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Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element

Part Number: AP3094254
MFG Part Number: 279838
Made by: Whirlpool
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This Whirlpool dryer heating element is rated 240 volts and 5400 watt. Replaces many older styles. When the element burns out, it cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Fits Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate and Roper electric dryers. Genuine Whirlpool part.

Genuine Whirlpool part. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Norge, Roper, and others. See all items in Dryer Heating Element.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 279838 (AP3094254) replaces 2438, 3398064, 3403585, 8565582, AH334313, EA334313, PS334313.

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Long drying time then no heat at all. John C. • Center, TX • April 03, 2014
Appliance: Roper 29"ELECTRIC Dryer RES7745RQ1

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No heat Allan M. • Withee, WI • April 02, 2014

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Purchased a pre owned dryer took forever to dry a load of clothes did some research and hoped it was a worn out heating element Larry H. • Boynton Beach, FL • June 13, 2014

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How to Replace Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element #279838

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element #279838 for Dryer made by Whirlpool, Roper, Kenmore, Maytag, Estate. Note: This video is intended to give you the general idea of the part replacement procedure. Your appliance may differ depending on the manufacturer and model.


 

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How to replace this heating element?

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My whirlpool dryer (ler6634dqo) still gets hot but takes several restarts to dry my clothes. Would this be the dryer heating element?

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Does my model have only one heating element and is it necessary to change the connection wires when changing the heating elements?

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I replaced the thermal fuse as well as the cycling thermostat and also the cut off thermal and still no heat. Do you think I need to replace the heating element ?

Gilbert for Model Number Ned5100tq1

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How many ohms of resistance should a Whirlpool dryer heating element have?

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I have a dryer that does not fully dry a load in one cycle. I have checked and the exhaust line is totally clear. I am not sure can it be a limit switch problem or maybe can the element be getting weak as it is been in use for about 7 years I have used my meter to run a test to see what temp I get when it is drying a load. Seems to cycle in a range from 130 high to a low of 119 but at the end of a load some clothes are still damp at the end of a full cycle in the auto sense mode. I also have 2 other machines in 2 other apartments that have the same problem It seems that all 3 are doing the same thing and all vents have been cleaned multiple times so I am sure that it is not an air flow problem.

Randy for Model Number rex5634pq0

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