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'M' Series New Style Coil Kit

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'M' Series New Style Coil Kit – Part Number: 279834
'M' Series New Style Coil Kit – Part Number: 279834
'M' Series New Style Coil Kit – Part Number: 279834
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Part Description:
This gas dryer ignition coil set comes with two ignition coils: one three-terminal boost/hold coil, and one two terminal secondary coil. Usually only one of them burns out but you should replace them as a set. Both have to be operational for the gas valve to open.
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This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

Installation Instructions

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Dryer did not stay hot

To avoid the mistake I made, make sure you pop the small, square white plug towards the bottom left on the front of the dryer. This gives you a view into the heater so you can see if the igniter and other components are working. In our case, the heater would ignite and stay on for 5 minutes and then go out. As noted on this site, 50% of the time it is the gas coils so we tested them and they tested fine cold. However, testing all of the other electrical components and they tested out as well so we purchased the coil kit (again 50%). Following one of the many videos on the site, it was quite simple to get to the coils. Unplug and turn off the gas at the wall. Unscrew the two screws in the lint trap and pop up the lid with small flat screwdriver as there is a catch on each side under the lip in the front. With the top lid up, pull up and out on the front panel, the drum will stay in place but dip as you remove the front panel holding the drum in place. Reach under and to the right to remove the belt around the drum so you can remove the drum. The coils are right in front and are easily removed with a phillips screwdriver to remove the cap holding the coils. The coils are keyed and just slide out and into place. Replace the cap and reverse the steps. However, while you have the dryer apart, it is a good idea to remove all of the extra lint as we also did the same removing the back panel and the lint trap apparatus. We had quite the collection of lint and stuff in the blower that could never be removed without taking this apart so I highly suggest you take a look. It is about 10 phillips screws holding everything in place. With the coils in place, the dryer starts hot and stays hot. Repaired in under an hour and under $25 thanks to this site!

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Parts Used: &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: John from Warrington, PA

Dryer ran but did not dry clothing.

Best site I have ever used for repairs. First a list of what parts were needed was provided right from the start, no guessing. I followed all of the video's provided for installation instructions and and that was it. Very easy to make repairs and almost rebuilt my dated dryer to like new condition. Appliance was in very good physical condition just needed new components to bring it back. Highly recommend this site to anyone who can turn a wrench.

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Parts Used: Thermal Fuse (Limit: 183) , Flat Style Igniter , Thermal Fuse , Thermostat, Internal-Bias , &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Dennis from ALISO VIEJO, CA

My dryer would heat up for a few minutes and then quite.

Step 1. Uplugged dryer
Step 2. Removed 4 screws from inside door area.
Step 3. Lifted front panel off lower bracket
Step 4 unplugged wires from coils
Step 5.Removed 2 screws from bracket holding coil valves in place.
Step 6. Installed new coils
Step 7. Replaced holding brackets
Step 8. Plug wires back into could
Step 9. Tested dryer
All went well and reversed remaining steps to put back together!

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4 of 4 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Pete from WHITE LAKE, MI

No heat, would not sure off

Un plugged electrical cord. Shut gas disconnected gas.
Pulled front off. Stubby cross tip, 2 screws. Bink disconnected coils put new one in.reverse order install.

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3 of 4 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Bryan from BOULDER CITY, NV

No heat

REMOVE LINT FILTER. REMOVE 2 SCREWS ON FILTER HOLDER.REMOVE 2 BOLTS ON TOP OF FRONT AND REMOVE FRONT. REMOVE 2 SCREWS HOLDING COILS IN, AND REPLACE COILS WITH NEW COILS. REVERSE PROJECT. BE SURE YOU REMOVED POWER AND GAS BEFORE STARTING. TURN POWER AND GASON,AND TRY DRYER. PRETTY EASY INSTALLATION. COILS ARE ON LEFT SIDE IN THE FRONT OF MY DRYER, ON GAS VALVE.

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2 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: doyle from houston, TX

Our Whirlpool dryer had stopped beating.

