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Title: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: AJ on March 16, 2011, 12:16:05 PM
"This video shows step-by-step instructions on replacing the Heating Element Coil on Maytag dryers.

Buy part #Y313538 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Heating-Element/1246128)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ6Dqygax98
Title: Re: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: schaffersapplian on March 17, 2011, 06:16:12 PM
2 things that I do a little differently that makes the job a bit faster.  Most of the time I do not remove the wires on the door switch, I simply rotate the entire front panel 180 degree's and lean it against the side of the dryer, or up against the washer.   The other thing which saves the most time compared to this video, is when removing the old heating coil, I take my Diagonal cutters and snip the coil at each insulator pin.  This makes for simple removal of the coil in half the time.
Title: Re: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: JWWebster on March 17, 2011, 08:22:00 PM
yeah that is what I do too.
Title: Re: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: theoldstoveguy on March 17, 2011, 10:22:19 PM
I just put in a 303404 (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=93887.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fpart_details.aspx%253Fpart_id%253D4290655%2526pn_%253D303404) whole unit and I am done. I see a lot of broken insulators as well.
Title: Re: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: tgoods on March 17, 2011, 10:40:40 PM
The 303404 (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=93887.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fpart_details.aspx%253Fpart_id%253D4290655%2526pn_%253D303404) is better for the beginners who frequent this forum.  Well worth the extra $30.  I like how little space the Y313538 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-Y313538-%3d%3d) takes up in my truck and it only takes me 10 minutes to install.
I know the Y313538 is supposed to be prestretched but I find them a little too tight, so I stretch them just a little bit more.
Title: Re: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: theoldstoveguy on March 17, 2011, 11:00:22 PM
Use to restring them for 10+ years then just wasn't worth the trouble. Installed and move on. Also seemed the restring would not last as long as a whole unit.
Title: Re: Dryer Heating Element Coil Replacement - part #Y313538
Post by: appdoc on March 17, 2011, 11:06:18 PM
never restring anymore, quicker to slap whole unit in, if u don't get perfect spacing u have trouble down the road