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Igniter Kit

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PartSelect Number PS334180
Manufacturer Part Number 279311
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Igniter Kit Specifications

If your dryer will not heat, takes too long to dry, or does not provide enough heat, you might want to replace your igniter kit. This silicone carbide igniter with ceramic holder kit includes the 3-inch flat igniter, bracket, 4-inch wire leads, and the plug. The kit can replace both round and flat igniters and is used for many gas clothes dryers. Be sure to disconnect the power source from your dryer before you do this repair. The igniter is located within the burner assembly, so you will require tools to complete the repair. You will need a putty knife, a small flat blade screwdriver, a 5/16 nut driver, and a 5/16 socket with a ratchet.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat | Will Not Start | Takes too long to dry
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid.
Part# 279311 replaces these:
AP3094138, 3415, 279311, 239233, 239300, 239302, 26000279311, 279185, 279311, 279311VP, 338899, 338900, 3389895, 340607, 343128, 41-311, 6-85211, 660991, 685211, 686590 ... Show more , 687399, 691039, 8113, 99912719, DE351, DE363, K35-166 Show less
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Veronica
November 15, 2017
My dryer just went out. It still spins and blows cold air out but will not heat. Is the igniter kit what i need?
For model number AGD4475TQ1
Hi Veronica, Thank you for your question. I would suggest doing a couple tests on some of the main parts that usually go out in a situation like this. You can use a multi meter. I would say first test your M series coils, then your thermostats, and then your igniter, and radiant flame sensor. Those are the most common parts to go out. All of them should read 0 ohms when testing them. The igniter however should test anywhere between 50 and 400 ohms of resistance. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Warren
November 9, 2017
How do you test a ignitor
For model number WGD4800XQ0
Hi Warren, Thank you for the question. If you test the igniter with a Multi Meter it should read between 50-400 Ohms. If is is less then 50 the igniter is defective. Hope this helps!

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Pete
November 7, 2017
The dryer starts, igniter glows, starts the gas, gas goes on and stays on and burns for only about 30-40 seconds and the gas shuts off. Have already replaced the coils with new ones. Suggestions. Thanks
For model number LGQ7030KQ0
Hi Pete, Thank you for your question. I would suggest checking your thermotsats, your thermal fuse, and your radiant flame sensor. It sounds like it is going to be one of those parts that is the issue. You can test all of those parts with a multi meter. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Anlo
April 13, 2018
I changed my dryer's igniter when the dryer would not heat. The dryer then worked, but after 2 loads of laundry, the dryer has the same problem as before - it turns, but does not heat. A multimeter test confirmed the new igniter was burned out again. What could be causing the igniter to burn out again? Thank you for your advice.
For model number 110.74952300
Hello Anlo, Thanks for your question. The thermal fuse could also be going bad and that could cause the igniter to burn out. You may wish to test the thermal fuse with your multimeter for electrical continuity and replace it if it shows no continuity. I hope this helps.

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Hal
November 7, 2017
My dryer has had the ignition coils replaced in the past when the gas Flame would stay lit, this fixed that problem. Now a couple years later when i turn the dryer on i don't even get a Flame at all, what part or parts might be suspect ? Thanks
For model number MGD5570TQ0
Hi Hal, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the coils, the internal bias thermostat, The igniter kit, the radiant flame sensor, the high limit thermostat, and the thermal cut-off. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Ray
August 24, 2017
I turn my dryer on and there is a Flame. In a short period of time the Flame goes out, lets say 5 to 6 minutes.
For model number lgr3624jq1
Hello Ray, thank you for contacting us. It sounds like it may be the coil kit. When the igniter reaches a high enough temperature, these coils work together to let the gas enter the dryer. The coils may test within specifications when cold but when they get hot from the current to open them, they become too weak to open the gas valve. Hope this helps!

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Dennis
November 2, 2017
No heat on 'permanent press' but heats up properly on 'heavy duty'. What part(s) do you recommend to replace?
For model number LG5801XMW0
Hi Dennis, Thank you for the question. I suggest replacing the Dryer Timer Switch. This switch controls the cycles and when to send power to the igniters during the cycle letting it know when to heat up. Hope this helps!

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Guy
August 14, 2017
Dryer will start fist time when turned on then will not light after in opperation in cycle.
For model number Whirlpool / #GGW9200LW0
Hi Guy, Thank you for your inquiry. Where the dryer is shutting off too soon there are a few parts that you will need to check to see if they are causing the problem. You will need to check the internal bias thermostat, the door catch, the electrode sensor, the M series new style coil kit, the radiant flame sensor and the disposable thermal fuse. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Paul
December 11, 2019
I replaced the igniter switch that i ordered and worked fine when i tested it again i’m not getting the gas to go on could another part gone bad should i check with with the multimeter?
For model number LGN2000PWO
Hello Paul, thank you for writing. It is likely a faulty Thermal Fuse, part number PS11741460 for your model dryer. You can test the continuity with a multimeter. You should receive a reading of zero or infinity for it to be functioning properly. Good luck with your repair!

