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DC97-14486A Dryer Heating Element For Samsung / Maytag / Amana

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SKU: APNDC97-14486D    
Condition: New
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Replacement complete heating element assembly with housing, thermostat, and fuse used for some Amana, Kenmore, Maytag, and Samsung dryer models.

Directly Replaces: DC97-14486A, DC97-14486D, DC97-08891A, DE486A, 1795935, AP4342351, EAP2432265, PD00002003, PS2432265.


  • Produces heat while the dryer is in operation.
  • Fully assembled in a metal housing, with replacement DC47-00018A hi-limit thermostat and replacement DC96-00887A thermal fuse.
  • Includes (1) Heater Assembly with Housing, L260-50 Hi-Limit Thermostat, and Fuse.


  • Material: Metal / Ceramic.
  • Electrical Specs: 240V, 5300W.
  • Overall Dimensions: 20-1/4"L x 7"W x 5-1/4"H.

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DC97-14486A Dryer Heating Element For Samsung / Maytag / Amana

Repair Skill Level: 2 | Beginner to Moderate
Minimal disassembly (if any) and some basic tools may be needed.

Part Description: The heating assembly produces heat while the dryer is in operation.

Failure Symptoms: Dryer overheats, will not heat at all, or takes an increasing amount of time to dry your clothes.

Testing: Check for damage or breaks in the element coil. Use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If there is damage to the coil or if heating element does not have continuity, replace it.

Bonus Tip: The thermal fuse and high limit thermostat should also be checked for failure, as they may also be affected.

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  • Samsung Dryer element

    Posted by John Pearson on 19th Feb 2024

    Arrived very fast , two days. Easy to install, Dryer works perfect . Saved having to buy a new one.
    Lots of online video showing step by step repair.
    Save some money with Thrifty appliance. Very fast email .
    John Pearson

  • Great Product

    Posted by Gene on 22nd May 2020

    Excellent service and delivery time. Thanks !
    Dryer heats as good as new! Part was easy to install!

  • Product was just what we needed and at a reasonable price

    Posted by George on 21st May 2020

    Delivery was prompt a rarity right now

  • Great product

    Posted by Dave on 24th Apr 2018

    Came all in one piece. Hook a couple wires up and boom right back into the dryer in minutes. Took no time for the installation at all. I had done it before but a quick you tube showed the best way.

  • Right part - right price

    Posted by Melissa Knight on 30th Jan 2018

    I've replaced MANY parts in my samsung front loading washer & dryer. Ordering from thrifty was easy and their prices are great. Shipping was fast - couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • heat

    Posted by david on 27th Jan 2018

    install part lee than an hour able to bring it out from front of dryer

  • Stopped working after one load.

    Posted by Jim Deese on 20th Apr 2016

    Installed and dryed one load.
    Thermofuse went bad after 1 load.
    Great e-mail communication, replacement unit was shipped
    the next day.
    Great company! Fast service! Great customer service!
    I highly recommend!