Dryer Parts

Common dryer parts that will need to be replaced

Idler Pulley

Part Number – 4561EL3002A

This replacement parts kit is used to keep tension on the dryer belt to spin the drum.  The idler pulley and spring are located on the bottom part of the dryer and is mounted on the motor bracket.  If you have noticed loud noises or the dryer’s drum will not spin, you will need to examine the pulley and spring, and replace them if they are broken.  Please use your model number to make certain that these are the correct OEM parts to fix your dryer with.

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number – WE4M216

Dryer cycling thermostat with bias heater.  This is an authentic OEM part that attaches to the blower housing inside the back part of the appliance.  Some common symptoms that the cycling thermostat is bad and will need to be replaced are, the dryer gets too hot, won’t heat, takes too long to dry laundry or the dryer won’t turn off.  You can check the thermostat for continuity using a multimeter, if the part doesn’t show any continuity the thermostat will need to be replaced.

Circuit Board

Part Number – EBR62707645

The circuit board is used to control the electrical components within the appliance, it controls when a certain dryer component will come on, the time it stays on and when it shuts off during all of the timed cycles of the appliance.  If your dryer does not start this part will need to be tested or inspected for visual signs of damage.  Please enter your dryer model number when ordering this OEM part.

Blower Wheel

Part Number – WP694089

The blower wheel is connected to the motor shaft and as the dryer motor spins the blower wheel spins with it and blows hot air into the clothes dryer drum and out through the exhaust vent.  Note: This OEM replacement blower wheel has reverse threads, you will need to rotate the blower wheel clockwise to remove it from the dryer’s motor shaft.  Some common symptoms that this part has failed are, the appliance is noisy, will not tumble or will not start.

Heating Element

Part Number – 5301EL1001J

This element is used for heating an electric dryer.  The heating element assembly comes with the hi – limit thermostat and thermal fuse prewired on the elements housing.  This is an authentic OEM replacement part.  Note: Please check the element for continuity before replacing it.  If your electric dryer is not heating it may be that only the safety thermal fuse has blown, not a broken dryer element.  Disconnect the power to your appliance before replacing this part.

Igniter

Part Number – 5318EL3001A

This part is used to heat up and ignite the gas into flame, it is located inside the burner on a gas dryer.  This OEM replacement igniter comes with a wire harness connection and metal mounting bracket.  The most common symptoms that the ignitor has failed are, the clothes dryer will not heat, the gas will not light, clothes are not getting dry.  Note: This is a fragile part and can be broken very easily, please handle with care while replacing it on your dryer.

Drum Belt

Part Number – 341241

This is a genuine OEM replacement belt that is used to turn the drum located inside of the clothes dryer, it is a flat style belt that measures 92 1/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide.  This belt uses an idler pulley to keep tension around the dryer’s drum.  It is a ribbed belt with (4) ribs and (3) grooves, it replaces many dryer belts used on many other models.  The most common symptom of a broken belt is the dryer’s motor will run but the drum will not spin.  This part will need to be replaced to fix the problem.

Heating Element Assembly

Part Number – WE11X20397

This element and housing assembly is located inside on the back part of the dryer, it is used for heat.  If your electric dryer is not heating, you will need to test the thermal fuse first.  If the thermal fuse is good, you will need to check for loose or burnt wires or a broken heating element coil.  if the coils have a break in them, the heating element will need to be replaced with a new one.  The most common symptoms of a bad heating element are, the dryer will not heat, laundry will not dry.  Remember to unplug or disconnect your appliance from its electrical power source before making this repair.

Thermal Cut-Off

Part Number – 279816

These are authentic OEM replacement parts: they are used to prevent the dryer from overheating when the dryer’s high limit thermostat has failed.  The part kit includes (1) thermal cut-off fuse (309 degrees) (1) high-limit thermostat of 250 degrees Fahrenheit and the jumper wire.  The high limit thermostat and thermal cut-off fuse are both located on the clothes dryer’s heater housing.  Some common symptoms that these parts have failed are, the dryer gets too hot, takes too long to dry the laundry, no heat, will not start.  Please remember to unplug the electricity to the appliance before replacing these parts.

Drum Slide Kit

Part Number – WE25X60

This is an OEM drum slide parts kit that contains (2) slides and the hardware for replacing them with.  The drum slides/glides are located under the front of the dryer’s drum, they are used to lesson friction and help the drum to spin smoothly.  Some common symptoms that the drum glides will need to be replaced are, the appliance is noisy, or drum doesn’t turn smooth.

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