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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:
The repair was really simple. I just removed the back cover of the dryer and found the heating element component. I removed the two wires with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Then I removed the screws that held the heating element component to the dryer and then removed it. To install the new part, I just put it in place, screwed it on and connected the two wires back. The final step was to put the back cover on. That was it. Very easy.
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1. Removed the back of the dryer. This involved fitting a hex bit to my power drill and removing about 10 screws. Easy. Total time: 2 min.2. Removed the electrical connectors leading to the heating element (in the lower-right quadrant of the dryer, looking at it from the back). Used needle-nose pliers. Removed the heating element (more hex screws). 2min.3. Tested it with a multimeter. (Touch multimeter to each pole of the heating element simultaneously.) No response. This is how I knew it was bad.4. Remove thermostat from heating element with pliers, order part, wait for new part.5. Put thermostat on new heating element, screw it in, replace electrical connections, put the back on. Voila.
First, I removed the back of the dryer-8 to 10 screws. The heating element was located to the bottom right. I then removed 2 screws and pulled the heating element and casing, and unplugged the wires. I then connected the wires and reinstalled the heater element and put the back back on the dryer. Easy and it works like a charm.
removed the back panel. located the section for the heating element and unpluged the tow wiresand repalced the thermostat. it took only 15 to 20 minutes. and instead of buying one I saved a lot of money
I started by removing the Washer from the utility room. Then I disconnected the vent and the power supply. Put the dryer on its front, (you may want to lay a blanket down to protect the finish.) Then using a nutdriver I removed the nuts which hold the back in place. Removed and replaced the defective element. Replaced the back with the nuts. I then up-righted the dryer, moved it back into position, reconnected the vent and the power supply and tried it out. It worked!
First I removed the back of dryer. Then I found the part I needed to replace. I unhooked wherever it needed to be and put new part in place. It was really easy to do.
UNPLUG/SECURE BREAKER FIRST!!! Removed all screws on the back, disconnected the three wires (two red, one white) from the element assembly, removed the two screws holding the asmy in. Had to remove the thermostat and swap it over to the new. Installed new asmy and reconnected the two red and one white; no problems encountered. Replaced the timer asmy about 2 months ago and then the heater core goes. Indicator when the timer goes: it buzzes. The main contact (BK/BU) did not open fully (burnt), the timer motor had 1/2 voltage (100 or so volts), which allowed it to buzz. Initially burnished (sanded) the contacts but the problem came back. Saw it as fire hazard, since it didn't secure the power to the whole system; so it was replaced. They've been the only two parts to go, the rest of the dryer is still holding strong. If your dryer is over 5yrs, recommend you vacuum it out the inside of the cabinet and inside the exhaust/fan chamber. It takes a little work to get the chamber open (double sided sealing tape) around the exhaust port for the drum, but worth it in the long run (reduces the chance of a lint fire in the exhaust chamber).
I read the repair stories on PartSelect.com and decided to buy the thermostat, fuse, and heating element so I was sure to fix whatever the problem was on the first try. I replaced the thermostat fuse and hi-heat thermostat before finding the heating element was broken. I replaced it and even with my 4 and 6 year old helpers, was finished in 20 minutes. Thanks to the PartSelect schematic, I knew what I was looking for and it was as easy as in the picture. I saved time and money thanks to PartSelect.com and other user comments on the site.
First, and most important, we cut all electricity to the dryer (fusebox and then unplugged). We pulled the dryer out and removed the hose from the back of the dryer and then removed all the screws. Once the back was off we removed the heating element and it took a little force to remove the wires but we did it lightly with a pair of needle nose pliers. The video on the Parts Select website was really helpful because we knew exactly where to look for the heating element and what was involved to remove it. Once we took out the heating element we did a light clean over the back to remove any lint we could and then we hooked up the new heating element. You have to give it a little push to lock it in place so don't be afraid to use a little force. Put all your screws back in, hook-up your vent hose, reposition, and then turn the electricity back on! Really easy!
Removed & Replaced heating element, thermostat, thermal fuse, and walla, it's done. Just Three bolts to remove. Less than fifteen minutes work!! Works great!!
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