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PartSelect Number PS334313
The heating element is strung with a coiled wire that is made out of a nickel and chrome alloy. The function of the coiled wire on the heating element is to receive and resist a controlled electric current, which as a result will allow the wire to heat up. The heat produced by this is used to dry the clothes in your dryer. In order to make this repair you will need a 1/4 inch nut driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. Before starting your installation, disconnect the power supply to your dryer in order to ensure a safe repair.
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:
Pulled the back off the dryer by taking screws out with a socket set and then pulled the coil out a different size socket and then disconnected the five wires. The part was delivered in three days and I installed it.
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I removed back cover and electrical connection cover from back of dryer,.. about 8- 1/4" machine screws .Then tagged the existing electrical connectors to the heating element, (lower right hand corner) with tape and labeled them with a marker. , for example 1,upper left, 2, lower left, 3 closest. The labels do not matter as long as you rembember what they mean. Alternatiely you could take a digital photo of the original connection set up;Removed the exiisting element ,2 screws and pulling out and down from the mounting..From the old element remove the heat sensor,by twisting the lock tab out. Put the old heat sensor you just removed into the new element in the same position. sounds hard, but is really easy.Put new element with old heat sensor back in same positiion as old element, then re-connect electrical connections as the were when you first started. The re-attache the back cover. Do not forget the cover which is over the cord power cord connection.Jim LIttell
Our electric dryer slowly got less hot over a number of months until it just stopped putting out any heat at all. Diagnosing the problem took a couple of hours.1. Checked and reset the main breakers to the dryer 2. Ran the dryer with the vent disconnected to see if it would heat up. This checks for blockage in the vent.3. Unplugged the dryer. 4. Had to figure out how to remove the rear panel of the dryer. 5. Tested the two fuses and the heating coil for continuity using a volt meter on resistance (ohms) setting. 6. Checked the vent pipe for blockage. Gave it a cleaning just to be certain. 7. Ordered the part. Diagnosing the issue took a bit of time since there are a number of things to check before being certain the issue was just the coil. 8. Removed the dryer coil. Using pliers to pull the connectors loose from the assembly - remember where the connectors go!9. Removed a plastic adapter from the old heating coils and put it on the replacement coils. 10. Reconnected the wires to the replacement coil assembly. 11. Bolted everything back in place, and I was done. It took less than 15 minutes to install the new coil assembly. The longest single task, about 10 minutes, was figuring out how to remove the connector from the old assembly and installing it on the replacement assembly.
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires then placed it with new part
Heating element went out in the dryer and this was the replacement for it. Dryer now drys just not as well as when it was original. This was a different voltage heating element but this is what was recommend for my model. Easy installation.
followed video ,real easy ,real simple ,slick
The dryer was very old and was tempted to tossed it after it no longer drying clothes, but I googled to see if there was something that I can do on my own to fix it. I founs partselect.com and gave me the diagnosis and the parts that needed replacing. I ordered the the parts and in two days the fedex guy was at my door. The repair was quite easy. We followed the video on how to do it. If my husband did not clean out the vents, it would only have taken him 5 minutes to unistall the old one and install the new. There is a part of the heating element that does not come with the part. Do not throw the old one until you have removed that piece with a pliers. After everything was put back together again, the dryer works much better than from the first time we bought it.
Watched video to make sure I was doing the right thing. I had never repaired anything and this was a piece of cake.
Watched the video install instructions and followed instructions and installed the heating element. Still did not work but install was easy. So ordered the thermal fuse and installed and that didn't work. So ordered the thermal cut off kit, and the top thermal unit was installed and we had heat. All the installations were easy and did not take any time at all to do. Ordering and delivery were easy and speedy. If not for the holidays delivery would have been faster but am not complaining as each delivery arrived a lot sooner than I expected. Next time will order all the recommended parts at the same time instead of one at a time and wait and see method. The video install instructions were very helpful. Must mention I could have done the install myself the instructions were so easy (I'm 70) but my husband did the work so kudos to him.
Extremely easy! I used this website's part diagrams and videos to find out where the parts were in the dryer. I only needed a 1/4" socket on a screwdriver handle to remove the back of the dryer and the same socket for the screws holding most of the parts on (one needed a phillips screwdriver). I didnt have a ohm tester, so I ordered the heating element, cycling thermostat, thermal fuse and 250f Thermostat, knowing I could return the one(s) I didnt need. Replaced them all and guess what...it still didnt work! So I read some other people's comments and found out there was one more part I hadnt ordered that might be the problem...the THERMAL CUT OFF KIT. It has the 250F thermostat PLUS another (different) Thermal cut off fuse, that attaches several inches above the heating element. I ordered that part, got it the next day, and the Thermal cut off fuse that was in the kit (not available separately) ended up being the solution to my problem! The wire to it was actually fried, so the extra connectors in the kit were perfect, and I just cut and stripped the wire a little and put on the new connector, and the dryer works great.
Without being a handy man, I saved money by replacing the heating element of our dryer at home. When drying clothing it was not heating, went to partselect and found the proper replacement. It was reeally easy to replace.
Very simple to replace the heating element. Remove back panel, replace element, reinstall panel. By the way, The Part Select part price was 50% less than (where I originally purchased the dryer).
Parts arrived in 2 days. I followed the "Simple as Pie" on-line instructional video, and my dryer was repaired in under 30 minutes. Couldn't have been easier. I've already recommended your site to a couple of friends. Needless to say "I'll never call an appliance repairman again."
Replaced heating element and thermal fuse also replace one overheat senser and dryer operated normally
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