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4391960 Dryer Heating Element For Kenmore

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SKU: APN4391960K    
Condition: New
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Replacement heating element and wire set used for some Estate, Kenmore, Roper and Whirlpool dryer models.

Directly Replaces: WP4391960, WP4391960VP, 4391960,  2013, 8218, 279218, 279247, 279248, 279410, 279411, 279455, 279478, 279598, 279698, 337378, 337430, 339655, 340468, 348774, 348775, 349542, 349543, 349545, 349546, 660933, 660965, 660982, 685182, 685942, 689805, 689980, 690241, 690983, 691724, 692758, 693061, 693062, 693295, 693297, 693298, 693299, 693300, 695182, 696324, 696326, 696579, 697290, 786077, 4391960, 8700-599, DE177, DE193, DE195, DE698, ER4391960, TJ90DE698, 279457, 3367, AP6009347, EAP11742505, PD00002385, PS11742505.


  • Produces heat while the dryer is in operation.
  • Insulators and restring already attached for easy installation.
  • Comes with (2) replacement 279457 adapter wire and connector kits.
  • Must re-use the housing from the old heating element.
  • Includes (1) Heater Coil Assembly, (2) Adapter Wires, (2) Wire Connectors, Instructions. 


  • Material: Metal / Ceramic / Plastic.
  • Electrical Specs: 240V, 5200W.
  • Overall Dimensions: 17-1/2"L x 5"W x 3-1/8"H.
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4391960 Dryer Heating Element For Kenmore

Repair Skill Level: 2 | Beginner to Moderate
Minimal disassembly (if any) and some basic tools may be needed.

Part Description: The heating assembly produces heat while the dryer is in operation.

Failure Symptoms: Dryer overheats, will not heat at all, or takes an increasing amount of time to dry your clothes.

Testing: Check for damage or breaks in the element coil. Use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If there is damage to the coil or if heating element does not have continuity, replace it.

Bonus Tip: The thermal fuse and high limit thermostat should also be checked for failure, as they may also be affected.

Disclaimer: Information and recommendations contained herein are believed to be accurate as of the date hereof. Since the conditions and methods of use of the information referred to are beyond control, and Thrifty Appliance Parts LLC, cannot be held liable for results obtained or arising from use or reliance on such information.
The User assumes responsibility associated with making test measurements, adjustments, parts replacements and any other action necessary to perform any recommended procedures. It is the responsibility of the User to ask for clarification if a recommendation is not fully understood, including the risks and hazards associated with the recommended procedures.

  • Kenmore dryer heating element

    Posted by Ron Cottrell on 2nd Feb 2022

    Dryer element works great and at a great price. Part was delivered on time. Will buy from Thrifty again when I need appliance parts. Thank you...

  • Very quick delivery. Part was exactly what I needed. Thanks

    Posted by Schira Carnley on 14th Jul 2020

    . Part was exactly what I needed. Thanks