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Replacing your Frigidaire Dryer Heating Element Assembly
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Heating Element Assembly 131553900

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PartSelect Number PS418120
Manufacturer Part Number 131553900
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Heating Element Assembly Specifications

This dryer heating element produces heat to dry clothes and is located in the rear of a dryer. If the heater element is burned, the dryer does not heat or over heats, or clothes are taking too long to dry, replacing this part could solve your problem. The tools needed for this repair project are a Phillips screwdriver, putty knife, and needle nose pliers. To repair, first remove the main top of the dryer and ground strap at the rear. Disconnect the two wire harnesses and remove the screws that hold the front panel to the cabinet, in order to pull out the front panel. Now that you have access to the inside of the dryer, refer to the manual for further installation instructions and detailed guidance. Remember to unplug your appliance from the power source before beginning this repair project.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Dryer Heating Element Assembly

Replacing your Frigidaire Dryer Heating Element Assembly
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Too hot | Not Heating
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Crosley.
Part# 131553900 replaces these:
AP2107129, 407685, 131553900, 131475400, 131505700
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dryer heat did not work
The how to video was great. I had a little problem with getting the belt back on the pulleys. Not enough room for my hands. I did manage to get it back on ,and runs great
  • Mark from HGHLNDS RANCH, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer came on but did not heat.
Replaced the heating element assembly. Problem was still there. Checked the electrical schematic to try to resolve. Everything checked out except the contacts on the motor M-1 to M-2 had no continuity. Removed the switch from the motor and exercised it. Works fine now.
Other Parts Used:
Drum Belt Heating Element Assembly
  • Dale from FALMOUTH, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Dryer stopped heating.
Called a repair co. Said it would be about a week before he came to the rural area my mom lives and he probably wouldn't have the part. He would order it after he determined the problem. So I went to your web site and ordered the item it said was 80% and two other parts just in case. He came and used the Heating Element Assembly and said it was a good thing we had it. He would have had to order it and come back probably a week later. THANK YOU!! WE needed the dryer repaired sooner and saved another service call. I am returning the other parts not used and you make it so easy to do. I plan on using your site again.
  • Pam from Borden, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
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no heat but otherwise ran fine
I used the posts on the site to ascertain the problem (fuze or element burnt out). The pictures were very helpful. I pulled the dryer to the floor and using my meter checked both the fuze and the element. The electrical diagrams were very helpful also. I took the dryer apart further to make sure the coil was indeed the problem. I then ordered the part!
  • Bryan from Somerville, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Heating element went out
Our heating element went out on our Frigidaire Affinity dryer. My husband is good at repairing things so we decided to order the part and do the repairs rather than hire a service technician. Before looking at the dryer we thought the back could be unscrewed and taken off to give access to the element but it did not. He had to take the dryer drum out to access the element. It was easy enough for him to do though and since we had everything opened up I was able to use the shop vac to get all lint cleaned out. I'm glad he did have to take the drum out after I realized the gasket on the exhaust pipe wasn't fitted on properly. There was some lint where there should not have been. Now that everything is clean and we have the new heating element installed we are good to go! The whole process of taking apart, installation and putting back together took about an hour and 15 minutes so not bad and we only had to pay for the part and shipping! Thanks PartSelect!
  • Susan from Brandon, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The dyer functioned fine, but was not producing any heat.
The repair was a bit more simple that what I had read here earlier, to see if I could handle it or I would have to call someone. The biggest relief was that I didn't have to remove any of the connectors from the control panel. Only 4 total connectors were removed at the Heating Element itself. Here's the steps I performed: 1) Pop the top off by prying the lid to release the 2 front clips and lift the top all the way up (like the hood of a car). Rest this against a door or wall. 2) Remove the rear access panel (2 phillips screws) on the bottom left of the unit. Remove the tension from the dryer belt and take it off the pully. 3) Go back to the front and remove (4 allen heads) from the back of the dryer drum. The drum should now have some play. 4) remove a plastic retainer that stops the drum from being lifted out. Now you should be able to lift out the drum. There is a ball & socket fitting that needs to come apart. This can be done by sharply lifting straight up. This gives you access to the heating element and you should be able to see where the coil has burned, thus opening the circuit. 5) remove (4 phillips screws) from the back panel of the dryer. Remove two pairs of connectors that attach to the heating element. Now it's out and you can begin the swap of the new element and reverse this process to put it back together. If I had to do this again, it would take less approx 30 minutes.
  • Jeff from Norwalk, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Replace heating coil
The heating coil wire broke and a section of it has become uncoiled. I had to remove the drum to access the heating coil. Disassembly was relatively easy. I took a good amount of time removing the excess lint all inside the dryer. The difficult part was re-installing the sheet metal screws as a few didn't want to cooperate due to burrs or slight misalignment.
  • Adrian from Denver, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dryer stopped Heating
Ordered in new Element. (took apart dryer first and verified the coil on the old element was broken).

