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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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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 ...
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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...
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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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Light Bulb - 10W – Part Number: WP22002263
Light Bulb - 10W
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PartSelect #: PS11739347
Manufacturer #: WP22002263
This ten watt appliance light bulb is two inches tall. It is used with both washers and dryers.
$16.94
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    Lisa
    February 26, 2020
    It takes our dryer two cycles to dry a load of laundry. What parts should we be replacing to repair this? Thank you.
    For model number MEDX655DW1
    Hello and thank you for writing. It certainly sounds like it could be a faulty heating element PS334313 and/or possibly a malfunctioning thermal cut off PS334299 you should check the part(s) for signs of damage or test with a multimeter, and replace the part(s) as needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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    Dave
    October 7, 2021
    Wife says dryer drying slower than usual, vents are clean and clear. Is it possible for the electric element to be partially burned out or would the whole element quit if there was a heating element problem?
    For model number MEDX655DW1
    Hello Dave, Thank you for the question. Some of the coils can burn out but in most cases you would have no heat at all. You should be able to see visible damage to the element if it is defective. We suggest testing the Thermal Cut-Off Kit and the Internal-Bias Thermostat with a Multimeter to check for continuity. We hope this helps!

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    Cheryl
    December 14, 2019
    When on any sensor settings regardless of temp items are not drying or machine shutting off. The dryer was just delivered today.
    For model number MEDX655DW1
    Hello Cheryl and thanks for writing. We believe this is a concern best addressed by the manufacturer. We are a parts distributor. We do not manufacture any units, provide technical support, authorize substitutes, fulfill warranty claims, or have access to dimensions for entire models. Please contact your unit's manufacturer, directly. We do carry related parts for units just like yours. For example, part number PS334299 Good luck with your repair. Maytag 800-344-1274

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    Ian
    December 15, 2019
    When you turn on the unit to dry with heat on time, for example 20 minutes, it shuts down within a minute or two.Tumble without heat, it keeps running fine. high limit defective? thank you for your help
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    Hello Ian and thanks for writing. It certainly sounds like a faulty thermal cut of PS334299 and /or High limit thermostat PS11742185 check the part and replace it if needed. It is recommended to replace both parts at the same time. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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    Ian
    December 17, 2019
    Changed high limit and thermostat, and motor still stops running within a minute, also without heat in fluff mode. Sometimes it runs a bit longer, and then again it runs like 10 seconds.Could the motor be bad ? or is it something else? thank you.
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    Hello Ian, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing the internal bias thermostat. If that part is fine, the motor itself could be bad. I hope this helps.

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      Common Symptoms of the MEDX655DW1

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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.
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      Heating Element - 240V 5400W
      • Gadi from Irvine, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver
      2186 of 2354 people found this instruction helpful.
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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
      863 of 920 people found this instruction helpful.
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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.
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      Heating Element - 240V 5400W
      • Remie from Mahopac, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver
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