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Dryer Heater Element – Part Number: WP8544771
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Dryer Heater Element

Your Price

CAD$139.65

PartSelect Number PS11746337
Manufacturer Part Number WP8544771
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana, Inglis, Crosley.

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 | Too hot | Will Not Start

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roberto from houston, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Socket set, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WP8544771, 279973
My Dryer Was Not Heating Up.
I asked for advise, looked around and priced heating elements and thermostats. This was the best combo offered for the price given. It was shipped and received it very quick. Installed it and 5 minutes later, she was running like a champ!
155 of 341 people found this instruction helpful.
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Cornelius from ELKO, GA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8544771, 279973
Dryer working fine but no heat
Found this website and reviewed videos and comments prior to purchasing the heater element and high limit thermostat and thermal fuse kit. We had recently put our Whirlpool duet washer and dryer on pedestals and after that, the dryer would come on and run, but would not heat up. Installation of the parts we ordered was simple...and we would be considered novice installers....really great website and easy to understand. Customer service was excellent as well. After installation of the parts, still no heat and heating element was registering only 120v. We checked everything again and found that the dryer plug was not all the way in the socket. Probably came loose with the move to the petestal.....plugged it in securely and it works great now. Should have checked that first, but because it was running we just didn't think of checking it. Good lesson learned and so glad we found this website. We will definately be using this site again and telling everyone we know about how great you guys are! And at least we won't have to worry about the dryer for a while and we now know we can fix a dryer that won't heat up!
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Michael from McKinney, TX
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8544771, 4392067
Dryer would not heat, also had thumping sound as drum turned.
Viewed a video provided on this site for disassembly etc. It was not my exact same model, but the instructions were pretty much spot on. The main issues we had were just that it was bulky etc. and somewhat heavy. We could not really work on it in place, so we had to drag it to the kitchen area. I found the existing heater element to be open upon inspection. Changed it out with the one I purchased which was an exact replacement. The drum rollers, motor pulley, and belt did not really look bad, but since I ordered the repair kit, I went ahead and replaced all of them. I was glad I did because it is much quieter now. The only thing I did differently was I cut off the existing plastic triangle keepers for the rollers with my diagonal cutters instead of work them off with a small screwdriver like in the video, which saved some time and frustration. New ones were provided in the kit I purchased anyway. I also would recommend marking the front of the drum somehow so there is no confusion which way it goes when you put it back together. Works as good as new now, good for another 10 years (I hope).
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Christian from JOHNSTON, IA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8544771
Heater Element bad.
Followed video step by step. Perfect instructions. I’d only add that you should get and wear mechanics gloves. My hands got torn up by the sharp metal edges taking apart and putting it back together. Ouch!!
So happy with Partselect though. Super fast shipping and a perfect instructional video. Thanks!!

P.S. Wear gloves!!!
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Carter from NORFOLK, MA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8544771
Had to replace heating element broken coil
Remove bottom panel was able to remove the element from the bottom without taking off the whole front and removing the drum simply remove the panel remove the two wires connected to the coil unbolted the bracket that was held on by two small bolts then removed the 4 bolts holding the bracket together was able to remove the heating element and then put everything back together did not have to remove the drum the top or the back panel To complete the repair I am not an appliance repair technician just a homeowner but I was still able to repair this myself and it’s working just fine
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Chris from CANON CITY, CO
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8544771
Heating element went out
I watched your instruction video, which by the way, 1. was not for my model dryer and 2. was totally opposite of what you showed. I was able to remove the back and replace it from there versus going in from the front and removing the drum, etc etc
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Arpad from LOVELAND, CO
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8544771
dryer blowing cold air
replaced heating element
2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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Linda from DANVILLE, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8557403, WP8544771, W10120998
Dryer stopped heating
We have a very early model of the He3. We had to follow directions for the He2 model to replace the heater element and thermostat. Access is easy through the front panel, but removing and replacing the element required some force and maneuvering in a small area.

We replaced both the element and the thermostat since we had the entire part disconnected and removed. So far working great!
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Raymond from CAMERON, NC
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8577274, WP8544771, 280148
No heat in the dryer
Went to Kenmore website, got parts diagram, watched You Tube videos on dryer repair for this model, ordered parts. When parts arrived (in 4 days, great job!), re-watched You Tube videos, installed parts, dryer works great. Took longer than industry standards because I had to suction out/vacuum a great deal of lint/hair. as I went along.
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Jerry from AUBURN, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP8544771
Heater element died
Pretty easy repair and I am not very handy. I believe they engineer these machines so you hire someone to do the job. They could place that part in an area where it is easier to get to, like a door on the side or something
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