Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

PartSelect Number PS2200246

This heating element consists of two pieces: a metal tube and a coil. The heater coil will heat up and glow red to produce heat for the dryer.

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:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V
  • Lint Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerHelen from Granbury TX

No heat

Couldn't figure out how to dismantle the dryer to get to the heater and housing assembly. Found it on your website others commenting about where to locate the 2 front screws.....after that it was easy as a piece of cake. We took it apart and installation done in 15mins. Now I hope my Maytag dryer will last another 30years....LOL

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Parts Used

  • JUMPER WIR
  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJim from Bethlehem PA

Maytag de512 dryer would't heat.

After 22 years of continued use, my Maytag dryer stopped heating. Needless to say that I'm very impressed with the quality of Maytag products and I haven't had any problems with this unit until now. Your website was very informative and it really helped me pinpoint my problem. The parts were easy to install and it took less then 1 hour to complete. First: disconnect the power cord and the vent hose and lay the dryer on its back. There are two screws on the bottom of the door frame, remove these and then tilt the door assembly up until you can unlock the spring clips which hold the top of the door assembly to the dryer frame. Disconnect the two wires that are attached to the door switch and remove the door. The heater element is located on the right side, it's tube shaped. Remove the two slip-on connector wires attached to the top of the heater element. There are 4 tiny screws (use nut driver) holding the heater assy. First, remove two screws that hold the metal flap on the front of the element tube, then remove the screw located inside the element near the front lip (use a short nut driver) and then one screw attached to a flange at the back-end of the element on the right side. Pull out the heater assy, and install the replacement. If you're replacing the short jumper wire located on the element so be sure to replace it before you install the new element. Bolt the new element to the dryer using the 4 tiny screws, connect the 2 wires to the heater assy, re-attach the door by first aligning the spring clips to the top of dryer assy, then re-connect the 2 wires to the door switch, lower the door assy and install the 2 screws at the bottom of the door frame. Re-connect the vent hose and power.

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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerWilliam from Walden NY

Dryer no longer produced heat, otherwise fine.

Removed front of dryer, heater element now exposed. Held in by 2 screws, had electrical wires attached with spade clips. Unhooked the wires, took the screws out, old element came out easily. Had to remove the high temperature reostat which is held on the side of the heating unit by 2 screws. Needed this for the new unit. Simply reversed the steps above to install the new unit, replaced the front panel and the dryer was ready. Took a bit over an hour total.

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Parts Used

  • JUMPER WIR
  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerDon from Mediapolis IA

Heating element and lead failed

very straight forward job.I removed the front panel,unhooked the wires,removed and replaced and the heating element.

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Parts Used

  • JUMPER WIR
  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerSteven from Franklin WI

Grounded heat element

Took front off dryer. Unwired heating element and removed. Installed new heat element and wired with wires. Dryer is cherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Cleveland OH

The timer stopped, but a repair man suggested it was the heating element

I removed the old element and replaced it. There were only two screw to deal with once I had the front panel off of the dryer. The electrical hookups were easy and the part I got fit exactly like the old part. I had to work at it a bit to get the back end to fit into the exhaust hose, but once that was taken care of this was one of the easiest appliance repairs ever. I agree with the repair man that first told me to fix it, these old machines are worth a few dollars to keep running. They work great!

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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerChristopher from Lake Worth FL

Dryer will not heat

The 2 screws that hold the front cover to the dryer was hard to see because they are facing down.
After the 2 front screws were removed from the dryer, the heater was easily accessed. All I had to do was to remove the old heater assembly and transfer the limit sensor and wire on the assembly. The hardest part to the repair was fitting the rear end of the heater assembly to the back duct. I just bent the edges to conform to the rear duct where they mate together. Once I got the heater to line up, the rest was easy. Remember to use a shop vac to clean up the inside of the dryer since you have it all opened up. You'll be amazed at what you will find!
My dryer was up and running in no time and my wife was happy and so was I that we didn't have to buy a new dryer!!!

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  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJoe from Burlington CT

Dryer worked but did not heat.

Using a "Fix it Yourself book" and following a simple test method (measuring ohms) to determine if heating element or if it could be a heat sensor or something else was bad. Going slow the heating element was ID'd to be the problem in about one hour. Searched on line and found your site, ordered the part and in 1 day had the part. It took about an hour to install. Wife is very happy. Overall an easy task. Thanks much.

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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerWarren from Flowery Branch GA

Dryer wouldn't heat

Not certain as to reason for no heat, I first completely disassembled the dryer. This probably wasn't necessary but since the dryer is around 28 years old, I wanted to inspect and test all wiring, thermostats, etc. Testing revealed that it was the dryer element and it was quite easy to remove and replace the entire heater assembly.

