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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 Dryer away from wall and unplug. Removed back cover. Used my ohm-meter to check fuse ok. Then checked heater element no continuity. Removed two screws and three wires holding unit in place. Visibly checked coils and found break so I knew that was the problem. Ordered heating element and replaced in reverse order. Solved the problem now have dryer that works again.
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Followed the instructions on the video. I unplugged the dryer and pulled it from the wall, I unscrewed the back of the dryer to look for the element that needed to be replaced. Because my dryer is a little older the wire were a little rusty and hard to remove. After removing the the old element I added the new one. Screwed the back back on and did several test runs and sure enough it was working like new again.
Took back cover off, unhooked wires,removed screws,removed heating element,put new element on and reinstalled everything else..Now it has great heat!
Removed old part put in new part.
I logged onto the website and watched the YouTube video of how to do it. I am not one for doing jobs myself, but watching the video gave me all the confidence I needed.The job was a breeze!!
Unplugged the unit from power, took the back panel off the dryer, replaced the parts, vacuumed the inside of the dryer for dust and lint, replaced the back panel and, and plugged the power in.
Thank goodness for the video!!! Really helped. Removed screws from back, loosened wires and screws on old element. Toughest part was getting thermostat off of old element. Video mentioned screws, my unit was attached via a metal tab. Took some figuring to get it apart and not damage thermostat. Getting new unit into venting was tight fit - had to fit juuuuuusst right. Re-attach screws, plug it in to test - hot air. Reassembly no problem. I am not a real handy guy so for me to say this was easy means it was really easy.
Bought the heater element and was fortunate to see a video of "how to" replace. Was quite straight forward really. Just needed a 1/4 inch socket...with preferably an extension to take off the back of the dryer. the only thing that was a little different in real life from the video was taking off the thermostat from the heater element. I used a screwdriver to bend the metal fork back so I could remove it. Other than that, I was done in 40 minutes.
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
Replaced the heating element after testing it for continuity, seeing one of the coils were broke. Put new element in, still no heat, checked all other items for continuity, everything was fine.. found a video on YouTube stating a dryer needs 240volts to run correctly. Checked the fuses and found out I have lost a leg, replaced bad fuse, dryer is working great now..
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