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279838 3977767 Dryer Element & Thermostat for Whirlpool / Maytag

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SKU: APN279838-197_KIT    
Condition: New
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Replacement heating element, hi-limit thermostat, and thermal fuse kit used for some Admiral, Amana, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Roper and Whirlpool dryer models.

Directly Replaces: 279838, WP279837, 279837, 279838A, 279838VP, 3398063, 3398064, 3403585, 8565582, W10724237, 4531017, 4617547, 4675511, 5324919, 5329098, 5895597, 2438, AP3094254, AH334313, EA334313, EAP334313, PD00002351, PS334313, WP3977767, AP6009043, 3977767, 3399693, ER3977767, PS11742185, SET185, TJ90SET185, WP3977767VP, B008DJVSXS, B00PDXAQH6, B009HAFMI4, B0081EAP5W, B00PDXAMMK, B00LW6VH58, B00IQ9VKV0, B0156N9ZRO, B00DM8KR1E, B00OBF5NRA, SET197, N197, LET197, ER197, 3977393.


  • 'Old-style' limit and fuse set slides onto the heating element terminal. This not only connects it to the heating element, but also secures it to heater assembly without any additional hardware, such as screws.
  • For the 'new-style' 3390291 thermostat and 3977393 fuse replacement kit, order APN279816.
  • Kit Includes (1) Heater and Housing Assembly,  (1) Thermal Fuse, (1) Hi-Limit Thermostat.

APN279838 Heating Element Specifications:

  • Material: Metal / Ceramic
  • Dimensions: 9-15/16"L x 6-15/16"W x 2-5/8"H; 5/16" terminals.
  • Volts: 240.
  • Watts: 5400.
  • Per the manufacturer, you may need a wire connector to install heating element.

APN197 Thermostat & Fuse Specifications:

  • Includes 3977393 Thermal Fuse and 3977767 Hi-Limit Thermostat Replacements.
  • Color: Black/White.
  • Material: Plastic / Ceramic / Metal.
  • Thermostat Dimensions: 2-3/8"L x 1-1/2"W x 1"H.
  • Thermostat: 250°F open, 170°F close.
  • Thermal Fuse Dimensions: 2"L x 1-3/4"W x 1"H.
  • Thermal Fuse: Rated at 325°F.

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  • Great

    Posted by Henrietta Francis on 22nd Apr 2022

    Works great !! I have an older whirlpool cenntinial dryer , this fits perfectly !!

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    Posted by Scott Hamilton on 8th Feb 2021

    Received and installed parts. All functioning properly. Would buy again.