I'm glad I completely dissassembled the dryer because it gave me a chance to clean up a few decades of lint accumulation on and in every part. Reassembly was a little more problematic as it takes a couple of extra hands to hold and align the drum and the top once you've reassebled the base, sides and other parts. Not overly difficult, just make sure you note where all the wiring is to be reconnected and save the screws and bolts in a baggy until you're ready for reassembly.

Other than waiting for the part to arrive (3 days) time spent in dissassembly and reassembly wasn't much more than a couple of hours.

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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerJames from Franklin TN

Replacing the heating unit

I removed the front 2 screws witha phillips shorty due to there proximity to the floor. I removed the heater plate the wiring and the heating element in about 10 minutes, the only issue I had was sue to the fact that the heater is 2 pieces and not totally cylindrical it was kind of a pain to get it back into the hole on the back side, I ended up having to form it better into a circle so that I could get it in. After that the rest putting it back together was no big deal. The unit now works great.

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Parts Used

  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerWilliam from Mounds IL

Access to heater

Fliped it on its side and removed the front of dryer, access to the rear screw was nearly impossable but with the aid of a 3' extension it finally came out

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  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerDon from Dayton OH

"dead" heating element

Repair was fairly simple. Removed small panel in back of Dryer before I read the on-line instructions and discovered that this was not necessary (however, it did allow me better access for a complete lint clean-out).
Once I found some on-line instructions, I discvered how to remove the front panel and VOILA....there was the Heating Element ! Everything went very easily....except for inserting the back of the element pipe into its opening. The pipe was slightly squished, so I attempted to "round-it-out" for a better fit. After fooling around with it for about 20 minutes, I remembered that I had recently purchased a pair of crimping pliers (for furnace pipe) and used them to crimp the back end of the pipe. Once I had done this, the pipe slipped in nicely and I was able to finish the job in about 15 minutes.

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  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRodney from Lewisburg WV

Dryer would keep running and never dry close. No heat.

Unplugged the dryer, Very important, there is voltage on on of the wires to the heater.
I first removed the 2 screws on the lower part of the front cover and rotated this out of the way, no need to disconnect any wires. removed 2 small screws that hold the heater assy. cover plate and the one screw in the front bottom of the heater assy. I then removed the one screw at the top back of the heater. this completely frees the heater assy.
I then removed the push on wire from the thermistor and the other wire from the lug and I transferred the thermistor to the new unit. Now it is time to reverse the process making sure the entire circumference of the heater assy goes into the hole in the back. This can be a little tricky if the new assy is out of round. Just work it in, it will fit. Very easy, only about 20 min from start to finish...

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  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJay from Estacada OR

Heater burned out

This is going to be easy!!!

#1 First removed two screws at the bottom of the front cover Pulled the bottom out first to loosen the top and then gently pulled down to remove front cover.
#2 took a duster to remove the dust and cob webs:)
#3 Looked at the parts and then removed the heater element I used a SHORT nut driver for that.
#4 Once removed I inspected the parts farther to look for more damage (there was no more)
Now the fun part...
#5 The heater assembly. go's into the hole at an angle. You MUST be really tiny or have freakishly long arms to reach the back and screw that screw in.
#6 have wife with small hands that wants to try while you vent your frustration because you cant reach the screw hole and you lost a screw.
#7 Be ready to push hard on the assembly. while you screw the screw back into the hole.
#8 put the front of the heater back on.....check to make sure its all in there and hooked up like it should be.
#9 put front cover back on.
#10 dry clothes, and wonder why it was so hard. knowing is half the battle, Its going to be a 10 min job next time.

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  • Complete Heater and Housing Assembly - 240V

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerJames from Lena WI

One day the dryer quit drying.

I began by unplugging the dryer cord to cut any power to the appliance. I removed the front two screws that hold the front cover on and removed the front cover. I began by cleaning the lint and dust out of the dryer. After getting a look at it, I Googled Maytag to get an idea of possibilities of the problem. I took out the 4 screws that held the heating element into the dryer, and unhooked two wirers,( making sure there was no electrical source). I pulled the heating element out and immediately saw that the element wire was broken. I called Partselect and the person on the other end of the line was extremely knowledeable and willing to help. I was given the option of ordering the heating wire and stringinging it in the original housing or I could order the comlpete heating unit for a little more which woold save me from the extra work of installing it and also insure that the insulators that the wires went through were all new and I would not have to inspect each one and possibly have the same problem later if I missed a bad one and the heating element would short out and I would be back where I was now. I felt good that in hard economic times I could get my appliance up and running without calling the repairman @ 100dollars an hour. There was a fantastic sense of accomplishment that I fixed it myself! I could brag about that. Before I would throw the appliance away and get another used one. I had already shopped the local papers and craigs list but did not need to leave the house for it and arrange hauling because the parts were sent to my house and I was able to repair it myself. It was really a rewarding experiance and turned out fantastic! Parselect was a pleasure to deal with.

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