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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:
Replaced heating element, thermostats and fuse, cleaned dryer vent shafts and it is now working like when it was new.
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It was very easy all you have is about 6 or 7 srews. The back comes off. Two more srews to take off the element. Then reverse to the process and your done that's it.
I orderd the heating element on line from PartSelect.com. It arrived in two days. Once I unplugged the dryer and pulled it away from the wall I removed 8 screws with a nut driver. I cleaned all the lint and dust from the back of the dryer and then removed the old heating element by unscrewing the two screws on either side of the housing. When it came out i labeled the three wires and removed them from the old element. I also had to remove the thermosthadt that was on the old element and install it on the new one. I replaced the three wires and re-installed the new heating element into its housing and put the back of the dryer back on. I also installed a new dryer vent while I was at it. Total time about 20 minutes.Thank you PartSelect for your promt delivery and also to everyone who writes in with their repair/replacement tips and stories. Now my old dryer runs like new and I saved a bundle!Robert Louisville, Kentucky
it would spin and blow, but it would not get hot. i changed the heating element, but that was not the problem. i changed the fuse, but that was not the problem. Apparently there is another fuse in line, and that was the problem.
unplugged dryer remove moved vent duct. moved dryer to a clean area in room removed back of dryer unplugged heatingremoved 2 screws that holds it in removed elemet.Removed thermal stat off of the old one and placed it on the new one.put it back togather and it is working fine
check heating elment with volt meter.
I followed everyone's advice on this website! Unplugged it first! Removed the screws on the back panel, took the panel off. Then removed a couple of screws on the lower right part. Disconnected heating element, connected new heating element. Put the lower right part back w/2 screws. Put the panel back on with all screws. Plugged it in and Yahooo, it worked! Super Easy
Hardest part was getting the dryer where I could disconnect the vent hose and work on it. Removed the back ( about 6 or 8 hex head screws ). 2 hex head screws removed the heating coil assemby, I was ready with multi meter to check if power to heater, but immediately visualy seen that one of the coils broken ( there are about 8 coils in series. Ordered replacement on Saturday and received on Tuesday afternoon. Very pleased with prompt shipment. Reversed process and back in business, OH YES, I DID DISCONNECT POWER FIRST THING. Thanks--Les
1. Unplug unit, next disconnect vent then remove back cover. 2. replaced element (very easy) then 2 thermostats, then put cover back on. 3. Removed frt. cover by following directions that came with maint. kit this too was easy. The hardest part is getting belt on as your putting drum back in, and even that was only so hard. Just TAKE YOUR TIME, and you will get it.
I took the back off 1st put the element and thermostats in... 2nd I took the front off the dryer and replaced the belt.....3rd I blew out all the lint and dust and then put it back together it was a cake walk...I want to add that the parts arrived extremely "FAST" and "ACCURATE"... which made the job that much easier.....
Unplugged the electrical connection. Pulled the dryer out of it's area for room to remove the back panel. Removed the back panel (hand nutdriver). Removed the wires from their posts off the heating element (pliers). Removed the heating element. Verified it was damaged (broken heating element wire). -- Tried to replace the Thermal Cut-Off kit... the same type was not the same on the old heating element. I would have had one extra wire unattached if I used the replacement. Moved the old Thermal Cut-off to the new heating element. Reversed the steps with the new heating element. Pushed the dryer back into position. Threw some wet clothes in, the dryer seems to dry faster than before. Happy Wife, Happy Life... ;)
Bought part for my mother-in-law because her dryer was not getting hot. So I ordered the part from you guys. Waited for three days for husband to install. Gave up on plan A. Got out the nutdriver. Unplug dryer. Removed back from driver. noted what wires went where. Unhooked element. Installed new element. Took time to clean up the interior a bit. Put the back of dryer back into place. Swept behind dryer. Plugged in dryer. Dried a load of clothes.
Hardest part of this repair was getting the dryer out from the wall to gain access to the back panel. After removing 8-10 sheet metal screws from the pack panel, two more screws held the Heating Element in place. I removed the two heavy gauge wires from the elements side and simply reversed the order to install the new unit. Maybe a half hour from start to finish and we had a working Dryer again.
I went on partsselect.com's web site, punched in the model number and easily found the parts I needed. Parts arrived in two days. Repairs went well, especially when my wife was my tool assistant! I recommend this site as a must for do it yourself repairs that will save you a lot of money.
I had to remove a total of 11 screws in order to access the heating element. They all had the exact same screw head size, so I only needed a single socket for my nutdriver. That was nice! There were three terminals that had to be disconnected in order to completely remove the heating element from the dryer. I disassembled one of the thermostats from the burnt out heating element's sheetmetal frame and re-assembled it to the new heating element, then re-assembled the heating element to the dryer. While I had the back panel removed from the dryer, I replaced the light bulb and the thermal fuse as well. From there I buttoned it all back up and it works as good as new. Overall, this was an EXTREMELY EASY do-it-yourself task!
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