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279838 Dryer Heating Element For Whirlpool / Roper / Maytag

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SKU: APN279838    
Condition: New
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Replacement heating element and partial housing assembly 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.


  • Produces heat while the dryer is in operation.
  • Includes (1) Heating Element with Partial Housing and (2) 5/16" male terminals.
  • Must re-use remaining housing from the old heating assembly.
  • Insulators and restring already attached for easy installation.
  • Does not include thermostat or thermal fuse.

Per the manufacturer, you may need a wire connector to install heating element.


  • Material: Metal / Ceramic.
  • Electrical Specs: 240V, 5400W.
  • Overall Dimensions: 9-15/16"L x 6-15/16"W x 2-5/8"H.

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  • got it fast. works great

    Posted by Bill Shores on 2nd Aug 2020

    works great

  • dryer part

    Posted by richard kuhn on 18th May 2020

    great product, very fast delivery

  • Best of the Best.........Wow...............

    Posted by Steven E. on 28th May 2019

    only a few days old,so far all is swell...dryer is drying<<<< mama happy..<<<<<.you guys are the best..............outstanding parts,,,,even better service.....thank you....very pleased....

  • Saved a bunch of money

    Posted by Robert W. on 13th May 2019

    After searching locally and on the web for a replacement heating coil, thrifty Appliance parts had the best price by far! Being retired this was really helpful. By doing it myself I didn’t have to pay for a service man to come out. Part was an exact fit. Thank you so much! Robert W.

  • Great value

    Posted by Anonymous on 3rd May 2019

    I always order from Thrifty when they have my parts. Good service at a fair price.

  • The coil and thermostats that I bought.

    Posted by Craig Park on 17th Apr 2019

    I can't really say how I like the products yet as I have just installed them and don't know how long they will last. They are working very well so far.
    I really do appreciate the great pricing though. And the order came to me in a very short time from the time that I ordered it. That was great and very much appreciated.
    The only thing that I didn't like that had happened was that the cheap shipping box, that the product was shipped in, had the corner torn and the edge of the coil was bent. I was surprised that the thermostats had not fallen out and gotten lost as the hole was fairly good sized. I did take pictures of the damage. Also I was able to bend the coil back into shape and install it. So as of now everything seems to be working great.

    Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to doing business with you in the future at this point.
    Have a great day

  • Excellent service and product

    Posted by Anonymous on 11th Apr 2019

    I had to send my model number to Thrifty to see if they had something compatible since my dryer was older and I was having trouble finding the right part at a reasonable price. I heard back from them within the hour and ordered the part for $17 instead of the $86 the name brand company wanted. I paid $10 for shipping (still a big savings) and got my part in 2 days and my dryer was back up and running.

    I will recommend Thrifty to anyone. Not only was I not disappointed, I was extremely pleased!

    Thank you!

  • Exactly what I ordered!

    Posted by Debbie H on 19th Dec 2017

    The heating element was exactly the part I ordered. It arrived in good packaging and had no damage. Although it did not fix my problem, which was my diagnosis, I have ordered another part from Thrifty Appliance Parts.

  • Excellent

    Posted by Anna on 12th Aug 2016

    Thrifty had our replacement heating element to us faster 3 days before we expected it and at half the cost of other websites. Dryer now works great...unfortunately there's no time to celebrate our DIY achievement as there are piles of laundry to tackle, sigh.