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Heating Element - 240V 5400W – Part Number: 279838
Heating Element - 240V 5400W
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PartSelect #: PS334313
Manufacturer #: 279838
The heating element (Flat Can Heating Element 5400W, Heating Element, Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element, Dryer Heating Element) provides heat to the dryer. It is metal and measures 10.5 inches long, 7.5...
$63.52
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Dryer Cycling Thermostat – Part Number: WP3387134
Dryer Cycling Thermostat
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PartSelect #: PS11741405
Manufacturer #: WP3387134
This thermostat (Dryer Operating Thermostat, Dryer Cycling Thermostat, Cycling Thermostat, Dryer Thermostat) is used to maintain a temperature of 155 degrees in the dryer drum. The internal bias heate...
$31.58
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Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279816
Thermal Cut-Off Kit
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PartSelect #: PS334299
Manufacturer #: 279816
The thermal cut-off (Dryer Thermal Cut-Off Fuse Kit, Dryer Thermal Cut-Off Kit) prevents the dryer from overheating when the dryer high limit thermostat fails in a closed circuit condition. This part ...
$49.78
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Dryer High Limit Thermostat – Part Number: WP3977767
Dryer High Limit Thermostat
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PartSelect #: PS11742185
Manufacturer #: WP3977767
A dryer high-limit thermostat (High Limit Thermostat, Hi-Limit Thermostat, Dryer High-Limit Thermostat) is a switch that is actuated by temperature change. This high limit thermostat acts as a safety ...
$24.72
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Dryer Door Handle - White – Part Number: W10861225
Dryer Door Handle - White
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PartSelect #: PS11731583
Manufacturer #: W10861225
This white OEM dryer door handle is used to open and close the dryer's door. Comprised of plastic and 6-by-2-inches in dimension, the handle is sold individually and attaches to the dryer door. Your d...
$39.03
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Dryer Drum Support Roller – Part Number: WPW10314173
Dryer Drum Support Roller
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PartSelect #: PS11752609
Manufacturer #: WPW10314173
This is a drum support roller for a dryer. It is a genuine replacement part. The part includes the drum roller only and does not include the tri-rings. This part is sold separately. Most dryers requir...
$22.56
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Roller Support Tri-Ring – Part Number: WPW10512946
Roller Support Tri-Ring
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PartSelect #: PS11755850
Manufacturer #: WPW10512946
If you notice that your dryer is noisy or will not tumble, you may need to replace the tri ring. This part is triangular, and is less than an inch in size. Tri rings can be found both on the idler pul...
$9.12
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Leveling Foot – Part Number: 49621
Leveling Foot
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PartSelect #: PS1609293
Manufacturer #: 49621
If your washer shakes or vibrates loudly when it reaches its max speed, check that the leveling legs are even. To ensure that the washer is firmly on the ground using all four legs, adjust the legs so...
$7.32
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Heating Element Connection Wire Kit – Part Number: 279457
Heating Element Connection Wire Kit
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PartSelect #: PS334206
Manufacturer #: 279457
This kit is used for electric clothes dryers, and it comes with a yellow wire nut.
$10.19
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Drive Motor with Pulley – Part Number: 279827
Drive Motor with Pulley
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PartSelect #: PS334304
Manufacturer #: 279827
This motor fits most Whirlpool incorporated dryer brands before 1996. NOTE: Pulley is NOT available separately.
$128.57
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Jim
February 8, 2020
I put a new dryer timer in and also a new timer and timer still won’t advance. It just runs and runs.
For model number MEDC215EW1
Hello Jim, Thank you for your question. Our sources suggest replacing the dryer cycling thermostat under part PS11741405 for your model to fix the timers issues. We hope this helps.

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Deborah
February 4, 2020
Should the dryer be plugged in to check the heating element etc for resistance?
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Hello Deborah, Thank you for the question. The element should not be installed into the appliance when testing. We hope this helps.

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Dylan
January 23, 2020
Why won't my dryer start even after replacing the start button?
For model number MEDC215EW1
Hello Dylan, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing the following parts to determine what the issue is. Dryer Cycling Thermostat Part Number: WP3387134, and Thermal Cut-Off Kit Part Number: 279816. I hope this helps.

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Richard
January 23, 2020
Dryer door seal has gone bad
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Hello Richard, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS11731610. We hope this helps.

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Missy
January 28, 2020
Loaded dryer pushed start knob dryer made funny sound did not start. Push knob it does nothing no sound nothing how can i fix it
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Hello and thank you for writing. It certainly sounds like it could be a faulty push to start switch and/or possibly a malfunctioning cycling thermostat you should check the part(s) for signs of damage or test with a multimeter, and replace it as needed. Please see the part links related to this question just beneath this answer. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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Dryer motor runs, but no heat
To reach the heating element you only need to open the back cover of the dryer (about 8 nut-head screws). Remember to disconnect the power.

To remove the heating element there are two small nut-head screws. Remove the two electric wires. Then you can pull the heating element away.

You can check the heating element with an ohm-meter or visually inspect it to see if the heating element spiral wire is broken.

Don't hurry to dispose the old element. My model includes a small electric safety part. You'll need to transfer it to the new heating element (that comes without it)..

Good luck.
Parts Used:
Heating Element - 240V 5400W
  • Gadi from Irvine, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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No Heat
First tried heating element and thermal fuse with no luck. Ordered thermal cutoff and fixed problem. Had I used an ohm meter first I would have determined problem before having ordered heating element and fuse, as both had resistance. I wast just lazy and ordered the took the most common failed components first before taking dryer back off.
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Thermal Cut-Off Kit
  • Vernon from Niceville, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Dryer would run with no heat.
The repair was easy. the most time consuming part was vacuuming the dust from the back of the Dryer, The repair required removing screw from the back panel of the dryer. Then removing screws from the heating element and unplugging the wires. The only moderately diffculy part was swapping the sensor form the old element.
Parts Used:
Heating Element - 240V 5400W
  • Remie from Mahopac, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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