-Disconnected power
-Used flat blade screw driver and popped the top of the dryer off (two clips at front of the dryer on the door piece). Pull lid back and it will rest on its own.
-Removed two screws on the inside of the front door panel then used flat blade to pop four clips off. Lift up then out to removed door panel, drum will fall down.
-Removed small white plastic rest from front frame.
-Removed back silver vent to access motor. Pull the belt tensor away from assembly and pull belt out.
-Remove drum by grabbing belt and front of drum and forcing it up until it releases from the ball housing. Slide drum out of the front of frame/dryer.
-From here you can see the heating element. disconnect the coil wires (pull them). These are in series so it doesn't matter how they go back on. Disconnect the thermostat wires (X is negative lead).
-Removed the four screws from the back of the dryer to disengaged the element. Removed.
-Reassemble backwards.
  • Ted from Mountain Home, ID
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Burned out heater element
1.Remove 2 screws and the air intake grill on the back of the unit. remove the drive belt. 2. Remove 2 screws on rear of top, slide top back and remove. 3. Remove 2 screws about a foot down on the inside on each side of the front cover. Remove four screws that secure the plastic control panel and the front panel that are right behind the control panel on the top. Disconnect the wiring harnesses, cut the nylon wire tie that is closest to the front cover. 3. lay unit on its back and and remove the two screws on the lower edge of the front panel, take your putty knife and slide it in the gap between the front panel and the dryer cabinet and release the two spring clips on both sides. Then you can lift off the front panel and control panel, set it to the side. 4. Remove the screw and the nylon guide from the center of the top front case crossmember. Remove the three screws on the inside rear of the drum, lift out the drum and set aside. 5. The drum pivot just sits in a nylon socket, pop it toward the top of the machine and lift it out, you may want to clean it good and re-lubricate it on reassembly. Disconnect the wires from the heating element and the heat sensor. 6. Set the cabinet upright and remove the four screws on the back side of the rear of the cabinet but not the two that are right in the center, they hold the pivot fixture and don't need to come out. The heater coil pan is now loose and ready for removal. 7. The seal between the filter housing and the blower housing was torn and this is an important part to have right, any air leak here will do the same thing as a dirty lint filter or plugged dryer exhaust and your new heating element will have a short, hot life. I pulled the old one off, scrapped the old glue off, applied the adhesive like the instructions on the tube say and after a few minutes installed the new seal then set the front panel to the side to let the adhesive dry. 8. The reassembly is just the reverse of the disassembly , use a couple nails or awls to help hold the dryer heater pan in place for screw installation and you might want to gentle squeeze the wire connecters if they feel loose, also check for clogged or kinked exhaust and stress the importance of cleaning the lint filter after EVERY load, it is small and all the air that cools the heating element must go through it, if is isn't maintained your new element won't last long. Have fun!
Other Parts Used:
Seal High Temperature Adhesive Heating Element Assembly
  • Gerald from Alliance, NE
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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heater element was broken
I removed dryer exhaust hose.unsnapped top cover the clips are in front and exposed inside of dryer,remove 2 screws on inside of front cover and set aside. remove lower cover in back and push belt extender until belt is loose remove 3 screws on inside of tumbler. remove tumbler out the front of dryer be careful not to damage belt set aside remove ball plate by pulling up and out it will unsnap. Now remove 2 sets of wires that are connected to heater element plate remove 4 screws holding element plate in place. Since dryer was all exposed I cleaned everything out with a wet vac put back together following instructions in reverse. Good luck
  • eufemio from deltona, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Benjamin
June 30, 2021
Hi - I ordered the heating element replacement assembly (the aluminum pan with heating coil ) and there is a piece of white felt fabric stapled to the top of the pan with no instructions. Do I remove this felt before installing into the dryer?
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Hello Benjamin, Thank you for your question. The fabric on the heater is a heat shield and it should not be removed. We also have a How To Video as well for this part that may help. Good luck with this repair!

