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Heating Element - 240V 5400W

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Fix Number: FIX334313
Manufacturer #: 279838
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

Sourced directly from Whirlpool, this Heating Element is an OEM approved replacement part for a variety of Dryers manufactured by Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, Estate, Crosley, KitchenAid, Maytag, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, and Magic Chef. For full compatibility, please see the "Model Cross Reference List" below. The Heating Element is the primary source of heat used to dry the clothes in your dryer. This heating element is strung with a coiled wire, and may need to be replaced if your dryer does not produce heat, if it produces too much heat, or if it won't turn on. If your dryer does not heat, first check for a blown thermal fuse on the blower housing before replacing the heating element. In most cases, the heating element will have a break in the element is defective. Heating Elements are sold individually.

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Replacing your Heating Element - 240V 5400W

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Average Repair Rating: 4.1 / 5.0, 96 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    gary from apex, NC
  • Parts Used:
    WP3392519, WP3387134, 279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
dryer not heating
Checked the heating element and found a break in the heating coil. Decided to change the thermal fuse and the the cycling thermostat because of the age of the dryer.
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  • Customer:
    Tim from Fargo, ND
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767, WP3387134, 279838, 279816
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Not getting hot enough, eventually no heat
I ordered the parts I thought may be the problem. If you watch any of the videos to help with a repair most of the video time is spent taking off and putting on the back panel. That being said once the panel was off it took me maybe 20 minutes to install the 4 parts I had ordered. Could have gone faster but also had 3 kids ages 2 and up to work around. This web site not only helps you trouble shoot but then gives discounts for the parts needed and helps with the repair through videos. Obviously the objective was to help customers from start to finish and I believe they achieved just that. Will use this site in the future and tell others about it as well. My instructions are to watch their video to do the repair. Don't rush or get anxious just focus on your task. My wife said the dryer works like new now.
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would not spin
well i replaced a lot of parts..but i think it was the the lid switch. but now its brand new..Thanks
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  • Customer:
    Patrick from Charlotte, NC
  • Parts Used:
    WP3392519, 279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
Dryer not heating
Remove back cover. Switch out parts (both plug in and affixed by screws) and test. Put back cover on.
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  • Customer:
    Cynthia from Lincoln, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
My Stopped having heat
I first watched videos on the problem, then I ordered the parts & proceeded with installing them.
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  • Customer:
    Paula from RICHMOND, VA
  • Parts Used:
    279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
Dryer not heating properly.
After trying the fuse I ordered the heating element. Your installation instructions were fantastic. Once installed and I pluged it in hot air was drying the clothes. Easy to order and easy to install. Saved me lots of money.
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  • Customer:
    Robert from Ogdensburg, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
Drum turning, but no heat
Unplug dryer, Remove back panel, and remove thermostat from heating element. Remove heating element (2 screws) and put new element in. Reattach thermostat, put on back panel, plug in dryer and presto! No more running to laundromat. Super easy repair!
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  • Customer:
    lawrence from blackduck, MN
  • Parts Used:
    279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
element burnt out
replace the heating eliment
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  • Customer:
    ronald from winter haven, FL
  • Parts Used:
    279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Whirl pool dryer didnt heat
Went on YouTube and it took me here. I saw what most people's problem was, ordered the part. And followed the instructions, it works now!! Thanx
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  • Customer:
    Patrick from Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Parts Used:
    279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Dryer runs, but no heat
remove rear panel of dryer, locate dryer heating element at lower right side of dryer, disconnect thermostat wiring from heat coil, "use flat head screw driver as wedge if connectors seam tight" remove thermostat, then remove 2 screws from heat coil, then lift out coil. replace with new heat coil.
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      Model Compatibility
      This part works with the following models:
      Fix Number: FIX334313
      Manufacturer Part Number: 279838
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
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      11060722990
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      11060727990
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      Kenmore
      11060817990
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      Kenmore
      11060832990
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      Kenmore
      1106085299
      Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.6085299 (1106085299, 110 6085299) Parts
      Kenmore
      11060852990
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060854990
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      Kenmore
      11060857990
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      Kenmore
      11060882990
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      Kenmore
      11060884990
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      Kenmore
      11060887990
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      Kenmore
      11061252010
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      Kenmore
      11061802000
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      Kenmore
      11061804000
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      Kenmore
      11061812000
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      11061814000
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      11062212101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062332511
      Dryer - ELECTRIC DRYER
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