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334313-1-S-Whirlpool-279838            -Heating Element - 240V 5400W
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Heating Element - 240V 5400W

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PartSelect Number PS334313
Manufacturer Part Number 279838
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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, Kenmore, Roper, Estate, KitchenAid, Crosley, Inglis, Maytag, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Too hot.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Heat stays on after drum has stopped.
  • Touchpad does not respond.

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Question:

Diagnosing through your repair forum I think I may need a new heating element. The problem is that although my clothes are drying and my machine is heating up it takes a few go’s to actually dry the load. What is the most common reason this happens?

Garcia
Answer:

Hello Garcia, your symptoms are a common sign of a clogged venting system. We recommend checking the venting system, and cleaning it out. When doing this make sure to clean the pipe and the dryer. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

I wasn’t getting enough heat in my dryer so I had to install the heating element. With that said theres a glow emitting from the back of the dryer and its bright red when the dryer is running. Is this suppose to happen, is this a fire hazard, is the element being over worked?

Simon
Answer:

Hi Simon, if the housing is installed right, the element is meant to glow red hot and should not be hazardous. This is normal. Just make sure that the element is cycling on and off when the dryer is running, it is not meant to stay red hot the whole time. I hope this helps.

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Question:

Replacing my heating element but it doesn’t say what the continuity should read.

Lula
Answer:

Hello Lula, the heating element on your dryer should read closed for the continuity. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

Hi, i am having trouble with my dryer drying the cloths. It gets hot if i set it for 60 min. But then cools down after a while and never gets hot again. The cloths don't get dry and i have to set it again for 60 min. Then it gets hot and finishes drying. I have replaced the three thermostats, cleaned all lint out. Can't figure it out. Could it be the temperature setting? The heating coil looks ok , no breaks in the coils. Pleas help with any suggestions. Thanks.

Steve for model number 11061202011
Answer:

Hi Steve, Thank you for your inquiry. There are a few parts that could cause that problem. The thermostats being some of them. Have you also checked or replaced your thermal fuse? You may also want to test your heating element electrical connection to make sure that is still good. It could also be your temperature switch that is giving you the issue as well. I hope that gives your some more avenues to check out. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

Ok this dryer is currently blowing cool air just want to make sure all i need is a heating element for this unit. It appears everything else is working fine relative to unit

Marshall for model number REX6634PQ0
Answer:

Hi Marshall, Thank you for your question. If you have tested the heating element and it is bad, then that should be the only part you need. It may not hurt testing your thermal fuse and thermostats as well. Just to be sure. Good luck with your repair.

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Most Recent

Question:

Why does my burned out heating element have three terminals 2x 5/16"and 1x 1/4"? All the replacements i find listed have only the two 5/16" terminals. What is the correct part number i need? Thank you...

Richard for model number IEX3000RQ0
Answer:

Hi Richard, Thank you for your question. This is the correct element for your model number. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

What causes the red top wire on the high limit thermostat that on the heating element casing to melt and break off of it?

Jason for model number LER4634EQ2
Answer:

Hi Jason, Thank you for the question. It could be over heating or have a defect in the part, I suggest testing the thermostat for proper resistance. Hope this helps!

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Question:

My Roper electric dryer was running but only heating on one of the cycles. Now it is running but not heating on any cycle. What should i replace first

Kim for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Kim, Thank you for your question. The first part that you will want to check is your thermal fuse. Then you should check all of your thermostats, your heating element, your door switch - your dryer will not heat if it believes that the door is open, and your timer. These are the parts that can usually cause this issue. You can test them all with a multi meter. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

Does this kit come with the thermostat on the back side of the element

Joyce for model number PDET910AYW
Answer:

Hello Joyce, thank you for contacting us. This is just the heating element. The thermostat would be sold separately. There would be 2 of them that go back by the heating element. Hope this helps!

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Question:

I replaced the heating element and the thermostat. Still no heat. Everything else seems to be ok. What am i missing?

Dan for model number LER7646EQ0
Answer:

Hello Dan, thank you for contacting us. There are other thermostats in the dryer that could be causing this. This is the kit that comes with all of them as they should all get changed at the same time PS334299 Good luck with the repair!

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Question:

Should I also install a new high limit thermostat when I install the heating element?

Sam Cooke for model number WED5530SQ0
Answer:

Hi Sam, Thank you for the question, You can reuse the thermostat you have but we recommend replacing both at the same time. Good luck with this repair!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: John from MANTUA, OH

Heat cutout intermittently,

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Robert from HIRAM, GA

Dryer was not drying clothes fully. Was taking three cycles to dry.

