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    • Part Number: AP3094254
    • MFG Part Number: 279838
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I am replacing the heating element. On the video, you show 3 wires that connect to the heating element. You show one top wire that goes into the black thermostat, and 2 that go into prongs on the bottom piece - one is deeper into the dryer and the 2nd is closer to outer. My drier has only TWO wires that are connected. I have one that goes into the top black, and one that goes into the prong closest to me. I do not have the one that goes into the deeper prong - appears to be an orange wire from the video. I looked around and can't find a wire that may have broken off. I took out the old heating element and it appears to be cracked so I think the problem with the dryer not heating is that. BUT I need to know if it is ok - with my type of drier - to have only two wires connected instead of the 3 that you show in the video. My order # 3549044 and the part number I ordered is WPL 279838. The dryer is 10 years old. Thank you very much!!!

Judy for Model Number Whirlpool Dryer Model Number LEN2000KQ1

ANSWER Judy, Your black thermostat connects to the heater terminal, you would simply need 1 wire to the terminal on the hi limit thermostat and 1 wire to the heating element. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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