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Gerri
March 14, 2019
I checked to make sure there was good air flow. Replaced the coil valves. And it still does not heat. When you start it it has the normal click but does not ignite. What part do i need?
For model number WDG9200SQ0
Hi Gerri, Thank you for your question. If it is not igniting the igniter will likely need to be replaced. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Customer Repair Stories
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No Heat. Dryer keeps running but no heat to dry clothes.
Repair was very easy. We are in the internet age so I use it all the time to get info on how to repair any thing in the house including cars. This time it was my dryer. I typed up 'Kitchen Aid dryer has not heat'and pressed searched and PartSelect came up. Typed in the model number and looked up the comments on No Heat. They had pretty cool site that shows videos on how to repair this things too. Came to conlclusion that the THERMAL FUSE was the main problem. Ordered it and as well as the Igniter assy just to make sure and as well as save on the shipping just in case. Ordered on Sunday night and the shipped the next day. It arrived on Tuesday. Unfortunately had a little problem on the shipment. Called PartSelect and they are so awesome they shipped me new parts asap at no extra charge. Awesome Awesome! Parts came in Thursday and first installed the Thermal Fuse and BAAAM! problem solved. Did not need the igniter assembly. Now I have an extra part in storage.
To replace the Thermal fuse.
1. Disconnect Dryer from power outlet. Remove the bolts on the back panel with a 1/4" socket. I used power drill because it is much faster.
2. Locate the Thermal Fuse. Disconnect wires and remove the bolt. Slide it up and pull. Install the new one and reconnect the wires. Replace the panel and plug the dryer.

That solved my problem. It should solve yours too. The whole process was less than five minutes.
  • TEODY from MILPITAS, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    WP3392519, 279311
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No heat to dry clothes
First I took the front of the dryer off then located the igniter. It only required removing two screws, removing old igniter, replacing with new igniter, and replacing the two screws.. While I was replacing the igniter I took the drum out and throughly cleaned the inside. Lucky me, I found 85 cents on the floor of the dryer. I am 65yrs old, married and mother of two.
This was easy to do and sure saved money. I reccommend others try to do repairs for themselves and using PartSelect was less expensive too.
  • Karen from Pine Mtn. Club,, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    279311
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No heat from gas clothes dryer
Symptoms: No heat from clothes dryer. It would run continuously, and the dryer burner would not light. A little reading and I found out the timer doesn't start until heat is detected. That's why it will run forever without heat.
Ordered a Thermal Fuse, Cycling Thermostat, and Igniter Kit. Turns out it was the thermal fuse. Confirmed with my multimeter continuity check. No idea why it went, it was only 13 years old. No clogs in dyer vent but cleaned it to be sure. Possibly the thermostat was going a bit high over time, so I replaced it too. Only need to remove the back panel to replace these. Dryer works great now. 1 week later the washer broke, so I'll be ordering more parts.
  • Horst from Grayslake, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3392519, 279311
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Dryer did not put out heat The dryer worked other than no heat.
Unplug the dryer first. The igniter was located behind the front panel. On My gas dryer I had to remove 2 screws locacted by the lint screen to lift the top up then 2 screws were removed to lift and remove front panel. Note carefully disconect safety switch wire connecter first. After that there is 1 wire connecter and 2 screws to remove and replace ignitor. Note My ignitor was not bad just old. The thermal fuse on this model requires a little work to replace it. The back panel has to be removed. At least 9 screws hold it on and the vent hose is attached inside of the panel with a hose clamp. Once all that is clear all that remains is to unplug wires and remove 1 screw to replace thermal fuse. Note fuse failed because of lint droping from lint screen to the fan then geting stuck on the fuse screw to overheat and burn out fuse. I vacumed out all lint and dust front to back and also removed the fan cover to clean fan out There was alot of lint packed behind the cover. Then carefully assemble the fan cover - vent tube and back cover. Note this dryer has run for 16 years with no cleaning at all other than lint screen after drying clothes and no other problems so far.
  • Stanley from Topinabee, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP3392519, 279311
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no heat
the ignitor did not glow red checked thermal fuse by exhaust duct. fuse open replaced thermal fuse
  • rex from streator, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    279311
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dryer stoped heating
the problem was not the igniter its was the thermal fuse I broke the igniter during inspection of the problem be careful its a very easy thing to break repairs complete thank you parts select for the quick shipping and low prices
  • valerie from Elasmore, KS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    279311
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No heat
It was very simple, I followed the instructions from your video. It also gave me the opportunity to vac out the unit which had not been done for some time. I plan on changing the igniter at a future date, making things new in that area. To be able to do it myself saved me a lot of money.
  • Frederick from North Grafton, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3392519, WP3387134, 279311
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No Heat, no ignition in burner
Our dryer would not heat and it seemed that no gas was coming from the regulator. The igniter was working fine but the burner never turned on. To check the problem, i followed the instructions to remove all body panels until I had access to the burner assembly. I dismantled both gas valve coils and tested each one for open or closed circuit using my multi-tester. I found that the three terminal gas valve coil was an open circuit and was not functioning so I ordered a new one from PartSelect and within just a couple days, had the drier back up and functioning. I also replaced the igniter due to a malfunctioning igniter that has been changed by the manufacture. I must say that PartSelect has the fastest shipping I have ever seen. One part I ordered was at my door in less than 24 hours and I only paid standard shipping...un real! OUTSTANDING....5 STAR SERVICE
  • Russell from Santa Maria, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    279311
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Dryer wouldn't heat.
I ended up taking the entire dryer apart when I didn't need to, and it turns out it wasn't the Igniter Kit in the first place but the thermal fuse in the back. Was pretty simple to repair in any case however.
  • Gordon from East Rochester, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    279311
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dryer worked but no heat
Initially we thought the problem was the igniter, so we ordered an igniter kit. Installed it but was unsuccessful. We then went on the websight and read further, about 50% of dryers with no heat but working had a problem with the thermal fuse.So we ordered the thermal fuse installed it, which was very easy, and success. Once the problem was diagnosed properly it was fast and easy. Recommend looking at the statistics for specific problem.
  • Tracie from Culver City, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Parts Used:
    279311
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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS334180
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