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Dryer Heater Element

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PartSelect Number PS11746337
Manufacturer Part Number WP8544771
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat | Takes too long to dry | Too hot | Will Not Start
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana.
Part# WP8544771 replaces these:
AP6013115, 8544771, W10836011, WP8544771VP
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Kathy
October 11, 2017
Where is the heating element located.I have the back off.I see a silver pan on the left.It has 2 screws.After you take the screws out the pan wont come off.How do i take the pan off.
For model number WED7600XW0
Hi Kathy, Thank you for your question. Here is an installation video that will show you how to get to your element: https://youtu.be/YPpI266xawY . Good luck with your repair.

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Gene
November 8, 2018
Where is the heating element located on my dryer. Can you send instructions on how to get at it?
For model number MEDB8550WR0
Hi Gene, thank you for your question. We have an installation video above in the part information that will show you where the part is located and how to install it. Here is a direct link: https://youtu.be/YPpI266xawY. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Bob Murphy
November 15, 2018
What would cause the heating element connection wire to overheat
For model number WED9600TAO
Hello Bob, thank you for your question. The heating element may have been allowed to get too hot before being cycled off. I would suggest testing the thermostats part number PS991443 and PS11746386, and PS11746740. It may have been a one off occurrence but testing the thermostat will tell you if one or more has failed. You should also clean the unit well, especially around the blower housing and heating element as a build up of lint can cause the unit to overheat. I hope this helps!

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Jerry
March 11, 2018
Where is element located. I have the cabrio. Controls are on top back.
For model number Wed7300xwo
Hello Jerry, Thank you for your inquiry. It is located below the drum assembly inside of a heater box housing. You would still have to remove the front panel and drum in order to access the housing and heater. Hope this helps!

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Ed
December 6, 2019
Looking to find out where the heating element is located on my Maytag bravos xl electric dryer. Part # wp8544771. Serial #m33710047.
For model number MEDB725BWO
Hello Ed, Thank you for your question. It is located below the drum assembly inside of a heater box housing. You would still have to remove the front panel and drum in order to access the housing and heater. Hope this helps!

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Kathy
October 11, 2017
Where is the element located on a Whirlpool cabrio dryer wed7600xw0
For model number wed7600xw0
Hi Kathy, Thank you for the question. Here is a link to a video on how to install this element and it will show the location. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPpI266xawY

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Ed
December 6, 2019
Where is the heating element located on the Maytag bravox xl electronic dryer.Part # is wp8544771
For model number MEDB725BWO
Hi Ed, to find this information we would need your full model number, this is usually a complete series of numbers and/or letters. We do however have a video you can view that may be helpful in finding this part on your model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPpI266xawY&feature=emb_title. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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Alma
February 12, 2019
I purchased the drive belt cause it was obvious that it needed. Replaced installed it thanks to the video here. It is running well but it does not heat. I just let run for 3 minutes and found out it does not heat. What do i do next? I have read that if it does not heat it could be the heating element but how can i be sure?
For model number 11087721700
Hello Alma, Thank you for your question. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, we have videos available to assist you.

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Alma
February 12, 2019
Thanks for the previous response to check the heating element with a multimeter. Where do i get this meter? I dont own one. In trying to save money by do it yourself but im not anymore. Please help.
For model number 11087721700
Hello Alma, Thank you for writing. You can obtain a multimeter from a local home supply store. It is actually a good invest as it is something you can find yourself in need of frequently as a home owner. Good luck with your repair!

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Kathy
October 11, 2017
Cabrio dryers element is not on the right side.There is no connections.There is connections on the left.Where is the element.
For model number WED7600XW0
Hi Kathy, Thank you for getting back to us. There is an installation video of the heating element listed with the part on our website that you may reference. From reviewing the video you will need to access the element from the front of the dryer. If the position of the element is reversed on your dryer the video is a good reference on how to install it. The video shows that the element is inside the housing and the video shows how to access the element inside the housing. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Part Videos

