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Kenmore stackable Laundry Center 417.93802200 Heating Element replacement


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#1 jestlilome

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:31 AM

Hi all,
I have a Kenmore stackable (Model 417.93802200 / sn: XE22003299. The heating element is out. This has happened before, and I replaced from the back of the unit. I have read here and several other places that it can be done from the front? If so, how hard is that to do? It don't sound bad, I'm more than a little mechanically inclined, but I'm not sure a 5'3" female can pull it off (removing the drum) by myself. On the other hand, because of the placement of the unit, it actually has to be picked up and over a toilet - took about 5 people last time. I would like to be able to fix this by myself without having to schedule a time when that many people can make it at the same time.
Any advice would be great.
Thanks!
Sherry

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

The only thing you should do from the back on these dryers is unstring the belt from the motor. The rest of the disassembly is according to the Frigidaire dryer instructions on this page==> http://fixitnow.com/...er-disassembly/

Here's the part link to the new heating element==> http://www.repaircli...ssembly/1553336

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:55 PM

Thanks for the reply - you know, the only part I've been able to find was that assembly that you posted a link to. But I do remember that last time I was able to buy just the coil. I distinctly remember snapping it into place. Do manufacturers change stuff like this on a regular basis?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:07 PM

I think the mfg stopped selling just the heater coil because of premature failures from poor/incorrect installations, usually having to do with uneven tension, hotspots, sags, etc. Replacing the assembly is a much more reliable repair. Easier, too!

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:06 AM

The restring kit is still sold and the only thing I use, I've never had a problem with a restring.

The older ones use to have 1/4" terminals and come pre-stretched, it is the only one I stock and
use. I even use it to replace the newer one that has 5/16" terminals. The 5/16" spade connectors
push on and hold good and tight on the 1/4" element terminals and it is about half the price of
the new element that the only difference is the terminal size and the expensiver one doesn't come
pre-stretched.

Here's my parts notes for the elements:
Electrolux/Frigidaire Dryer element restring kits
WCI 5300622032 == 1/4" terminals -- can be used to replace 5/16" terminal element (best deal)
WCI 5300622034 == 5/16" terminals
William Burk (Willie)
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501




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