I initially thought to replace the heater element, however the website gave me a list of the possible issues, with the probability ratings conveniently listed next to the part numbers. Not knowing exactly which part was needed I decided to replace all three just to be on the safe side. The parts arrived quickly (about five days) and the installation was easy and straightforward. Total cost for this project was about $50 bucks, which sure beats buying a brand new dryer.

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2 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Thermal Fuse , Thermostat, Internal-Bias , &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Craig from Rio Rancho, NM

Dryer ran, heated got to temp but would not heat again

Took off back panel of dryer and be removed old thermostat and thermal fuse. Replaced with the new one and wired up by transferring one wire at a time. Took apart top and front of dryer to get to coil valve. Replaced with new ones. Repair person would have posted 150 to diagnose and additional 50 per part got all three parts shipped for 50 so did it myself and saved at least 250.

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2 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Thermal Fuse , Thermostat, Internal-Bias , &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Benjamin from Sandwich, IL

No heat

Cost was $114.00 to replace all parts , It took longer to take apart & test everything than it did to do the repair ! I tested all parts twice , everything would test fine , I put it all back together and the dryer worked for 5 minutes , did that twice and decided to order all the parts an be done with it . Ordered the parts , that showed up at my door in 2 days !!! Turned OFF gas , took off vent hose , took back off with 8 screws , popped up top in the front , took 2 screws off the top in the back removing the brackets , Inside the front under the top removed 2 screws holding on the front , lifted the front and removed . All parts only have 1 or 2 screws holding them in place , removed 1 part at a time , removing and replacing 1 wire from old part to the new part so I did not mix up the wires , replace the part and go to the next part . It was pretty self explanatory replacing the parts , It took 20 minutes to take apart , replace the parts and put back together so my loving wife could do laundry again. You don't realize what a inconvenience it is to go without a dryer for 3 days when you have had one for 37 yrs ..... THANK YOU , 3 days can seem like forever when someone is not happy , but it was much much better than waiting 7 to 10 days for the wrong parts from somewhere else . You have the BEST parts website that I have EVER used !!! THANK YOU AGAIN , Donald

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2 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: CUTOFF-TML , CUTOFF-TML , Radiant Flame Sensor , Thermostat, Internal-Bias , &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from Ottawa, IL

The dryer would egnite the first time but would not cycle the Flame on and off

Unplug power and turned off gas.
unsnapped top of dryer so it rotated up and back. Secured so it won't fall down.
Unscrewed 2 screws on front panel. one on each side.
Lifted front panel up and off of drum.
take picture of drum belt path thru rollers and motor drive pulley.
remove drum
noted before removing wire connections, note the position of the 2 wire and 3 wire solenoids.
Removed wires from solenoids.
Removed 2 screws that held solenoids in place.
Remove solenoids by slipping them up.
Replace with new ones
Check rollers in back of dryer to see if they roll freely.
Clean and lube if needed.
Clean lint from area
Assemble in reverse order.
Test by viewing flame cycle on and off through peep hole in front of dryer.

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Steven from PLACENTIA, CA

Dryer was not heating.

Did a search for our make & model and came upon your site. Found rather quickly our Whirlpool model. In order to avoid a $75 Service visit + eventual parts to try my hand at it. Read similar posts of not heating but wasn't sure where problem existed so watching the very helpful videos and using the % of what would fix it decided to order the (3) parts. After ordering though I continued to research and saw where the problem probably started by removing the back panel, where lint had accumulated around the thermal fuse so I ordered that too. Once I received all the parts began to re-assemble. The only difficulty was the space for my hands to get those small screws back right away on the Igniter kit but with a little patience made it happen. It indicated you could remove the drum for more access room but thought I may be going a little to far with removing that too with the serpentine belt. Since I put all "new parts" in for under what it would cost for just the service call I felt I came out ahead and basically have a new dryer! Only suggestion is if you do the job yourself expect your wife to say, "If you know so much about this appliance try using it once in awhile"!! I gave it a go and it's kinda fun especially knowing you got it to work again. Thanks, Rick

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Radiant Flame Sensor , &#39;M&#39; Series New Style Coil Kit , Igniter Kit
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Rick from Temecula, CA
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Fix Number: FIX334310
Manufacturer Part Number: 279834


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