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Heating Element Connection Wire Kit

$11.88
Fix Number: FIX334206
Manufacturer #: 279457
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This heating element connection wire kit is a genuine OEM replacement for your electric dryer. The kit is used to connect the thermostat to the heater element. The kit comes with a yellow wire nut and a wire that measures approximately 5 inches in length. If your dryer is getting little to no heat, or is taking too long to dry, you may need to replace this connection wire. Please be sure to disconnect the power supply to your dryer before replacing this part.

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Replacing your Heating Element Connection Wire Kit

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no heat
no owners manual fount, local service was weeks out & 100.00 to look at it.Pulled dry out,removed back cover & top, found technical repair manual inside ! found & retrieve codes.Looking for parts stumbled onto your great web site, ordered all possible parts you listed. spent 175.00 fixed,re assemble within 1 hr. HAPPY-HAPPY. HAPPY-WIFEY-HAPPY-LIFEY !!
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  • Customer:
    Sheryl from North Little Ro, AR
  • Parts Used:
    279769, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Dryer ran, but without heat.
offered a youtube video for the repair. My dryer looked a little different, but the parts were the same. When I ordered a thermostat button, I noticed a wire kit, too. Both parts showed to be 95% most common repairs for problem. Sure enough, I needed BOTH parts. I had a burnt wire, and the thermostat button adjacent to the burnt wire was out, too. Thanks for the info; you saved me a lot of time by providing this information! I just clipped the burnt wire, removed 1/2" of casing and joined the new wire end to the rest of the wire with the wire nut provided. The button was attached with two hex-head screws, so I removed them with the nut driver, removed the wires and plugged them into the new part and screwed it back in place. Plugged the dryer back in and had heat again!
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  • Customer:
    micah from CLOQUET, MN
  • Parts Used:
    279769, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
My dryer ran but with no heat.
First, remove the front panel just below the door. To do this, tip the dryer back a little. You can then see how the two clips on the top and the two on the bottom work. Now remove the forwardmost tubing by removing the two screw holding it in place. Next, remove the panel in front of the housing holding the heating element, high temperature fuse, and the thermal cut-off(Three of the four components that may be your problem. All of these can be tested with a multimeter on ohms. As can your fourth item located on the housing behind the heating tube previously removed. This item is your high temperature thermostat. If there is infinite resistance, the part is bad.). Disconnect the six wires connected to the components inside the heating element. Now, remove the housing by twisting right 45 degrees and then lifting up and to the right. From this point the removal and replacement is obvious. Now when I removed my housing, one of my wire ends was corroded and broke, so I needed to buy the above end and replace it. The end comes with instructions.
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  • Customer:
    Kevin from Acworth, GA
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10044440, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
No heat
Disconnected power disconnect belt pullout tub and replace heat element.
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  • Customer:
    henry from bronx, NY
  • Parts Used:
    279570, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
my unit would not stop when i opened the door,and the unit was not heating to my expectations.
by watching the short video that was sent with my purchase. it was over in less then 30 minutes, since my unit had another task which was not on the video,removing the exhaust tube to remove the back panel.I will be looking close to my other appliences in the future for help from this site ,great experience!
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  • Customer:
    Patty from West Plains, MO
  • Parts Used:
    279838, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Heating Element had gone out
I went online and got installation instructions for an Estate dryer. They had pictures and written instructions.
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  • Customer:
    Johnnie l from Greentown, PA
  • Parts Used:
    279838, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
no heat
removed back panel and then removed two screws to the heating element
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  • Customer:
    Carol from Canyon Lake, TX
  • Parts Used:
    279838, 279457
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Clothes dryer did not heat
replaced heating element, took about 30 min from start to finish, works great now. Very easy, jut took off the back panel of the dryer and took out the bad heating element and replaced it with the new one. simple as 1-2-3
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX334206
Manufacturer Part Number: 279457
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