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

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Michael from MORENCI, MI

Dryer not heating ip

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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: John from WEST ISLIP, NY

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Followed the video your company has.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kathryn from MARIETTA, GA

Dryer requiring twice as long to dry clothes

The part arrived in less than 5 days. Unplugged power cord and disconnected the vent line. Removed about 8 hex head screws from the back panel on dryer. Took pictures of everything to reference if I forgot how I took it apart. Used needle nose pliers to remove two wires connected to heating element. Removed 4 screws holding heating element in place. Pull down on heating element to slide off mount. Slide new heating element into place, connected wires, secured it in place with the screws. Vacuumed all the lent in and around the dryer. Before replacing back panel I tested dryer to make sure that it worked and no danger of fire. Replaced the back panel and dried two loads of clothes while I was home to make sure it worked. I did this while my husband was watching football and never knew what I was doing. Saved about $150 bucks and avoided taking time off from work to wait for service man.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Paul from HILLSBOROUGH, NJ

No heat

Took my VOM and did a continuity test on the heating coil and thermos switch. Heating coil was open

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Frank from Nokomis, FL

No heat from dryer--faulty element

I followed the very easy, well defined instructions on your web site--Best repair instructions I have ever seen.FrankR

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: David from Green River, WY

Taking a long time to dry clothes

Replaced heating element, thermostats and fuse, cleaned dryer vent shafts and it is now working like when it was new.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Brett from amanda, OH

Dryer wasnt drying very well

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.....

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Andrea from Athens, GA

The dryer wouldn't heat up

I unplugged the dryer and took the back off the appliance.
I looked online to see what the problem probably was. I saw a diagram of where the heating element was. It had two small screws holding the element on. I removed them and detached three wires from the side of it being careful to write down what wire went where.
The part select repair site popped up on an internet search so I ordered the heating element, and the fuse and thermostat and another piece. Some of the wires were loose at other places so I reattached them and tightened them. I think the only part the dryer actually needed was the piece about a foot up from the heating element.It was in the thermal cut off kit that I ordered. After replacing the other three parts, I replaced that and the heat came on. Eureka! I love my cordless screwdriver. It made taking the screws out and reinstalling them a breeze. I did notice on this dryer that it says to only use a metal vent, not foil or plastic as they can be a fire hazard. I bought the dryer for forty dollars on craigslist and have spent about a hundred and fifteen dollars fixing it up including a new dryer belt and door latch. I am looking foward to repairing something else. From a 50 year old lady. It was easier than making biscuits.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jerry from East Amherst, NY

My wife complained about the time it took to dry things.

The toughest part of the job was due to the fact that I was working in a small 1st floor laundry room. I had to pull the dryer out from the wall in order to get to the rear and squeeze between it and the washer to get behind it. I could not pull it out all the way because the 220 cord is only so long and the vent comes out also. After that, I unplugged the power cable, removed the vent, removed the back with my nut driver, disconnected a couple connectors, removed the existing heat element with my nut driver. Then I installed the new heating element and continued with doing all of the above in reverse. My wife is happy! Best of luck to all....Jerry

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Trevor from Poughkeepsie, NY

No dryer heat

After unplugging the dryer, I removed the 8 screws on the back of the dryer, then removed the large metal plate covering the heating element. I then removed the two connectors from the element. I had to remove what I think is the thermostat from the old element, and then put it on the new one. I then reversed all previous steps. Lo and behold ... the dryer was heating again! I could not have done this without PartSelect.com. Their site, images, part info and user repair stories all helped in making me (a very un-handy guy) a successful repair man ,,, and helped me save over $150!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from Lusby, MD

The dryer stopped heating. I removed the back of the dryer to find a fried thermostat and wire.

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: christopher from cincinnati, OH

Changing broken heating coil

First I removed the back plate of the dryier, 6 bolts,. the heating elemant was held in place by 2 bolts then slides into the venting chamber, disconect the female conections lower old heating elemant, revers and repeat. i dont fix much but this was a snap, clean the machine while your in there

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Scott from Huntsville, AL

Heating element went out

Simple repair. Removed back cover off of dryer about 10 screws with socket and ratchet. Removed 4 screws from element. Vacuumed it out. Then the same thing in reverse. Bing bang boom done. I think troubleshooting took the longest. What I finally did was plugged back in the dryer and turned it on and watched to see if the element started glowing. After that I verified that there was between 220 and 240 VAC across the contacts with a DMM ((NOTE) be very, very careful when and if attempting this.) That led me to replace the element after I figured there was no fuse blown.

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