Replacing your Whirlpool Dryer Dryer Heater Element

Customer Repair Stories
 Average Repair Rating: 2.8 / 5.0, 11 reviews. What's this?
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My Dryer Was Not Heating Up.
I asked for advise, looked around and priced heating elements and thermostats. This was the best combo offered for the price given. It was shipped and received it very quick. Installed it and 5 minutes later, she was running like a champ!
  • roberto from houston, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set, Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771, 279973
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Dryer working fine but no heat
Found this website and reviewed videos and comments prior to purchasing the heater element and high limit thermostat and thermal fuse kit. We had recently put our Whirlpool duet washer and dryer on pedestals and after that, the dryer would come on and run, but would not heat up. Installation of the parts we ordered was simple...and we would be considered novice installers....really great website and easy to understand. Customer service was excellent as well. After installation of the parts, still no heat and heating element was registering only 120v. We checked everything again and found that the dryer plug was not all the way in the socket. Probably came loose with the move to the petestal.....plugged it in securely and it works great now. Should have checked that first, but because it was running we just didn't think of checking it. Good lesson learned and so glad we found this website. We will definately be using this site again and telling everyone we know about how great you guys are! And at least we won't have to worry about the dryer for a while and we now know we can fix a dryer that won't heat up!
  • Cornelius from ELKO, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771, 279973
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Dryer would not heat, also had thumping sound as drum turned.
Viewed a video provided on this site for disassembly etc. It was not my exact same model, but the instructions were pretty much spot on. The main issues we had were just that it was bulky etc. and somewhat heavy. We could not really work on it in place, so we had to drag it to the kitchen area. I found the existing heater element to be open upon inspection. Changed it out with the one I purchased which was an exact replacement. The drum rollers, motor pulley, and belt did not really look bad, but since I ordered the repair kit, I went ahead and replaced all of them. I was glad I did because it is much quieter now. The only thing I did differently was I cut off the existing plastic triangle keepers for the rollers with my diagonal cutters instead of work them off with a small screwdriver like in the video, which saved some time and frustration. New ones were provided in the kit I purchased anyway. I also would recommend marking the front of the drum somehow so there is no confusion which way it goes when you put it back together. Works as good as new now, good for another 10 years (I hope).
  • Michael from McKinney, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771, 4392067
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Heater Element bad.
Followed video step by step. Perfect instructions. I’d only add that you should get and wear mechanics gloves. My hands got torn up by the sharp metal edges taking apart and putting it back together. Ouch!!
So happy with Partselect though. Super fast shipping and a perfect instructional video. Thanks!!

P.S. Wear gloves!!!
  • Christian from JOHNSTON, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771
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Had to replace heating element broken coil
Remove bottom panel was able to remove the element from the bottom without taking off the whole front and removing the drum simply remove the panel remove the two wires connected to the coil unbolted the bracket that was held on by two small bolts then removed the 4 bolts holding the bracket together was able to remove the heating element and then put everything back together did not have to remove the drum the top or the back panel To complete the repair I am not an appliance repair technician just a homeowner but I was still able to repair this myself and it’s working just fine
  • Carter from NORFOLK, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771
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Heating element went out
I watched your instruction video, which by the way, 1. was not for my model dryer and 2. was totally opposite of what you showed. I was able to remove the back and replace it from there versus going in from the front and removing the drum, etc etc
  • Chris from CANON CITY, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771
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dryer blowing cold air
replaced heating element
  • Arpad from LOVELAND, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771
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Dryer stopped heating
We have a very early model of the He3. We had to follow directions for the He2 model to replace the heater element and thermostat. Access is easy through the front panel, but removing and replacing the element required some force and maneuvering in a small area.

We replaced both the element and the thermostat since we had the entire part disconnected and removed. So far working great!
  • Linda from DANVILLE, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8557403, WP8544771, W10120998
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No heat in the dryer
Went to Kenmore website, got parts diagram, watched You Tube videos on dryer repair for this model, ordered parts. When parts arrived (in 4 days, great job!), re-watched You Tube videos, installed parts, dryer works great. Took longer than industry standards because I had to suction out/vacuum a great deal of lint/hair. as I went along.
  • Raymond from CAMERON, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP8577274, WP8544771, 280148
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Heater element died
Pretty easy repair and I am not very handy. I believe they engineer these machines so you hire someone to do the job. They could place that part in an area where it is easier to get to, like a door on the side or something
  • Jerry from AUBURN, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    WP8544771
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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS11746337
Manufacturer Part Number: WP8544771
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