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How do i reconnect the heating element wires on a whirlpool dryer ler4634jq0? i forgot to log the wire placement when removing the heating element. Help!

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If there are only 2 wires to the element box terminal it doesn't matter which wire goes on which terminal,because its a.c. current

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How do i reconnect the heating element wires? when I removed the element, I forgot to log down the wire placement.


depending on what your model number is there are a couple of styles here is one in this video that shows how the wires are connected http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yZ6b5erDsw
here is another video of another type of whirlpool as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLVEl4VTNw0 and lastly here is an upclose on how to install the heater wires in this video as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZY9CQ_CqvY if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in similar situations in the future Thanks I await your reply
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Apr 06, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I am trying to take the back off of my Whirlpool clothes dryer model LEQ8611LW1 to replace the heating element, but the back will not come off. How do I get to the heating element?


The dryer doesn't have a removable rear access panel and the heating element is accessible through the bottom front panel. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, locate and release the two bottom front panel clips approximately 4 inches from the sides.
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Once the panel is off, locate the heating element housing is on the right side and remove the hex-head screw from the heater shield.
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Remove the hex-head screw from the side of the heater housing and slide the heating element out then slide the new heating element in and secure it with the hex-head screw.

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The heating element is not necessarily busted and needs to be replaced when the dryer fails to heat up. The first thing to look at is the thermal cut-off. It blows open and cut power to the heating element if the high-limit thermostat is faulty. Disconnect the red wire from the thermal cut-off and the red/white stripe wire from the heater. Connect the red wire disconnected from the thermal cut-off to the heater terminal where the red/white stripe wire is disconnected from.

Reconnect power then start the dryer. The problem is indeed with the two bypassed components if the dryer heats up. Replace both the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat and it should solve the heating problem. Do not use the dryer with those parts bypassed due to high risk of fire hazards.

Apr 01, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I forgot to mark the wires that connect to the fuse for the heating element. Please show me how to connect the terminals on the fuse for the heating element?


it doesn't matter,it's a.c. current and theres only 2 wires on either the element or the fuse so it won't matter

Mar 04, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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How to reconnect the heating element on whirlpool dryer.


Reinstall the two wires on the new heating element, does not make a difference which wire you hook to which terminal..it will work either way.
Please rate me

Dec 07, 2010 | Dryers

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Need instructions for replacing the heating element


First UNPLUG UNIT remove the 7 or 8 screws securing the back to the dryer,the heating element is on the lower right ride where the wires are going. 2 screws hold the element in position. You will need to transfer the high limit thermostat to the new element, reinstall and reconnect all wiring, reinstall back ...Now enjoy the fact that you fixed it yourself and saved some cash as well... Good luck

Aug 15, 2010 | Whirlpool WED5300S Electric Dryer

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We lost the wiring diagram for the dryer and removed the heating element from it to get a new one. Now we can not seem to install in right because of wire placement any help would be appreciated. it is a...


From what I can tell you should be only dealing with two wires. The element should be slid, coils up, into the metal sleeve in the bottom right and the wires should connect to the prongs. If your wires arent reaching then you may need to splice some more wire in or replace the wire with a longer one.

Dec 12, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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My dryer works properply but doesn't heat


Disconnect power . Remove the panel from rear of dryer . On the long aluminum housing , close to the top , will be a small thermostat piece . Either check this piece for continuity or jump those 2 wires togather and reconnect the power . Check to see if dryer heats . If heats , pt # 279816 is the part you need . Both parts in the kit , must be replaced . If the dryer does not heat , disconnect power , reconnect the wires and check the element with an ohm meter . The wires for the element , are the 2 wires at the bottom of the housing . If no continuity , pt # 279838 is the element number .

Sep 06, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer does not heat and continues to run/will not shut itself off


This is probably due to a faulty heating element, something the average do-it-yourselfer can replace. Disconnect the power supply, then refer to the owner's manual for procedures to remove the front panel from your specific model. If your dryer has a toe-kick plate in front, that's all that needs to be removed.

1)Locate the heating element heat shield, a box on the lower right side of the dryer.
2)Using a screwdriver, pull the two screws at the front of the heat shield. Remove the front of the heat shield or, if it is on a hinge, flip it down.
3)Remove the wire leads from the heating element terminals by pulling on the leads. To avoid damaging the wires, do not grab them when you pull off the leads.
4)Remove the holding screw on the side of the heat shield that connects to the heating element.
5)Remove the heating element by sliding it out of the heat-shield box. Install a new heating element and secure it to the heat shield with the holding screw on the side.
6)Reconnect the wire leads to the new heating element by pushing them onto the terminals. Place the heat shield front cover back into position and secure it with the mounting screws.
7)Replace the front panel or toe-kick plate and reconnect the power supply to the dryer.

Aug 28, 2009 | Frigidaire Dryers

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Installing a new heating element on my Whirlpool dryer.


shouldnt make a diff, the orange wire can only go in one place,adn the 2 reds make no difference.. the only thing you need to do is remove the thermostat from the oldelemnt and install it on the new heater

Dec 04, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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