Part Location Diagram of WP4391960 Whirlpool Heating Element
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Heating Element WP4391960

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PartSelect Number PS11742505
Manufacturer Part Number WP4391960
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Heating Element Specifications

This element carries 5200W and 240V. Note: This element no longer includes two terminals and two adapter leads. They must be ordered separately.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not Heating
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer, Range.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, Roper, Speed Queen.
Part# WP4391960 replaces these:
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Dryer quit heating.
This dryer is 30 plus years old. I am a 71 year old female that has never taken on this type of repair. First I very carefully ordered all parts possibly associated with this problem. Watched all videos available for this model. Could not find one at Parts Select that addressed this particular dryer. Model number was correct. Finally found YouTube video that addressed an "Old Kenmore Wood Top". It showed the correct way to remove the Heating Element unit. Also Parts Select never mentions that fuses and sensors are not "polarized". Very important info for a novice. But Google helped me with that. Heating Element is "polarized", very important not to cross wires. I did order a couple Heating Element Connection Wire Kits that were not needed for this repair. Got all parts replaced, put dryer back together, crossed my fingers and turned it on, so far it has been working really well. I chose to replace all the parts I did because of the dryers age, plus I am not familiar with multimeters. Didn't want to risk one old part messing up a new part. Thank you Parts Select.
It is not a 2 hr. repair, but I worked slowly, didn't want to make any mistakes. It would be good if everyone is aware of some of the above information and the YouTube video done by an individual on this particular dryer.
Other Parts Used:
Heating Element Dryer Thermal Fuse Dryer Cycling Thermostat Thermal Cut-Off Kit Heating Element Connection Wire Kit
  • Jo from BANDON, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Dryer not heating
Test all censors with a voltmeter like the video showed on you tube. I found out that the heating element wasn’t working so while I was there I swapped other thermostats and components to give my 20 year old dryer, some more life. Thank you partselect.com ( I got a adjustable thermostat which didn’t have any instructions, how to set the right temperature according to your previous thermostat. “You have to google it “ )
Other Parts Used:
Cycling Thermostat - Limit 135/155 Thermostat Heater Heating Element Dryer Thermal Fuse
  • Antonio from LEWISVILLE, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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For the thermal fuse, dryer would not start. For the heating element, dryer would not heat up.
First disconnect power supply either by switching off breaker or unplug dryer cord, or do both if you are a safety freak. Pull dryer out so you can get to the back panel. Take the dryer hose off, then take screws out from around panel and remove it. For the THERMAL FUSE take one screw out, unplug wires and replace thermal fuse. For HEATING ELEMENT, unplug the two wires from element. At top of air duct there is one screw to get out. You need a long flat head screwdriver. Reach through a small hole on dryer back to the screw. Once screw is out, lift up on air duct to get it out. Once you have it out there is one screw holding heating element in air duct. Remove screw, slide element out and reverse steps from when you took it apart to put it back together.
Other Parts Used:
Heating Element Dryer Thermal Fuse
  • Robert from Winfield, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Heating element was toast
Undid the back, remove wires going to element, unscrew lint trap, pop the top and undid the nut-screw holding the element housing. pulled out the bad element and did everything in reverse with the new element... unplug it first though because I left that step out.
  • Jesse from CHURCH POINT, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Dryer runs but, no heat
found a video online and followed the instructions. First unplug dryer, then take off back cover with a 1/4 inch socket unscrew the 5 screws from the cover and remove back. Then with a ohms meter you have to check to see what terminals are bad. In my case it was the heating element. So, next you go to top of dryer and unscrew the lint trap so you can lift the top of dryer and remove the bracket holding the housing where the element is located. First take off the leads that are connected to the element and housing unit. Then gently lift housing unit up off the hinges and pull it out. Then turn over and there is another screw that holds the heating element in. After unscrewed the element pulls right out and then just put new element in and reverse everything.
  • Richard from WAVERLY, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Heaating element failed.
One screw held element. Removed back of dryer. Removed screw, pulled out failed element. Slid new element in. Put in and tightened screw. Replaced back. Only two problems: screw head was pointed away; replacing air duct to wall tube (always is a problem for me).
  • Stan from LOS ALAMOS, NM
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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Dryer ran good but would not heat.
The big problem I had with this project is having the parts delivered after they were shipped from seller.Cut power off. Removed the rear access panel. Labeled wires for proper replacement. Removed wires from Thermal cut off fuses. Removed the lint screen. Removed 2 retaining screws from lint track. Raised top cover. Removed retaining bracket screw. Removed Heating Element Box. Removed one screw from bottom of heating element. Removed defective heating element. Installed new heating element using one screw on the bottom. Located element box back in position. Attached retaining bracket and screw in the top of element box. Closed top cover. Replaced lint track retaining screws. Reconnected all wires in proper locations. Replaced rear access screws. Return power to dryer. Turned dryer on and it instantly started blowing hot air out of the exhaust. Dryer is in service as of this time.
Other Parts Used:
Heating Element Thermal Cut-Off Kit
  • Elwyn from BOWDON, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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No heat in Clothes Dryer
I followed the advice that was already published for my Dryer. I removed the cover on the rear of the Dryer, Disconnected the two wires attached to the Heating Element. I positioned the Dryer on its side so that it was easier to remove the one sheet metal screw holding the Heating Element in a metal box. Removed the old Heating element. I found where to coil was open. Installed the new Heating element. Put everything back together. Turned the dryer on and there was heat in the Dryer. Thanks to all who posted for the excellent advice.
  • Edward from DURHAM, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Not heating the air
Looked at the videos, opened top and took off back pulled thermal fuse and heating element. Element coil was broke, Matched part numbers and ordered parts 3 to 5 days shipping. Recieved the next day and put back together and it works fine. Wife happy.
Other Parts Used:
Heating Element Dryer Thermal Fuse
  • david from chesterfield, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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no heat
I'm good with tools so it was like 1 2 3 done,and it works like new. mike
  • Michael from Denmark, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Ty Reyes
December 30, 2017
How to remove heater assy.? need to insure i need the heating element, thank you
For model number LE6800XTW0
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Hello Ty, Thank you for your inquiry. I have included a link to one of our videos for a similar model to assist you with your repair. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtSdiY8S-Q8&t=5s

