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Timer Power Resistor

PartSelect Number PS334337

Manufacturer Part Number 279872

Manufactured by Whirlpool

Product Description

Timer Power Resistor Specifications

This part helps your dryer's timer motor work in automatic cycles.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will not shut off | No heat or not enough heat | Will Not Start | Timer will not advance

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Washer.

This part works with the following brands:

Kenmore, Whirlpool, Roper, KitchenAid, Estate, Crosley, Maytag, Admiral.

Part # 279872 replaces these:

279872, 3388706, 3401075, 3401076, 3401077, 3401078, 3401079, 3401082, 3406626, 3406627, 3406652, 469773, 61806, 686726, 691438, 693764, 8283170, AP3094277.
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Robert from Scott, AR
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
279872, 279838
Dryer had no heat and run forever.
after watching many videos on my problem and finding Partselect i read about others with same type issues and i decided to attempt my own repair.the first thing i did was go to home depot and buy a ohm meter around $10 then started testing all switches etc.first unplug the dryer then removed the rear panal and tested all circuits.my heating element tested bad so i removed it following the instructions from partselect taking about 5min.my heating element was broken.its funny but my dryer kept on running continually when it stopped heating,but the timer would move to the very end and just not quit.after reading on partselect i determined that my resistor not my timer was the problem.so i ordered the resistor without testing it first from partselect.turns out it was the problem now my dryer heats up fine and goes off like its supose to.i do advise to test things first like i should have but i just got lucky on the resistor.partselect is the only place i will buy from they are fast getting your part to you 2 days for me,and very cost effective.i spent around $84 including the cost of a ohm meter to repair my dryer which is 18 years old.beats the cost of replacing the dryer which i think many will agree.good luck on your repair hope this helped it was my first time ever repairing any home appliance.
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Marilynne E. from EWING, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
279872
Dryer would not shut itself off whether in the timed or auto dry cycles
Safety First - I unplugged the power source. I removed the console by simply removing several screws. However because the nut fastening the resistor was in a really tight spot and I had little room to work, I decided to remove several screws from the back of the console to open it up. (This step is not necessary - but for me, it just made the job go quicker). I was then able to use my ratchet/socket set to remove the nut from the resistor. I then attached the wires from the timer to the new in-line resistor. I closed up the console, re-attached it to the dryer and DONE!!! The dryer works fine!!! By the way, the set is 25 years old. I initially thought it was the timer itself but after explaining the problem to Rebecca at this iste , she quickly identified the problem as the timer power resistor. Many thanks Rebecca??
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David from WINCHESTER, MA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP3392519, 279872
Dryer does not turn off. Will stay in the Cool Down cycle
My dryer timer would run through the heat cycle and move in to the cool down cycle. It would not move past the cool down cycle, and would not shut off automatically. I tried replacing the Thermal Fuse first, since I'd already removed the back panel to diagnose the problem. There was no change - the dryer did not shut off automatically. Next, I removed the back cover to the timer console. The Timer Power Resistor looks like a black circle and a rectangle joined together. It was attached to the back of the on/off switch by a single hex head screw, and the resistor has orange and black wires attached. The replacement Power Resistor doesn't look like the resistor that was in my dryer. It is rectangular in shape with 2 male spade connectors. I attached the orange and the black wires to the new power resistor. I started the dryer and it went through a full heat/cool down cycle, and automatically shut off with the end of cycle buzzer sounding. Total part replacement time was about 10 minutes.
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Paul from EASTHAM, MA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP3392519, 279872
Dryer would not stop - Would heat and dry but never shut off
Replaced the Thermal Fuse first - 30% chance - didn't help! Then I replaced the resistor - Not an in-kind replacement - looks different-Guessed the wrong place first [no specific directions :( ] and got some sparks - Yikes! Picked the second place and installed the resistor and it work PERFECT. Spent Less than $50 and back in business = GREAT!!
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Jason from HUDSON, OH
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
279872
Dryer wouldn't shut off
The dryer would dry the clothes fine and run through heat cycles and cool down. The timer would also run down, it just would stop even thought the heat stopped. To repair, I took the back off the timer portion of the dryer. At first I panicked. I did not see any part that looked like the new one I just ordered. I searched the internet and found that the original part looked like a black plastic loop with a black and orange wire connected to it. The part I got was the new design. Then I couldn't figure out if it mattered which end I hooked to the black wire. Another internet search showed it doesn't matter which way current flows through a resistor, so it didn't matter. Hooking in the new part was very easy. The time it took to get the information to identify the part, and determine if it matter which end to hook up to which wire took the longest. I would recommend PartSelect put a picture of the old style right beside the picture of the new style. Also would like them to make clear it doesn't matter which direction the Timer Power Resistor went in.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS334337
Manufacturer Part Number: 279872
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