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PartSelect Number PS334313
This element is strung with a coiled wire made of a nickel and a chrome alloy. This wire receives, but resists, a controlled electric current and as a result, the wire heats up. The heat produced is used to dry the clothes in your 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:
We pulled the back off the dryer and we weren't sure where the problem was exactly. So we pulled off the heating element and the thermostat. The heating element seemed to be burnt out, so we ordered that and the thermostat. We got the parts very quickly, so we put them in and found that the dryer still didn't heat. There was another thermostat (trip thermostat) that we decided to order and try...bingo...that was it. Now it works like a charm.
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To be short and sweet, the repair was simple once I got the parts I ordered which came really quick. I put them on and it worked fine. Ez to install as well. It only takes half the time to dry, it seems to work better than when it was new. I saved hundreds. The repair man was going to charge $69.99 just to come out to see what the problem was. The parts I needed were under $100 so figured I'd try an do it myself, after reading others repair stories. I did it! I will be a repeat customers if something else breaks down. Thanks Partselect.
Simply checked the thermostats for conductivity and found that they were working properly. Removed the heating element to check for conductivity and discovered a broken coil. If I had the part ready to go the whole process from taking off the first screw to replacing the element to screwing on the last screw would have taken less than 15 minutes. Very simple repair that I almost paid a service technician an additional amount for something that a novice DYI'er could do.
The online heating element replacement instructions were excellent. The back panel of the dryer was removed by unscrewing 9 screws. The difficulty arose in trying to remove the thermostat from the damaged heating element. My thermostat wasn't connected by screws (the thermostat in the online instructions was). It was much easier to follow the online instructions up until the thermostat removal section, and then remove the thermostat by first removing the heating element from the dryer (connected by two screws), and then using the needle head pliers to gently remove the pliable metal prong that holds the thermostat to the heating element. The metal prong is secured near the top of the thermostat. Once the metal prong is removed, use the pliers to carefully remove the prong that connects the thermostat to one of the two prongs at the bottom of the heating element. The thermostat and the flat wiring connected to the thermostat are one piece. The thermostat is connected to the heating element by the pliable metal prong and the delicate flat wiring attached to the bottom of the thermostat. Reattach the thermostat and other wires to the new heating element, reattach the back of the dryer, and your dryer is blowing hot air again. Upon removing the old heating element is was clear it was damaged as the top three rows of heating coils were burnt. I'm on my fifth load of drying since yesterday's repair. Thanks.
easy part break down yall had. did not have it in my budget to buy both appliances, so found your web site. spent less than $100 to fix both. thanks, Chon
I made sure dryer was unplugged and I removed back to expose the heating element canal on lower right side. Removed two screws and two electical connections. Pulled the element down and out. Used a flathead screwdriver to slowly pry the thermo senor off the heating element assy. There are no screws here just a small metal piece to hold it in place. Discarded the old element and reversed the above procedure. The best part of this is the part arrived quickly and I saved $50-75.
My wife took the back off the dryer, took 2 screws out of each side of the heating element caseing, unplugged heating element. Plugged in new element, put caseing back in place replaced 2 screws, put dryer cover back on, finished. Works great again.
This was soo much easier then I thought!!! Make sure you unplug the dryer FIRST!! I removed the bolts that held the dryer back with the socket wrench. The removed the 2 screws that held the heating element in place. Disconnecting the cords was a little harder but will come off with the pliers. There is that piece of your old heating element that you need to remove to put on the new one that was hard to get off. its being held on by a metal lip and at first I couldnt figure out how to get it off, but then I just kept bending it (the metal lip) until I was able to get the piece off of it. Then just connect the wires onto the same points that your removed them from. Replace screws and back of the dryer and WaLa!!! You've just saved yourself the price of labor for an electrician.... Trust me if I can do this YOU can... My husband thought I was crazy.. I get shocked changing light bulbs but my dryer is drying a load of clothes as we speak!!!
Unplugged Dryer.Removed back panel & dryer hose - About 10 screwsRemoved Heating element - two screwsFollowed instructions for replacing old thermal cut-off with new model (this was slightly different from original equipment - wiring modification was required) All connections were detailed in the instructions. Jumper wire and new screws included in Thermal Cut-Off kit.Cleaned lint and dust from inside dryer.Replaced back panel and dryer hose.Tested dryer, works like new.
Slam Dunk, in less than 1 hour I replaced the element myself I saved 100.00 over a repair man and 400.00 over a replacement.
I replaced the Thermostat, heating element and thermal fuse. Took 30 minutes and dryer is working fine
Just as the video described followed the instructions and it worked.
The replacement was SUPER easy, and way cheaper than a new dryer. Many people will buy a new dryer rather than mess with the hassle of a part. The biggest hassle of this part was the size confinement of the space. Other than that, I feel like I have a brand new dryer!
pull the plug, rem the back cover 6 screws, rem two screws in heater element attached three wires with one sensor replace cover. Very simple fix.. Although not recommended if you have the dryer on with cover removed you can easily test voltage going to the element and it will not come on. Makes it certain the element has failed. You do have to be very careful to not touch anything electrical this way or you will get shocked.
First I ordered and installed all the thermostats to see if that fixed the problem. Helped a little, but clothes needed to go through two cycles. It had to go through three previously. I then ordered the Heating Element and installed it in abut 20 minutes. The videos that were provided on the installation of the parts proved to be invaluable. For less than $100 in parts I saved over $550 on the purchase of a new dryer. Dryer now drys clothes in one cycle. Thank you
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