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Need to replace the heating element in stackable Kenmore model 417.98702891

Can anyone tell me how to replace the heating element in this Kenmore stackable dryer. I have the coil heating element, just don't know how to access it. THANKS. Del

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  • roydan May 12, 2008

    Hi, in my case I know is the heating element so how I replace it.

  • van goss Dec 04, 2008

    I smelled smoke, turned it off and after it cooled there is no heat in the dryer? Is that the element?

  • Karenpdoodle Jan 10, 2009

    I have a Kenmore Stackable W/D, dryer is working but no heat.

    Model # 11088752793. Does anyone know how to replace the heating element?

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    your replacing the element why?? you know its bad?? you have the coil is it in a pan or just a loose coil your gonna string into pan? open the dryer door are ther 3 screws on back center of drum forming a triangle pattern maybe 3in. apart. asking only because hate to se you rip this machine apart for an element and its a thermostat thats gone bad

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Hi thanks for the question just underneath the dryer on the front theres a panel remove this panel the element is on the right thanks for the question the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

  • dan mcginnis Dec 08, 2011

    are you talking about the element or thermostat? i have the same model & am in the process of troubleshooting, replaced the element already that had a broken coil but still no heat. i may have the wires wrong that attach to the element. can you shed any light on this? there are 4 wires & connections & not sure i have them correct. dryer runs perfectly, but not heat after replacing the element.

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