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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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Questions & Answers

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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!

1 person found this helpful.
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: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Edward from LEAVENWORTH, KS

Not heating

Replaced the Heating Element and Thermostat High Limit Put every thing back on dryer pluged it in turn it on let it run on high heat for 25 mins Every thing is ok now. very ease to work on.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Paul from SAINT LOUIS, MO

No heat output

Checked components that could be the problem as shown in the trouble shooting video, such as the fuse or thermal overloads. All of these checks are done with the multi-meter in the resistance (ohm) mode. All checks were good until the heating element check showed no continuity. Removed the heating element and could visibly see the break in the coil. Ordered the heating element. Installed it. The dryer works fine now producing heat as it should. THESE CHECKS ARE DONE WITH ELECTRICAL POWER TURNED OFF, UNPLUGGED, DISCONNECTED. FOLLOW INSTRUCTION VIDEO. Thankyou

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Gordon from CARMI, IL

The dryer just stopped heating up but would run with no heat.

Pulled the dryer out unplugged it took the back off the dryer located both parts followed the videos and it was very easy to take the parts off and replace them. Once I got them hooked back up I tried the dryer and it was heating and working like new again.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: David from MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Dryer motor runs but no heat

Pulled Dryer away from wall and unplug. Removed back cover. Used my ohm-meter to check fuse ok. Then checked heater element no continuity. Removed two screws and three wires holding unit in place. Visibly checked coils and found break so I knew that was the problem. Ordered heating element and replaced in reverse order. Solved the problem now have dryer that works again.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from JERSEY VLG, TX

Dryer was not heating

Followed the instructions on the video. I unplugged the dryer and pulled it from the wall, I unscrewed the back of the dryer to look for the element that needed to be replaced. Because my dryer is a little older the wire were a little rusty and hard to remove. After removing the the old element I added the new one. Screwed the back back on and did several test runs and sure enough it was working like new again.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jack from NAPOLEON, OH

Low heat

Took back cover off, unhooked wires,removed screws,removed heating element,put new element on and reinstalled everything else..Now it has great heat!

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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: Jeff from Celina, TX

Replaced heating element

Removed old part put in new part.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Wrench set
Customer: Noel from N BRANFORD, CT

No heat. Dryer would not stop.

I logged onto the website and watched the YouTube video of how to do it. I am not one for doing jobs myself, but watching the video gave me all the confidence I needed.The job was a breeze!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Laurence from ROCKY POINT, NC

No heat

Unplugged the unit from power, took the back panel off the dryer, replaced the parts, vacuumed the inside of the dryer for dust and lint, replaced the back panel and, and plugged the power in.

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Ben from NORTH EASTON, MA

Dryer wouldn't produce heat

Thank goodness for the video!!! Really helped. Removed screws from back, loosened wires and screws on old element. Toughest part was getting thermostat off of old element. Video mentioned screws, my unit was attached via a metal tab. Took some figuring to get it apart and not damage thermostat. Getting new unit into venting was tight fit - had to fit juuuuuusst right. Re-attach screws, plug it in to test - hot air. Reassembly no problem. I am not a real handy guy so for me to say this was easy means it was really easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ken from DERBY, CT

Low heat. Had to run the dry cycle 2 or 3 times

Followed video

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: John from CHALFONT, PA

Taking a long time to dry clothes

Bought the heater element and was fortunate to see a video of "how to" replace. Was quite straight forward really. Just needed a 1/4 inch socket...with preferably an extension to take off the back of the dryer. the only thing that was a little different in real life from the video was taking off the thermostat from the heater element. I used a screwdriver to bend the metal fork back so I could remove it. Other than that, I was done in 40 minutes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Michael from HENRICO, VA

Not heating very well

I replaced the Thermostat, heating element and thermal fuse. Took 30 minutes and dryer is working fine

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Timothy from HARWINTON, CT

No heat

Just as the video described followed the instructions and it worked.

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

Replacing dryer heating element

The replacement was SUPER easy, and way cheaper than a new dryer. Many people will buy a new dryer rather than mess with the hassle of a part. The biggest hassle of this part was the size confinement of the space. Other than that, I feel like I have a brand new dryer!

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