As of 2015, consumers can buy heating elements for dryers online and in-store via Sears PartsDirect. The dryer element available from Sears is not brand-specific, and according to the official Sears PartsDirect website, has a guaranteed fit and fits many dryers, including Kenmore and Whirlpool.
Consumers wishing to purchase a drying element from Sears PartsDirect can visit the website at SearsPartsDirect.com or call 1-800-252-1698. Heating elements for other dryer brands are available for purchase from other outlets. For example, Amazon.com has Kenmore and Whirlpool heating elements available. There is also a large inventory of dryer heating elements on eBay for varied brands, but inventory regularly changes.