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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:
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.
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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.
Followed the instructions from the Whirlpool Technical Service Manual available online
It was very easy to repair and the 1-800 number is a grat resource for assistnat in locating the part.
first turn off the power supply then ..removed the lower front cover. .removed the heat shield that covers the element. .. removed the element and replaced with the new one ..
unpluged dryer removed back cover removed heating element replaced new part and back cover job complete
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