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Jim
December 9, 2017
This will not heat and after a few minutes the dryer stops and all Green indicator lights at the right blink. Do you have any suggestions?
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Hello Jim. Thanks for your question. This is likely an issue with your control board, part number PS1145657. We would advise replacing it. I hope this helps.

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Chris
January 14, 2019
My Kenmore dryer has no heat to dry clothes
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Hi Chris, thank you for your question. Looking at your model information there are a few parts that you should take out and test to see which one is giving you the issue. The first parts to check in this case would be all of your thermostats and thermal fuses. You can test those parts with a multi meter and they should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. If those parts are fine, you should then go on to testing your heating element as well. You can also test that with a multi meter and it should be reading between 0 - 50 ohms. Something else you should also check would be your filter and ducts. Make sure there is absolutely no blockage that would restrict air flow in your appliance. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Debbie
March 24, 2018
If I buy the heating element assembly do I also need the heating coil?
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Hello Debbie, Thanks for your question. No, the heating coils are included with the assembly. I hope this helps.

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Kelly
May 2, 2018
What is the white fabric stapled to the assembly for? I assume hand protection when assembling....does this stay connected? it seems like really thick white felt.
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Hi Kelly, Thank you for your question. The fabric on the heater is a heat shield and it should not be removed. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Dryer
January 7, 2018
Dryer was heating. Smelled like something was burning, just slight smell. Not heating anymore. Checked voltage at plug, has 220. Took apart, both thermo switches or thermo fuse have continuity. Are there more than 2? Heating element has continuity. Can heating element still be bad if it has continuity?
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Hello, Thank you for your question. The thermal limiter is classified as a thermal fuse. The part number for it is PS419402. If the heating element is showing continuity, then it should still be good. I would check the high limit thermostat, the drum bearing and the terminal block to see if there any issues with them. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Penny
June 3, 2019
My dryer will dry towels but takes 2 or 3 cycles to dry. That's 2 or 3 hours. What could be wrong.
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Hello Penny, Thank you for the question. I suggest checking the Thermal Limiter, PartSelect Number PS419402. The High Limit Thermostat, PartSelect Number PS446428 and the Control Thermistor, PartSelect Number PS1149368. You will need a multi meter to test the continuity. Hope this helps!

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Alphonse
September 26, 2019
Your picture of this model does not resemble my dryer..mine has front control and is for mounting on washer . serial #xd5320907...tks
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Hello Alphonse, thank you for your question. The schematics are not that clear and are set up slightly differently than how it looks on the unit, but yes, this is the correct replacement model list for your unit. The element for that unit is PartSelect Number: PS418120 and is compatible with this model. I hope this helps!

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Ervin
March 20, 2018
The dryer was working fine until the belt broke. I replaced the belt, now it will not heat up. Is there something i could have damaged while i was working on it?
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Hi Ervin, Thank you for your question. If the oven is not heating, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the heating element assembly, the thermal limiter, the high limit thermostat, the rear drum bearing, the cycling thermostat and the terminal block. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Dan
February 9, 2018
The dryer is blowing cold. The heat element, thermal limiter, and the high limit thermostat all have continuity. I replaced the control thermostat but still has the same problem.
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Hello Dan, Thanks for your question. You may also want to test the cycling thermostat for continuity and replace it if it shows no continuity. Inspect the rear drum bearing kit and the belt for any signs of wear and tear as well. I hope this helps.

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