The cost of replacing the heating element on a dryer can depend on several factors including make/ model or electric or gas dryers. The average cost of a heating element for a dryer starts at $50 and climbs up to $799, so if your dryer is on the inexpensive side replacing your dryer might be a better option for you. However, if your dryer is expensive to replace than the cost of the dryer heater element may be worth your time and energy to replace.
M/F Looking on the inside of your dryer's door or back panel find the make and model number of your dryer. Using online resources, you can locate the part number you need for your dryer heating element and an estimated price. If you are close to an appliance repair shop you can call the staff and ask if they have the part you need in stock, or you might have to order it.
M/F Whether online or in a local appliance store, compare prices in order to find the lowest price for your new dryer heating element. You can use an online shopping comparison site such as Bizrate.com(see direct link at bottom of article), online auction or direct from the manufacturer to get the best deal for the dryer heating element. With the average cost being $50 for an older electric model heating element and up to $799 for a dual heating element for a newer model, this is an investment worth researching.
M/F Now that you have purchased the new dryer heating element you are ready to roll up your DIY sleeves and replace your dryer heating element.