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279838 3392519 279973 Dryer Heating Element and Thermostat Kit for Whirlpool

SKU 279838KIT


  • This kit comes with 1 Dryer Heating Element (279838), 1 Thermal Fuse (3392519), and 1 Dryer Thermostat (279973)
  • Cross Reference Information for 279838 (Heating Element):
    2438, 279837, 279838, 279838A, 279838VP, 3398064, 3403585, 8565582, AP3094254, W10724237.
  • Cross Reference Information for 3392519 (Thermal Fuse):
    3392519, 3388651, 694511, 80005, ET401, PS11741460, WP3392519VP, B071ZPDCVY, B00MZH0R4U, B00PDXA2CA, B0081EATSK, B011BWTX0S, B015YW8DJS, B008DK2NOK, B011OBNJLK, B00MZH0RZ4, B00IQ9VQL4, B011OBMGF0, B011OBN0X2, B00MZH0OPC, B00QMHDWUU, B00PDXA0KE, B0156N9Q1O, B000NCTOUM, B011BWTQ82, B00MZH0RK4.
  • Cross Reference Information for 279973 (Dryer Thermostat):
    279973, AP3094323, 3391913, 3404151, 3404152, 3977395, 8318314, 897710, AH334387, EA334387, PS334387.
  • Quality you can Trust! All Snap Products are made with premium materials and are tested so they last.
  • Compatible with the following brands: Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Norge, and Roper. 

Model Numbers

For 279838, click here then click on Model Numbers tab below the product pictures. 

For 3392519, click here then click on Model Numbers tab below the product pictures. 

For 279973, click here then click on Model Numbers tab below the product pictures. 

Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Generic instructions based on common refrigerator models

For 279838 (Heating Element): 

  1. Disconnect electrical power supply to the appliance
  2. Remove back panel off of the dryer by removing all the screws
  3. Find the heating element and take a picture of the wires
  4. Remove all the wires attached to the heating element/thermostat
  5. Remove the screws and remove the heating element from the heating tube
  6. Take the thermostat off of the old element if you are not replacing it
    1. You can remove the thermostat by pulling it off of the terminal and sliding the element tab out of the hole on the thermostat
  7. Place thermostat on new element by sliding element tab through the thermostat hole and sliding it onto the terminal
  8. Place element back onto the heating tube and secure with the screws
  9. Attach all wires to their original location on the thermostat and element
  10. Place back panel back on and secure with screws
  11. Test dryer under supervision

For 3392519 (Thermal Fuse): 

  1. Unplug appliance and/or turn off circuit breakers to prevent electrocution.
  2. Using a ¼ inch nut driver remove all the screws that hold the back panel and small access panel can be lifted out. Remove access panel first then the big back panel.
  3. To pull out the thermal fuse, pull out the two wires connected to it. Remove ¼ inch screw.
  4. Make sure to clean off the vent.
  5. With the new thermal fuse, push in the notch located at the bottom first, then replace screw, reconnect wires, place large back panel first, then the access panel, replace the screws that hold the panel.
  6. Turn on appliance.

    Tools Needed:
    ¼ inch nut driver

For 279973 (Dryer Thermostat): 

  1. Disconnect electrical power supply to the appliance
  2. remove the access panel to on the bottom of the dryer
  3. Remove wires from the high limit thermostat and thermostat cut off.
    To remember where the wires went use tape to mark them top or bottom
  4. After wires have been disconnected, remove the 4 screws that hold the thermostats in place
  5. Once you have them out, replace them with the kits thermostats.
  6. Attach the wires to the new thermostats
  7. Restore electrical power and test the dryer.

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