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Heating Element - 240V 5400W

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PartSelect Number PS334313
Manufacturer Part Number 279838
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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, Kenmore, Roper, Estate, KitchenAid, Crosley, Inglis, Maytag, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Too hot.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Heat stays on after drum has stopped.
  • Touchpad does not respond.

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Question:

I wasn’t getting enough heat in my dryer so I had to install the heating element. With that said theres a glow emitting from the back of the dryer and its bright red when the dryer is running. Is this suppose to happen, is this a fire hazard, is the element being over worked?

Simon
Answer:

Hi Simon, if the housing is installed right, the element is meant to glow red hot and should not be hazardous. This is normal. Just make sure that the element is cycling on and off when the dryer is running, it is not meant to stay red hot the whole time. I hope this helps.

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Question:

Replacing my heating element but it doesn’t say what the continuity should read.

Lula
Answer:

Hello Lula, the heating element on your dryer should read closed for the continuity. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

Should I also install a new high limit thermostat when I install the heating element?

Sam Cooke for model number WED5530SQ0
Answer:

Hi Sam, Thank you for the question, You can reuse the thermostat you have but we recommend replacing both at the same time. Good luck with this repair!

Question:

Diagnosing through your repair forum I think I may need a new heating element. The problem is that although my clothes are drying and my machine is heating up it takes a few go’s to actually dry the load. What is the most common reason this happens?

Garcia
Answer:

Hello Garcia, your symptoms are a common sign of a clogged venting system. We recommend checking the venting system, and cleaning it out. When doing this make sure to clean the pipe and the dryer. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Nancy from Mesquite, TX

Dryer stopped heating

It was a little tricky at first because the element in this dryer is encased in a box but I just followed the wires and there it was. Also it doesn't plug into the outside plug it wires into the inside of the box.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: john from texas city, TX

Heating element had broken

First removed the back to the dryer and then checked out fuses, element, etc with an ohm meter and determined that the coil had gone bad. Visually inspected the coil and found a break. Ordered part from part-select and was installed in 10 minutes with the dryer repaired. Man was my wife glad! Thanks...

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Simon from Lake Mary, FL

Dryer not heat

Used multimeter to check each sensor, all were good until the heating unit had no resistance. It means it's blown. Removed it, confirmed the heating coil broken. Ordered part, only $50, perfect fit. Save couple hundred bucks for expensive repair or $500 for a new one.

Thank you!

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: David from Universal City, TX

Dryer not heating

Took off back panel 8-10 screws, discontented 2 wires and twisted out plug , unscrewed 2 screws holding element pulled off element. Replaced 2 screws in element twisted in plug connected the wires and screwed on back. dryer now heats better than has in a while. Total time to replace element was 18 minutes and that included vacuuming the dust bunnies off dryer.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Barbara from Huntington, MA

No heat in the dryer

took off the back of the dryer after unplugging it, took off the heating element that had stopped working, replaced it with the new one, put the back of the dryer on, plugged it in and voila!

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Alvin from BAYTOWN, TX

Heating coil burn into

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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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Kenneth from Waitsburg, WA

Old heating element was triggering circuit breakers

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.
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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

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Donald from Superior, CO

Dryer stopped heating

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Robert from Stratford, OK

Element burnt in two

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

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Joe from San Antonio, TX

Heating element

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: curtis from becker, MN

No heat

followed video ,real easy ,real simple ,slick

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Bob from Cripple Creek, CO

Thank you

Good service

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Romalyn from El Paso, TX

Powering on but no heat

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Tracy from Concord, NC

Dryer would not heat

Watched video to make sure I was doing the right thing. I had never repaired anything and this was a piece of cake.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: margaret l. from Thornville, OH

Clothes not drying, no heat

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.

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