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PartSelect Number PS334186
Manufacturer Part Number 279366
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Electrode/Sensor Specifications

Also known as a Moisture Sensor.
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Troubleshooting
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag.
Part# 279366 replaces these:
AP3094143, 469522, 279366, 348861, 3976479
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Dryer was working erratically.
I followed the YouTube video. Took the back panel off, took the lint thing off and proceeded as indicated in the video excerpt I didn't take the top off.
  • Alejandro from HOLLIS, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Auto Dry Sensor Failed
Really simple, the dryer repair guy I had out did not have the part and wanted $100 to fix. Did it myself quickly and easily and the dryer is working like a charm.
  • J from Trabuco Canyon, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Moisture sensor dislodged
From the front, taped part in place and then assembled springs and insulator from the rear. Difficulty occurred with access to the back of the sensor due to the air duct interference. The sharp edges of the sheet metal parts increases the risk of cuts. First shipment was missing the second electrode but Part Select immediately replaced the shipment. My experience has to be considered Excellent and I would go to Part Select first for my next order.
  • wpeter from boca raton, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Motor tried, but could not turn drum
First, I unplugged it and pulled it away from the wall. Then I pryed the front of the top up. It is scary to apply that much force, but the clips did not break. It opens like a car hood. Then I removed the two sheet metal screws that hold the front to the sides. Don't forget to unplug and unclip the door switch wires. Then I lifted the front off the bottom clips. Be sure to hold the drum up when you do this. Three hands will make it easier. Then remove the drum and belt. The belt tensioner will fall off, but that is ok.

I thought the problem would turn out to be the motor, but instead it was the front seal for the drum. It is felt and had broken. It folded under itself and was jamming the drum to the point that the motor couldn't turn it.

I replaced the felt seal, which attaches to the front cover with three clips and also replaced the plastic guides, which clip to the drum. Both were easy to do. I had replaced the rear drum seal a few years ago and so it was ok, otherwise I would recommend doing that too.

While I had it apart, I opened up the back and cleaned out all the lint in the fan housing. I had replaced the heater element, thermal switch and fuse a few years ago, so they were fine.

I also replaced the mosture sensor, just because it only cost $11. I bought a new lint filter, because it had holes in it after 20 years. I replaced the belt, because it was only $10. I replaced the lint filter cover and front door handle, because they had yellowed. I will warn you about the front door handle. It was a bear. I finally had to take the door apart to get the little plastic clip to seat correctly.

Then I put it all back together, which again is easier with 3 hands. Holding up the drum and putting the front cover on the lower clips can be a bit tricky alone. Also, be sure to rotate the drum to make sure the rear seal is not folded under and the front seal is seated correclty.

I fired it up and it ran great, except for the constant whistling. I had wondered what the little clear plastic box in the back did. Turns out it is the lint filter is full whistle warning thing. I took the back off again and found a wire was resting on the flapper door of the box and holding it in the wrong postion. By the way, it is a really irritating sound after the first few minutes. I moved the wire and it works great.

I worked slowly and it went well and was not hard.
Other Parts Used:
Lint Filter Cover - White Door Handle Lint Filter Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4" Seal and Bearing Two-Piece Split Ring Bearing Electrode/Sensor
  • Chris from Worcester, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Art
February 19, 2018
Unit works on timed dry. Does not heat on sensor dry. Do i need a moisture sensor.
For model number 110.86582110
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Hello Art, thank you for your question. The moisture sensor would be the first part I would suggest replacing. A functioning moisture sensor is imperative for the sensor dry setting to work properly. I hope this helps!

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K
April 3, 2019
I put a new belt on my drum but was unsure of the wiring pattern to reattach the wires. Dryer ran great for a few minutes then stopped. Would not restart.
For model number 110.86182800
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Hello K, Thank you for the question. Here is a link on how to replace the belt and it should show any wiring that needs to be connected. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxooXQCin8Y

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Marybeth
August 10, 2021
Dryer stopped tumbling still heats. Took apart belt is intact parts all working not worn down. Changed thermal fuse. That didn’t help fix the tumbler. I see another part that looks like a fuse can’t find the part name on the internet. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
For model number SDE515DAYW
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Hello Marybeth, Thank you for the question. There are two parts on the Heater Element, the High Limit Thermal Fuse Part #: PS11742274 and the Limit Thermostat Part #: PS11748479. We hope this helps!

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Jose
September 8, 2022
Hi may Maytag don’t have enough heat tack to long to dray
For model number MEDB85OYGD
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Hello Jose, thank you for reaching out. Our research on model number MEDB850YG0 indicates that the issue is probably with the High Limit Thermostat and Thermal Cut-Off Kit, part number PS334387. If that is not the problem or if you have already fixed that, then the problem would be related to the Moisture Sensor, part number PS11741408. Customer service is available 7 days a week if you need help placing an order. Glad to be of assistance!

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Michael
10 days ago
Drum would not spin but heating element was working. The belt looked worn so we replaced it. Drum freely spins but the dryer will not turn on at any setting and heat is also coming on no matter the setting. We have it unplugged
For model number 11065132411
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Hi Michael, thank you for contacting us. Based on the description you have provided, we would suggest checking the dryer timer, part number PS11749835. It controls the electrical components and the duration of the dryer cycles. You may need to replace it to fix the issue. We hope this solves your problem!

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