279838 Whirpool Dryer Heating Element

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The Dryer Heating Element generates heat in the appliance during the drying cycle. If your dryer isn’t heating properly, check for a blown thermal fuse or thermal cut out. If you see a break in the coil of your appliance’s heating element, replacing this part may alleviate the issue. Replacing this part will require basic hand tools, some disassembly of the dryer and novice repair experience. You must unplug the refrigerator or shut off the house circuit breaker for the appliance before installing this part.

Part Specification
• This product is a Factory Certified Part. These three words represent quality parts and accessories designed specifically for your appliance. Time tested engineering that meets our strict quality specifications
• This product is a replacement part
• Package contains (1) Dryer Heating Element
• Tools Needed: Multi screwdriver

Weight : 1.726600 lbs
Dimension : 10.380000 x 7.500000 x 3.250000
Special Price $37.02 Regular Price $41.13 10% off
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The Dryer Heating Element generates heat in the appliance during the drying cycle. If your dryer isn’t heating properly, check for a blown thermal fuse or thermal cut out. If you see a break in the coil of your appliance’s heating element, replacing this part may alleviate the issue. Replacing this part will require basic hand tools, some disassembly of the dryer and novice repair experience. You must unplug the refrigerator or shut off the house circuit breaker for the appliance before installing this part.

Part Specification
• This product is a Factory Certified Part. These three words represent quality parts and accessories designed specifically for your appliance. Time tested engineering that meets our strict quality specifications
• This product is a replacement part
• Package contains (1) Dryer Heating Element
• Tools Needed: Multi screwdriver

Weight : 1.726600 lbs
Dimension : 10.380000 x 7.500000 x 3.250000
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DIY Guide to Replacing a Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element, 5400W (Model 279838)

Replacing a dryer’s heating element can save you money on expensive repairs and make sure your appliance is running efficiently. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the Whirlpool 5400W heating element (model 279838).

What you'll need:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Socket wrench
- Lint brush
- Replacement heating element

Step 1: Unplug the dryer from the wall outlet. If you have a gas dryer, be sure to shut off the gas valve leading to the appliance as well.

Step 2: Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws on the back of the dryer that are keeping the back panel in place. Gently pull the back panel away from the dryer.

Step 3: Locate the heating element on the back wall. It will be a cylindrical shape with two elecrodes at either end.

Step 4: Using the socket wrench, unscrew the mounting bolts and slide the old heating element out of its mount.

Step 5: Remove any lint or dust around the furnace with a lint brush. Be sure to clean any other areas that may have accumulated lint.

Step 6: Insert the new heating element into the mount, and use the socket wrench to secure it in place.

Step 7: Replace the back panel of the dryer using the Phillips screwdriver once again.

Step 8: Plug the dryer in and turn it on. Check to make sure the heating element is working properly.

Congratulations! You have just successfully replaced the Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element, 5400W (Model 279838).

Please keep in mind, these instructions are for general guidance and should always be used in conjunction with the manufacturer's manual, if available.
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