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PartSelect Number PS11740682
Manufacturer Part Number WP307178
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Heating Element - 240V Specifications

The dryer heating element provides the heat needed to dry your clothing during a cycle. The part consists of a metal tube with a coil inside. It carries a 240 voltage, and is almost 15 inches long with a diameter of approximately seven inches. The heating element comes with a thermal fuse and a heat shield. You will need a Phillips screwdriver, a 1/4-inch nut driver, a 5/16 nut driver, and a pair of needle nose pliers to replace your heating element.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
Maytag, International, Crosley.
Part# WP307178 replaces these:
AP6007565, 307178
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    Edmund
    February 21, 2018
    No heat how do i know it is the heating unit
    For model number MDE4000AYW
    Hi Edmund, Thank you for your question. To verify if the heating element is not working, you will need to test it with a multimeter. If the dryer is not heating, there are some other parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the high limit thermostat, the cycling thermostat, the thermal fuses and the terminal block. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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      Replacing your Maytag Dryer Heating Element - 240V

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        element was burn out
        took the front off by removing two screws took two screws out of element housing undon the wire and romeve element housing then romove the remaing parts that was needed on the new element then reinstall the element housing whith the new element in ti reinstall front of dryer and starting drying clothes project was complete
        • carl from moultire, GA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        49 of 62 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Sqeaking and sqealing
        Removed the front (two screws at bottom).
        Marked all the wires for the door switch, bulb socket and sensor and unplugged.
        Removed the barrel hanger (four hex screws two each side).
        Cleaned and vacuumed internals.
        Removed the front hanger and barrell.
        Started with rear rollers, removed old rollers and washers.
        Using 1/2" box end wrench loosened roller shaft nuts on rear of bracket.
        Installed in reverse shafts, washers, rollers, snap rings.
        Installed new theromstat on new element,
        Removed screws from old element.
        Swapped wires from one post on old element to new. Installed new element.
        Reinstalled barrell, and front hanger.
        Realigned new belt, making sure all clearences around idler pulley.
        Free wheeled barrel, no binding.
        Re-attached sensor and switch leads.
        Reattached front.

        Plugged in and tested successful.
        Took two hours and three beers.
        Other Parts Used:
        Roller Shaft Light Bulb - 7W High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) Drum Support Roller Kit
        • Chris from Marietta, GA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
        25 of 31 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Squealing like crazy and not heating up enough
        First things first... UNPLUG THE DRYER! Tilt back at like 45 degree angle. Remove the two screws from bottom front. Remove front cover. Disconnect wires from heating element making sure to mark what wires attach where, then the two bolts from the heating element. Replace heating element and attach wires to new element. Take belt off of motor from back. Remove four bolts holding front of the drum. Remove drum. Remove C-clips from Drum Support Rollers and then rollers. Install new rollers washers and C-clips. Put drum back and place belt, flat side to drum, on drum using two pieces of tape to hold in place. Put front drum cover back on and bolt on. Put front of dryer back on. From back of dryer feed belt onto motor. Plug in and check to see if all is working correctly.
        Other Parts Used:
        Tumbler and Motor Belt Drum Support Roller Kit
        • Michael from Reading, MA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
        23 of 782 people found this instruction helpful.
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        no heat from the dryer
        Well, I had to find out just how the dryer came apart. Most of the time, the back comes off but with this particular Maytag, it is the front that has to be removed. Once the four screws from either side are removed, the front pops off and the canister that holds the heating element is right there on the bottom. Cleaning away years of lint was fun but the heating canister was removed quickly using two screws and removing four wires that attached to the unit. Once the screws were removed (top back and bottom front) and the wires removed, the replacement unit slid right in without any problems. The regulator on the old unit had to be transferred to the new unit before installation. I closed up the front, put the four screws back in and snapped the front closed and the dryer worked perfectly.
        • James from blanchester, OH
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        14 of 17 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Dryer wasn't heating sufficiently/consistently.
        Removed front cover, removed old heating unit, installed new thermostat,heating coil inside the dryer and finally replaced the fuse in the front. The main complication was reaching the screws for the heating coil, not really complex.
        Other Parts Used:
        Thermal Fuse (Limit: 183) High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)
        • Kathy from Lilburn, GA
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers, Socket set
        8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Heating Element was starting to fail
        It was very simple. I removed the fromt cover on the dryer. The heating element was easy to get to and after removing all the attached wires and 4 nuts. The new element was installed, reattached the wire correctly and put the screws back in place. It was extremely easy to complete.
        • Timothy from Loganton, PA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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        dryer not getting hot enough
        my son did the installation according to your excellent video instructions
        Other Parts Used:
        High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)
        • RON from VIENNA, VA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Very Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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        No heat
        I watched Steve the repairman on u tube then opened up the front of the dryer and noticed the part in my dryer was a little different than the one on the video. So I called in and I was reassured it was what I wanted. When I got the replacement part and before I removed the old part I took pictures of the wiring noticing the wires where changed from left to right I had to make up one of the 12 gauge wires and connectors with parts from the hardware store and the new part was shorter than the old part, but the machine all ready had screw holes where I needed them. I looked at my photos and wired the new part the same way I took the wires off the old part and put it back together and it works like new! saved money! the local guy is $150 to show up and start the clock. I also fixed the blower,EASY!
        • Steve from MENDOCINO, CA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Socket set
        2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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        No Heat when Dryer was running/Clothes did not dry
        First, unplug the dryer.

        Second, remove the front of the dryer by removing the two screws at near bottom on both the left and right. These look like security Torx with the post in the center but you can remove them with a small flat-blade screwdriver.

        Third, remove the wires from heating element on the right. There are the two power connections (one each at about 2 and 7 oclock) and two for the sensor at 11 oclock. You probably want to user pliers to remove these just in case...

        Fourth, remove the two 1/4" screws holding the heater element in place. One is in the front center, the other is at about 1 oclock at the rear.
        Pull straight out and the element comes free.

        Fifth, remove the circuit interrupter from the old unit and install it on the new unit. Be sure to move the jumper from the heating element power (about 5 oclock) and the interrupter.

        Sixth, install the heating element. The element is a cylinder of metal. I found that I needed to bend in the seam at the back very slightly to get it to fix back in.

        Seventh, alight the screw holes and replace the 1/4" screws.

        Eighth, reattach the wires, being careful to replace each where it came from.

        Ninth, replace the dryer front...and your done.
        • John from SPRINGFIELD, VA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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        No heat from electric dryer
        The hardest part of this repair was diagnosis. After running continuity tests on the electrical components, removing the heating unit showed a broken filament on the heat coils. The replacement part fit mechanically, but used spade terminals for high voltage instead of the original mounting posts, requiring retermination of the wires. One of the power leads also had to be extended in length. All works after completion.
        • John M from SAINT LOUIS, MO
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          More than 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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