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Heating Element - 240V 5400W – Part Number: 279838
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Heating Element - 240V 5400W

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Your Price
$64.92

Fix Number: FIX334313

Manufacturer #: 279838

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Part 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.

Works with the following brands

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

Works with the following products

Dryer

Fixes the following symptoms

No heat or not enough heat | Takes too long to dry | Too hot | Will not shut off

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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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Customer:
Paul from Mobile, AL
Parts Used:
285753A, WP8318084, 388253A, WP358237, WP3392519, 285785, 3360629, 279838
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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:
Cynthia from Lincoln, CA
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3392519, WP3387134, 279838, 279816
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX334313
Manufacturer Part Number: 279838
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