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Tyler
April 21, 2018
Can you change just the heating element or do you have to change the housing as well? Mine looks like the front and back of the heating element housing are secured together and look like they can't be taken apart. Can you provide some information on how to get the heating element out of the housing. Thank you
For model number LE6150XSW0
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Hello Tyler, thank you for your question. The element for this appliance is only available as an assembly, by ordering part number Heating Element WP4391960. I have included a link to one of our videos for a similar model to assist you with your repair. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtSdiY8S-Q8&t=5s

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Cindy
May 29, 2019
I am looking for heating element, not sure how or which onr
For model number 86980100
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Hello Cindy, thank you for inquiring. This Heating Element is the correct replacement for your model.

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Mark
December 10, 2019
Does the heating element wire have to be broke apart to not heat up?
For model number 11086870100
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Hello Mark, Thank you for the question. Not at all times will the element show physical signs or damage to be defective. I suggest testing the element with a multi meter to check for continuity to determine if it is defective. Hope this helsp!

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Parnell
November 7, 2017
I just bought this part and i'm trying to install it with instructions on your website and i'm having a hard time unscrewing or taking off the school that attaches the heating element to the metal piece at the bottom should i be doing this from the front or the back of the dryer cuz i can't reach in there with a screwdriver or pliers to unscrew it to it attached is there a youtube video that would work for this model dryer or any other type of instructions with romeo i would appreciate it.
For model number LE6090XSW1
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Hi Parnell, Thank you for your question. We do not have a video specifically for your part but the installation is fairly similar between these two parts: https://youtu.be/GtSdiY8S-Q8 . I hope this helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Adam
January 20, 2020
I replaced heating element with wp4391960 and still have no heat. What would be your next recommended step?
For model number Ler6848an0
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Hello Adam, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing/replacing the following parts. They are in order of importance, or likelihood of being faulty. Dryer Thermal Fuse Part Number: WP3392519, Dryer Cycling Thermostat Part Number: WP3387134, Thermal Cut-Off Kit Part Number: 279769. I hope this helps.

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Ken
February 19, 2020
Hello, i had a heating element replaced in our Kenmore dryer 12/2107 model # 11066922500 serial # ms3110230 i kept the old heating element and put it in the box the new one came in. It just went out again. I did make an appointment with sears again, but noticed that the replacement part was a Whirlpool heating element model wp3387747. Is this compatible in a Kenmore dryer, because it only lasted for about 2 years.
For model number 11066922500
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Hello and thank you for writing. The heating element # WP3387747 is in the list of compatible parts for your Kenmore model number. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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Mike
August 28, 2019
How do I bench test the heater thermostat using a multimeter?
For model number LE5720XSN0
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Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. Here is a link to one of our videos on YouTube that you may reference on how to use a multimeter, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWC44fHn0As. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Elizabeth Brown
February 14, 2019
Does this part fit the model stock number given above?
For model number 86870800 68708
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Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your question. Yes, this part is listed under your model number and it is designed to work for your appliance. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Dave
February 19, 2019
The diagram shown with this part is for an oven, not a dryer. Is the correct parts diagram available someplace?
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Hello Dave, Thank you for contacting us. Please resubmit your question on the site with the model number of your equipment so that we can find the parts and information for you. Thank you.

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