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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.

9 people found this helpful.
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.

2 people found this helpful.

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:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Gadi from Irvine, CA

Dryer motor runs, but no heat

To reach the heating element you only need to open the back cover of the dryer (about 8 nut-head screws). Remember to disconnect the power.

To remove the heating element there are two small nut-head screws. Remove the two electric wires. Then you can pull the heating element away.

You can check the heating element with an ohm-meter or visually inspect it to see if the heating element spiral wire is broken.

Don't hurry to dispose the old element. My model includes a small electric safety part. You'll need to transfer it to the new heating element (that comes without it)..

Good luck.

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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: Remie from Mahopac, NY

Dryer would run with no heat.

The repair was easy. the most time consuming part was vacuuming the dust from the back of the Dryer, The repair required removing screw from the back panel of the dryer. Then removing screws from the heating element and unplugging the wires. The only moderately diffculy part was swapping the sensor form the old element.

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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
Customer: Leslie from Dallas, TX

No heat for dryer

Moved dryer from wall,disconnected power. Unscrewed the 12+ sheet metal screws holding on the back cover. Located heating element, remover it's two sheet metal screws and pulled down on the element to remove. Disconnected the two electrical leads from element and went to the top of Dryer. Do not remiember if told to remove the tempture kill button was easy to see that it was needed on new element. Moved high tempeture senson to new element. Reversed steps to install new element. Replaced back cover, pluged in and powered up. Works like a champ. Thanks for the price on the part and the video which started me on the right track. I'll be back !!

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309 of 384 people found this instruction helpful

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

No heat for dryer

I first disconnected the power. Then, I took off the back panel with about 8-10 screws. There were a couple of screws that held the heating element in place, which I removed. Then, I disconnected the heating element. The heating element was toward the bottom right hand side and was easily accessible. The connections to the heating element were a little bit tough to disconnect but not too bad. I had to use a flat head screw driver to kind of pry them off but looking back I think some needlenose pliers would have worked better. I then removed the bad heating element and plugged in the new one. I replaced all the screws and turned the dryer back on. It blew hot air again and all was well. I am not very mechanical and it was all pretty easy.

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233 of 254 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Donna from Bushnell, NE

It was taking alomost twice as long for a load of clothes to dry.

First I had to take the back cover off. I removed the heating element and the thermostat and replaced them with the new repairs. It was relatively simple---any handiman could do it and would not require a repairman. We talked to a salesman at Sears to see what they thought the problem could be and then got on the internet. The best part was that the repairs came within a few days of placing my order. That was super!!!
Thank you for your fast response.

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148 of 163 people found this instruction helpful

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

Heat in dryer very low, would take an hour and half to dry a load

First I called an appliance repair place. They charged me $40 to come out and said "the air vent might be clogged". I snaked it out and really wasn't anything in there. So I started thinking it might be a thermostat. After reading the reviews that others posted here, I said, "how hard can it be"? Thanks to PartsSelect putting a diagram (schematic) of the parts, I could see what I was looking for when I removed the back panel. So I took my nutdrivers out, disconnected the vent hose and removed the 10 or so nuts off the back panel & got it out of the way. Took out the vacuum cleaner and sucked all the lint out. Removed the housing where the heating element was and marked on both thermostats and housing where each wires went. As cheap as PartsSelect had the thermostats priced, I figured why not remove the guesswork by buying the highlimit and cycling thermostats and a new heating element too. One screw in each thermostat and out they came. Swapped wires with new thermostats and put them back. With the heating element...it was all one piece, so no fighting to get the element into an old housing. Just swapped them. Put the back panel on and reconnected the vent hose. Cost to repair: about $100. Time for parts to get to me: 2 days. Time to install new parts: about 10 minutes. Knowing that I have a dryer that runs like new AND saving a TON of money on electric bill....THAT is priceless. Thanks PartsSelect!

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Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Coleen from Chillicothe, OH

Heating element burned out.

After realizing that my dryer was no longer heating, I took off the back and examined the heating element. I saw that a coil was broken and knew that it needed replaced. When the part came in, I basically changed out the wires that were plugged into the old element on to the new one, replaced the screws in the heating element housing and back panel, plugged in the dryer and was back in business! Oh, by the way...I am a 49 year old WOMAN!!!!

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106 of 164 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Robert from Scott, AR

Dryer had no heat and run forever.

after watching many videos on my problem and finding Partselect i read about others with same type issues and i decided to attempt my own repair.the first thing i did was go to home depot and buy a ohm meter around $10 then started testing all switches etc.first unplug the dryer then removed the rear panal and tested all circuits.my heating element tested bad so i removed it following the instructions from partselect taking about 5min.my heating element was broken.its funny but my dryer kept on running continually when it stopped heating,but the timer would move to the very end and just not quit.after reading on partselect i determined that my resistor not my timer was the problem.so i ordered the resistor without testing it first from partselect.turns out it was the problem now my dryer heats up fine and goes off like its supose to.i do advise to test things first like i should have but i just got lucky on the resistor.partselect is the only place i will buy from they are fast getting your part to you 2 days for me,and very cost effective.i spent around $84 including the cost of a ohm meter to repair my dryer which is 18 years old.beats the cost of replacing the dryer which i think many will agree.good luck on your repair hope this helped it was my first time ever repairing any home appliance.

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81 of 115 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer lost heat but kept spinning

Removed rear panel 10 screws, and heating element was situated on the right hand side of dryer and was held in place by two screws and had two heavy duty red wires connected to the element which were easily removed . Installing this item was a breeze .

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60 of 81 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Herbert from Holley, NY

No heat,thumping when running

Removed front panel, drum,replaced belt,tensioner and worn rollers. Then removed rear panel and replaced heating element and high limit thermostat. While I was there completely cleaned inside of dryer. Repair and replacement of parts was quite easy. Just take your time and don't hurry it.

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35 of 42 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Benjamin from Greenville, NC

The dryer element was not coming on and looked like it had burned up

i decided to order the new element which was the most expensive part then decided to add the thermostats just incase they were bad because they were rather inexpensive. got the parts in took the back off the dryer located the parts i ordered and simply replaced them with the power cut off to the unit. put the back on and it heated like it was better that new my clothes dry 5 times faster than it did when i bought the thing.

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37 of 49 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Marlene from Indianapolis, IN

Replaced heating element in my dryer

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do the repair myself. Happily, I was able to and my dryer works like new ! I figure I probably saved about a 100 bucks doing it myself rather than calling out a repair man. Oh, did I mention I am female and didn't have to have a man do this for me. :)

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30 of 33 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Michael from Plano, TX

The dryer had no heat

I ordered up a new heating coil. It was plug and play, real easy to do. Make sure to turn on the dryer with the before you put it back together to make sure the heating coils heat up. Be careful though, it will get real hot, so run for a second or two. Also, you may see a little smoke as the coil burns in, that should be fine. Once it is tested and works, let it cool off, then reattach it, put on the backplate and you are done!

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30 of 36 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer would not heat

I removed the four screws holding the
heating element, then I pulled the element out
and then put the new element in and hucked
the wires from the old element after I disconnected
them to the new element..no problem......

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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: lori from windsor, MO

No dryer heat

Took the back off with a cordless drill with an apex holder. I unplugged the old wires from the old heating element and plugged them into the new heating element. Put the back back on after testing it to make sure it worked and that was it. Since this element was in a housing it was really simple to reinstall the new one.

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