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Igniter Kit – Part Number: 279311
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Igniter Kit

Your Price
$40.20

Fix Number: FIX334180

Manufacturer #: 279311

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

This silicone carbide igniter with ceramic holder kit includes the 3" flat igniter, bracket, 4" wire leads, and the plug. It can replace both round and flat igniters. This kit is used for many gas clothes dryers.

Works with the following brands

Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Crosley, Estate, Amana, Inglis, Admiral, Magic Chef

Works with the following products

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo

Fixes the following symptoms

No heat or not enough heat | Will Not Start | Takes too long to dry

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by Fix customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.2 / 5.0, 26 reviews
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Customer:
Joe from Red Bank, NJ
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Wrench set
The coil kit was malfunctioning. Difficult to fully diagnosis as the problem.
The coil kit showed the correct numbers and it worked intermittently. However, when replaced everything worked OK. I also replaced the igniter, however, I do not believed it was a problem. However, I left in the new igniter.
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Customer:
William from Lancaster, CA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Timer would not advance. Would run only in timed dry cycle. But even then would not heat air. Timer would advance in the timed dry cycle.
I ran a complete electrical system check of every component accessible from the rear or top of the dryer. (this dryer has no front access panel). Every component checked ok. I dreaded the thought of having to remove the drum. I went on your web site and watched your tech remove a drum. Nothing to it !. I had the drum out in 5 minutes. I read one of the customer reports about an "open' coil on the gas valve. I checked the coils. The three wire coil had an open circuit. I ordered new coils from PartSelect. as long as it was apart I replaced the Igniter and the drive belt even though both were still working. The dryer works just like it did 25 years ago.
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Customer:
Anthony from Bronx, NY
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Burner would not ignite
The repair was quite easy thanks to the right parts. Seriously, I'm not a pro and I appreciated how this site had a scorecard on what the potential problem with my dryer was. I simply bought the parts and replaced them. A good nutdriver set came in handy since the entire back of the machine needed to come off to access the burner. Thanks for saving me $500 for a new machine when $40 worth of parts did the trick!
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Customer:
John from Portland, OR
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
No problems it went well, very easy.
Searched for problem on internet and found your diagnostic tools and repair videos. I ordered parts... when they arrived I took the machine apart per the video instructions, and replaced the old parts. The dryer works. Ta Da :) Thanks
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Customer:
Charles M from WESTVILLE, IN
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Dryer wouldn’t heat up
Unplug the dryer. Remove the lent carver screws, remove catcher. Pop up washer top on front side and fold the top backwards. Remove top 2 nuts that hold front sheet metal of dryer, then pop loose the bottom just as you did the top side. Set aside front cover. Go under the drum and push the belt tensioner forward to release the drum belt and remove tensioner from its slots. Slower pick up drum by belt and move forward out of the back panel and set aside. The coil packs and the igniter are now in plain sight and pretty self explanatory to remove and replace. Just a few screws and plugs for coils, and one screw and plug for igniter. Be very gentle with igniter cause it’s a very brittle and easy cracked component!!! The thermal fuse is onthe backside of the dryer. Remove the screws and take the panel off. Locate the thermal fuse. Remove the one plug and one screw and replace with the new unit. reassemble is reverse of disassembly on back and front.
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Customer:
Dan from Lyons, IL
Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
No heat
Unplugged,disconnected the vent hose. There was no need to take off the back. Removing the screws at the vent/screen and the two in back enabling the top to be opened. Loosening all the screws to get the front panel off. I was able to replace the part in a few minutes, then put the dryer back together. No luck dryer still would not heat.The recommendations from this site have worked once in the past. One can follow the recommendation however there is know way to determine what the problem actually is. It looks like this time it didn't work out and we need to look for a new machine..
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Customer:
Javier from West Covina, CA
Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
It does not heat
Just follow the instruction on youtube video discover with the Multimeter what the Igniter doesn't work, I make the order with you(very easy to order because you have the part) wait 4 days my part arrived and I fix it. and my Dryer is working again Gracias.
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Customer:
John from Wauconda, IL
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Dryer heat was intermittent hint pry small plastic square off (lower front) to see Flame action.
Removed lint trap from top. Removed two screws by liny trap hole. Pried front edge up with putty knife. Lifted top enough to get to inside front. Disconnect the door switch. Using nut driver, removed two hex head screws that held front on from the inside. Lifted front up and away, Watch out for the drum. Removed two screws from gas valve. Unclipped both coil connections. Changed coils and attached clips. Used socket set to remove hex bolt that holds igniter. Unclipped old one, Reattached igniter. I did not have to replace igniter but chose to since I was opening dryer. Changed the thermal fuse 9 months ago. This is located in the back of the dryer..
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Customer:
Duane from Hesperia, CA
Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
The igniter was broken and the thermo fuse was blown.
I removed the front panel by removing the two screws holding the lint chute pulling out the screen. Pulling the top of the dryer forward a little and lifting to clear the panel clips. removed two 5/16 hex screws on each side of the front panel while holding the drum and lifting up the front panel off the two front clips. Removed the burner assembly, assembled the new parts and reversed assembly. The fuse on the back only had one screw easy to get to. good Idea to vacuum out all the lint inside and around the motor while its apart also good time to remove the lint chute and clean out the inside of that as well.
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Customer:
james from gloucester, MA
Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
No heat
replaced the thermal fuse and it works great. did not need the igniter or thermostat.
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Customer:
Robert from Philadelphia, PA
Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Gas dryer not getting hot
i followed an online (youtube.com) video on how to install an igniter. and the dryer works fine now.
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Customer:
Norman C from Lansing, IL
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
No heat
After using a plastic scraper to release the top, the two screws inside the front are loosened and the front is lifted off of the two bottom hooks. The wires are removed from the door switch and the front put aside. The belt is removed from the motor pulley and the drum removed from the dryer. One sheet metal screw is removed from the burner tunnel to take out the heat sensor. The gas valve is turned 90 degrees off and the burner nut is loosened. For sheet metal screws hold the burner assembly to the base. One screw holds the flame igniter to the burner. The drum is reinserted with the belt to the wear pattern and back around the motor pulley. The drum is rotated to insure the belt will stay on. The front is both pushed into the drum and down over the two lower hooks. The two screws are inserted and tightened. Start the dryer to insure proper operation before putting down the top.
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Customer:
Nathaniel from Manvel, TX
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
Dryer not heating
Followed u tube video and made repair..still no heat. Changed out fuse and got heat. Always do the easy stuff first.
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Customer:
Paul from Lewiston, NY
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Burner tube was shot and igniter was broken thus no heat
Lifted top of dryer and supported with wire per video. I watched a video first before starting the job. Then removed the front panel and supported the drum. Didn't have to remove the drum as the gas valve unit was at the lower left front corner. Then it was just a matter of replacing the burner tube and the igniter being very careful not to break anything. Putting the front panel back on was the toughest part of the job. Once back together the dryer worked fine. I shoud mention that I had to take the burner bracket off because it was a little tight to work in that area to get the burner tube on the bracket
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Customer:
johnnie from easley, SC
Parts Used:
  • Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
No heat
replaced igniter , 1 screw to remove, very simple. I recently threw away another dryer for same reason. If I knew how easy it was I would have repaired it too. This dryer is over 20 years old and I think I can get another 10 years out of it. I'm not a big fan of the new electronic controls.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX334180
Manufacturer Part Number: 279311
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