictures.
First, we unclogged the blocked duct (which, is apparently what burned up the heating unit in the first place!), then, we took off the front of the dryer panel; then we loosened up the heating unit's case and took out the existing heating unit. It was apparent why it wasn't working. You'll have to see yours for yourself. Then, we installed the new unit, put the heat shield back on, closed up the dryer and turned it on. No heat... oops because we forgot to put the electricity to the unit... so we took the panel back off, then plugged the wires up to the heating unit, as we should have the first time, closed up the panel, and voila! The dryer was working again, and for a major fraction of the cost of replacing the thing! 45 dollars instead of 800. Well worth the time! And the 14 year old did the repair. Explains the first plug in mishap, but also taught him a good skill!!!
After unplugging the dryer and pulling it out.I removed the front cover below the door by putting a screw driver between the clips and bottom of the door and pulled on the cover and it came loss. I then marked the wires on the heating element removed two screws to the bracket on the end and removed the heating element and tube all in one piece After removing the screw that holds the heating element to the tube i pulled it out and found the element had broken. i got on PartSelect put the model# in and there was my parts. I Ordered both the element and the thermal cut off kit because it seem to cheap insurance against buning up another element. I placed my order had it sent next day delivery and it arrived right at the time they said it would. Clean the underside of the dryer up. Installed everything back in reverse order. Pluged it back in and turned it on and it worked. One word of caution! Check your vent tube before reinstalling the dryer mine was stopped up and i believe thats what burned up the element.
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