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PartSelect Number PS11742505
The heating element provides heat to your dryer during the drying cycle. If you notice that your dryer is taking too long to dry clothes, or is providing little or no heat, you may need to replace the heating element. This element carries 5200W and 240V. Be sure to disconnect the power to the dryer before completing this repair. Please note, this element no longer includes two terminals and two adapter leads. They must be ordered separately. The leads are OEM part number 279457. The dryer heating element is located in the back of your dryer, so you will need to remove the back panel to access this part.
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 took off the back protection plate and vacuumned all the lent away. I looked to see where the heating element was but honestly wasn't sure. So I went to the website and looked at the schematic diagram. Ah ha! It was 15 inches long and was in a riveted casing. So I ordered the element and fuse, not knowing what was broken.When I got the element I was surprised to see that there was only room for one screw. Great! I reached up in the casing and with a wrench took my time and unscrewed it. Looking around I noticed the only way I was going to get that thing out of there was to sort of bend it as I pulled it. Sure enough it slid out and when I looked at it the element was broken in one spot. To get it back in I reversed the procedure and pushed while I bent the frame gently. Then I replaced the fuse, put the plate back on and cranked it up. I was my wife's hero for a couple of days.
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Remove screws at lint filter, open top of dryer. Remove hex screw holding top of element casing. Slide dryer away from wall, remove 5 hex heads from rear panel, exposing element casing. Remove two screws holding sensors, and move aside. Lift dryer casing slightly and pull towards you to disengage from rear panel. Turn over and remove srew holding element to casing at bottom. Slide element out, and unplug two wires, noting position of each wire. Reverse procedure to reinstall element. Dryer works better than it has for years !
Super easy! -unplugged-removed the 6 screws in the rear-pulled off the back panel-unplugged the 2 wires attached to the heater element (note which one connects to where)-remove dryer filter and the 2 top screws that next to it- lifted the top up- there is one screw at the top of the heater element casing that needed to be removed. - poped the heater casing away from the dryer.then pulled it out from the bottom- removed the one screw holding the heater element in the case, and slide it out-slide the new one in, and put the screww back in-pushed the heater casing back up in the dryer and connected the 2 element wires.-slide the heater casing in the 2 slots and pushed it backing to the dryer at teh top. -screwed the on screw back in at the top of the casing. - put the dryer top back in place and 2 fliter screws back in. - reattached the back panel. and plugged back in. - viola...
Removed the back,and a few screws through the top that held the filter sleeve in.That allows enough room to reach in under the top, and unscrew the one screw that holds the element housing in place at the top.Lifted the housing out after disconnecting the wires to the sensors and element.Removed the element and replace it with the new one.All of the electrical connectors slid right on the new element and put it back together.Everything works fine.Spent more time cleaning debris out of the dryer while I had it apart than replacing the part.As usual Parts Select came through with the right part delivered to my door the next day, after ordering.Thanks
The search to find the elements, for the chamber,was about 3 hours on the internet. The chamber is a walk in design. Made to do trermal shock testing from ( 0 to 50 C) degrees on racks of electronics. Finding out that PartsSelect had the parts was great. I remove two circuit of heat 10KW ( 2 heaters) & a 30KW (6 heaters) & Installed the 8 new heater.The ramp up temperature is quicker & more percise. Thak you for your help finding the parts. It was a pleasure to work with you.Pat McGill
I followed the instructions provided by another user... worked like a champ! Jacquie
ordered on-line monday recieved on tuesday wife drying clothes tuesday evening--------just took out old element and hooked up new one --- very easy
I read all the other stories and thought this would be a piece of cake. No one mentioned that you had to remove a small piece a metal holding the element casing from underneath the top of the dryer. Very hard to reach that screw. Then no one mentioned that the element casing had to be pulled out of the hole at the back of the dryer before you could remove the element. If i had known these things ahead of time, it would have been a simple project. After all is done, the element was not the problem. Now i think i need a thermostat. lol!!!!!
Checked fuses, breakers, etc. with multimeter to make sure nothing else was broken, then removed the heat element and - voila - it had snapped in the middle (should've done this first!). Searched the Web for the best price; 30-45 minutes removal, diagnosis, etc. 15 min to fix it
First, I tilted the dryer forward and leaned it carefully against the wall to gain access to the back cover. Used a nut driver to remove 5 screws holding the back cover. Tested the heating element using a multi-meter and it showed an open circuit. I tested the thermostat and a few other switches and they were all ok, so I knew for sure it was the heating element only. The part arrived in 2 days which was great, cause with 3 kids, dirty clothes pile up fast. I pulled several set of wires for the thermostat, switches etc. marking the wires to make sure I put them back correctly. I loosened the heating element housing by removing one screw at the top (with a clip attached) and one at the bottom. I pulled the housing out, then pulled the element out of it's cover and slid the new one in back in it's place. Screwed the cover back in, put the wires back into place and replaced the back cover. I made a few rookie mistakes during the process, but we won't discuss those. Anyway, bottom line is...the dryer worked perfectly...laundry time.
I'm good with tools so it was like 1 2 3 done,and it works like new. mike
I removed the back panel and took the 2 screws out at the lint screen, lifted the top back so I could remove the bracket holding the heating element can. After this was completed I was able to remove the heating element and install the new one, I had to cut the old connectors off and wire nut the new connector together. After this part was completed I reinstaaled the heating element can, secured the top back down,reinstalled the the back panel and pluged it in and wa-la it worked. I also wanted you to know that your prices are about $ 7.00 less than a few of the other part sites I checked on line and one of the sites even said that the part I needed was no longer available. I am sure glad that I kept looking and found your site because you saved me from buying a new dryer, thank you and if I get asked where to get parts I will recommend PARTSSELECT.COM. Fred
Located heating element at PartSelect easily.Worked perfectly
parts went in easy, direct bolt in. should run another 20 yrs. easily.thanks for the fast shipping on the parts.
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