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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: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: David from Bend, OR

Dryer wouldn't dry at all

1. UNPLUG 2.Undo 8 screws @ back of dryer. Locate heating element midway down on right about 6"x10" has three thermostat wires connected to it undo the 2 screws & 3 wires either order. You will need to pry up GENTLY on the thermostat on the old element. Replace themostat to new element and make a test run to make sure its running and HOTand repeat steps in reverse order...

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17 of 19 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Andrew from Roslyn Heights, NY

The dryer was working normally, just no heat

Very Very Easy all you need is a 1/4 inch nutdriver. 1st remove the screws from the back of the dryer. 2nd you will see a shaft like duct work. remove the 2 screws from this shaftway, lift out the old heating element and replace with the new element. Part select was right on target and fast. 2 days to recieve my order. I expected to have to buy a new appliance. Partselect made it possible to fix it like new for around $80.00

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12 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: allen from perrysburg, OH

There was no heat from the dryer

I watched the video on how to diagnose problem and then how to repair . Videos were very helpful. Also the parts were ordered on line and arrived in 2 days. Parts at a local appliance parts store were twice the cost of what I paid for the parts from PartSelect.

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6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: John from San Antonio, TX

Damp clothes after drying....

repair was fairly cut and dry...if you have any handyman experience....the hard part was partselect web page...starts out easy to locate part if you have the correct model number....however after that it can be confusing as to what you are looking for part wise and if you have located the correct part....diagrams are helpful if you could see them and/or understand them or what you are looking for....as a novice can be fustrateing....even after calling partselect for help/explaination....other wise it went well for a repair and hopeful will get another 10yrs out of this dryer.....

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12 of 24 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: larry from decatur, IL

Dryer would't heat up and noticed a smell of something very hot just prior to dryer not heating up.

Prior to ordering parts i moved the dryer out and took the back off the dryer with a nutdriver. I noticed right a way the heating element was damaged and burnt up. I ordered the above parts and recieved them in two to three days. the parts on my dryer were easy to get to and I just matched up the parts i recieved and replaced them one at a time. It only took a nit driver to remove them and plug the wires back in to the new parts.
the dryer works like new again.

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7 of 10 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: Teresa from Gilroy, CA

Dryer was not heating

We pulled the back off the dryer and we weren't sure where the problem was exactly. So we pulled off the heating element and the thermostat. The heating element seemed to be burnt out, so we ordered that and the thermostat. We got the parts very quickly, so we put them in and found that the dryer still didn't heat. There was another thermostat (trip thermostat) that we decided to order and try...bingo...that was it. Now it works like a charm.

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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: All About Eve from Hollywood, FL

Dryer was blowing cold air

It's amazing... I fixed my dryer!! I am a 47 year old woman with no technical training, and I did it!

I live in a apartment and I bought the Whirlpool Dryer (Model #LER7646JQ0) USED for $150 about 6 months ago. The dryer started blowing cold air, so I called the place that I bought it from and they quoted me a price of at least $300 to fix the dryer.

After searching through google, I found the partselect.com website, and read the repair stories. I decided to take a chance. I ordered just 2 of the suggest 4 parts that could fix the issue, and the dryer did not work. The next day I order the other 2 parts, and that did it - my dryer was fixed.

The diagrams on the site were a little confusing to me (the dryers looks a little simpler inside) but it was easy to repair. I used a screw driver and plier to do the repair, however it would have been much easier if I had a socket set. I would suggest buying all parts suggested, and return the items you don't need. Here are the parts I used:

1. THRMST-FIX (Thermostat, High Limit 221 F
2. USE WPL 279838 (Heating Element (10" long x 6" wide)
3. Thermal Cut-Off Kit
4. Cycling Thermostat (Limit: 155-25) (Thermostat, Internal-Bias)

Good Luck!

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Jessica from Campton, KY

Dryer would not heat

thought the heating element was bad, once inside the element
looked good, tested continuity , tested good.
further test revealed I only had 110 volts at the wall outlet,traced problem to fuse blown in disconnect box under
the house.
Did not need the heating element.luckily parts select is taking the new element back since I did not use it.
Hope this review helps.

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer would not heat up

Un plug or remove power before you start. First you would have to remove the rear panel of the dryer. All you need is a quarter inch nut driver. Then look at the bottom right side of the dryer. There you will see the heating duct. At the very bottom is where the element is. There are two screws on both sides( they will all be removed with a quarter inch nutdriver ). After you have removed the four screws holding the element on you will have to remove two wires from the elemet be sure that you mark them and dont mix them up. You will also have to remove the round temperature sensor because you will have to reinstall it on the new element. Then you get new element and reverse the order of my directions. Good luck and be safe ALL WAYS REMOVE POWER BEFORE WORKING ON ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

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5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

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

Bad heating element

Pulled the dryer away from the wall took back cover off the dryer. Used volt/ohm meter to identify the bad element. Ordered the element it came in two days. 2 screws and 2 wires to plug in and we were back to drying cloths

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7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: John from Boynton Beach, FL

No heat

Unplug Dryer.
Disconnect dryer vent line from rear of machine.
Removed 8 screws holding back cover on.
Removed back cover.
Disconnect 2 quick connect wires from dryer heating element tube on right side of the machine.
Remove 2 screws holding element cover in place.
Remove cover and element.
Remove thermostat from unit and connect to new unit.
Re install parts in reverse order of above.

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5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Walter D from Bridgewater, NJ

Dryer not producing any heat

Removed rear panel after disconnecting the Power.Disconnected the fuse ,thermostat 250f, and replaced them. Then removed the old heater and installaled the new one. Then plugged in the heater and still no heat..So I have decided to replace cycling thermostat and temperature switch,which I ordered yesterday. These are the last two items that you suggest as being a cause.

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4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Chris from Taunton, MA

Clothes coming out damp, after a 60 min cycle

1. Unplug unit, next disconnect vent then remove back cover. 2. replaced element (very easy) then 2 thermostats, then put cover back on. 3. Removed frt. cover by following directions that came with maint. kit this too was easy. The hardest part is getting belt on as your putting drum back in, and even that was only so hard. Just TAKE YOUR TIME, and you will get it.

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3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

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

Burnt out heating element

removed back of dryer. Pull electical connections, removed heating element. Inserted replacement element, attached electrical connections and attached dryer back. Done -easily done.

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3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer ran with no heat

Dryer ran with no heat. Replaced the Thermal Fuse and when that didn't fix the problem discovered the element was burned. Easy fix except the F-disconnect fitting broke when I tried to remove it and male fitting on the heating element is 0.375 and all I could find were 0.250 F-disconnect fittings. I finally found a supplier who had a 0.375 fitting and the repair took 10 minutes after that. The online videos at PartSelect are excellent.

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS334313
Manufacturer Part Number: 279838
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