My Whirlpool dryers' heating box has a tab with a hole in it. How does the rear with the tab attach to the exhaust tube?
Answer Hello Joseph,
When you push the heater box assembly into position, the Heater Box Bracket is screwed onto position at the front of the heater box. If there is a place for a screw in the rear, you can now install it. If not, the heater box bracket will hold the heater box in position.
The rear of the heater box has a tab on it , what is this for? How does the rear of the heater box attach to the rear exhaust tube?
Answer Joseph, The heater box 3392537 usually isn't removed from the dryer, the heater and thermostats can be removed without removal of the heater box. But the heater box is inserted into the opening in the inlet duct, the tab serves two purposes, it keeps the heater box from intruding into the inlet duct and causing an air flow, heat problem. The tab has a hole so there can be a self tapping screw installed if needed. Once you remove power and the lower front panel Remove the hex-head screw from the heater shield and remove the shield.
Remove the two wires from the terminal block. Remove the hex-head screw from the heater housing, and slide the heater out of the duct.
Disconnect the wires from the high limit thermostat or the thermal cutoff. Remove the two hex-head screws.Once you have removed the heater assembly from the box, there is a single 1/4 inch, hex head screw in the bottom of the box, the attaches the box to the support, remove the screw and you can slide the box out of the cabinet.
Will this fit in a whirlpool duet?
Answer Alisha, yes, the heater box 3392537 is the correct part used for your model GEW9200LQ1. Thanks!
Does this heater box have the element inside of it or do I also need to the element too?
Answer Hello Alisha. This is just the heater box. The element will need to be ordered separately.
Should 'Heater Box" fit firmly 'INSIDE' or flush with the 'Air Duct Assemply"? Thanks.
Answer Hi Fred. Yes the heater box part # 3392537 does fit firmly into the Air duct assy. so the heat does not escape internally into the dryer cabinet ruining parts. Examine the opening of the air duct to see if there are bent in edges not allowing the can to fit into it. The Air Duct Assembly Item Number: 3387911. Thank You.