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Heating Element Connection Wire Kit – Part Number: 279457
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Heating Element Connection Wire Kit

Product Description

Heating Element Connection Wire Kit Specifications

This kit is used for electric clothes dryers, and it comes with a yellow wire nut.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

No heat or not enough heat | Takes too long to dry

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Range.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Crosley, Estate, Amana, Inglis, Admiral, Magic Chef.

Part # 279457 replaces these:

279457, 279457VP, 3140, AP3134638.
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Replacing your Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element Connection Wire Kit

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Christopher from dublin, OH
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP3387134, 279816, 279457
no heat
took a couple differant parts to fix the dryer. i ordered one part at a time. i was expecting to wait the 5 days for shipping but i got home from work the next day of odering parts and they were there waiting for me on my doorstep. all three times i ordered. this website is the best site to order parts. i wont go to another website or store if i need to order parts for appliances. u guys have my business for life. thumbs up.
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Ellis from Bloomingdale, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
279838, 279457
Not drying completely
I started by removing the Washer from the utility room. Then I disconnected the vent and the power supply. Put the dryer on its front, (you may want to lay a blanket down to protect the finish.) Then using a nutdriver I removed the nuts which hold the back in place. Removed and replaced the defective element. Replaced the back with the nuts. I then up-righted the dryer, moved it back into position, reconnected the vent and the power supply and tried it out. It worked!
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luis a from lutz, FL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
279838, 279457
turning but not heating up
removed the back panel. located the section for the heating element and unpluged the tow wiresand repalced the thermostat. it took only 15 to 20 minutes. and instead of buying one I saved a lot of money
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Jacqulyn from ANDERSON, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP3977767, 279816, 279457
Dryer air would not heat
Boyfriend stated it was simple, he removed the back and replaced the part using a few everyday tools.
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Jennifer from CLINTON, MS
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3392519, 279457
My dryer stopped heating
The repair was really easy and I loved the DIY videos they were great, not many tools needed to do these repairs that was great. The only thing is this didn't solve my issue.
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Steven from WINSTON SALEM, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
279838, 279457
Clothes not drying, and dryer didn't get warm.
Good
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Ryan from INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
279838, 279457
Heating Element went bad, melting a wire
*as with all electrical repairs I unplugged dryer from the outlet*

I disconnected the wires to the heating element, removed the 2 nut screws holding the heating element in place and removed the defective heating element. It looked like the heating element had darkened on the lower end and the wire terminals definitely looked like they had built some resistance that lead to the connection wire melting.

I slid the new heating element in and replaced the 2 screws. I cut the melted portion of the connection wire about 1/2" beyond the melted area and stripped the wire jacket exposing clean wire. I took the connection kit & clean wire lead, divided the wires into 2 groups on each end and braided them together and twisted them to a hand tight grouping. I then took the lead cap and twisted into onto the braided wire connection until it was also hand tight and snug.

I then reconnected the heating element connection wire back to the terminal end of the heating element and made sure all connections were snug.

I plugged the dryer back in, reset the dryer by turning the dial to a timed setting then back to off. I set the heat to low turned the dial to a time dry and turned on the dryer to ensure the element heated up and that the wired connection was secure. After 20 - 30 seconds, the element maintained heat and no issues were found with the fixed wire.

I replaced the dryer back and all screws and reconnected the vent hose. Dryer has worked great for the last few weeks with no issues. I was really surprised it was that easy to fix.
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David from WEST WARWICK, RI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3977767, 279838, 279457
Intermittent heat issues
The replacement parts are truly easy to exchange. Everything is located behind the rear panel. A few fasteners needed to be undone. What's really important is another video that explained what should be "checked" when a dryer malfunctions. VERY IMPORTANT viewing. I spent an afternoon going over the front inside and rear of my dryer. I'll probably get another ten years from my dryer thanks to this site data and videos.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS334206
Manufacturer Part Number: 279457
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