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Whirlpool Dryer Drum Roller Kit

Parts Number – 349241T

These drum roller replacement parts are used on many gas and electric clothes dryer models to help support the drum and allow it to turn smoothly inside of the dryer.  This replacement kit contains (2) rollers, (4) tri-rings and (1) retaining washer.  The most common symptoms that the drum rollers have failed are, the dryer is very noisy, or the drum will not turn.  Be sure and use the model number from your appliance to ensure that these are the correct OEM parts to repair your specific dryer model.

Whirlpool Electric Dryer Heating Element

Part Number – 279838

Clothes dryer heating element.  This component is 240 Volts – 5400 Watts and is located inside the back of the dryer attached to the heater housing.  If your electric dryer is not heating, you will need to test the thermal fuse first, it is located on the blower housing, if the thermal fuse is good you will need to check for loose or burnt wires or a break in the heating element coils.  If the coil elements are broken, the heating element will need to be replaced with a new one.  Always unplug or disconnect the electrical power source to the appliance before attempting to repair it.

Whirlpool Dryer Belt

Part Number – 341241

This dryer belt is an authentic OEM part, it is used to turn the drum located inside the clothes dryer, it is a flat belt that measures 92 1/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide.  This belt uses an idler pulley to keep tension around the dryer drum.  It is a ribbed belt with (4) ribs and (3) grooves, it replaces many dryer belts used on many other models.  The common symptom that this belt has failed is, the dryer motor runs but the drum will not tumble.

Whirlpool Dryer Thermal Cut Off

Part Number – 279816

Thermal cut-off fuse.  These parts are used to prevent the clothes dryer from overheating when the dryer high limit thermostat has failed.  This genuine OEM parts kit includes (1) thermal cut-off fuse (309 degrees) (1) high-limit thermostat of 250 degrees Fahrenheit and the jumper wire.  The high limit thermostat and thermal cut-off fuse are both mounted on the clothes dryer heater housing.  Common symptoms that these parts have failed are, the dryer gets too hot, takes too long to dry the laundry, no heat, will not start.  Always unplug or disconnect the electrical power source to the unit before attempting to replace these parts.  Please be sure to use the model number on your appliance to ensure that these are the correct replacement components to repair your specific appliance with.

Whirlpool Dryer Thermal Fuse

Part Number – WP3392519

The thermal fuse is also known as the thermal cutoff fuse and the temperature fuse.  This component is used as a safety mechanism, cutting off electricity to the motor and the heating element to keep the dryer from getting too hot.  Note: Once this fuse has blown it cannot be reused. If your fuse has blown, you will need to check for blockage or lint build up in the clothes dryer vent hose or ventilation system, before installing a new thermal fuse, only to have it blow again.  Unplug or disconnect the electrical power source to the clothes dryer before attempting to replace this part.

Whirlpool Dryer Door Catch Kit

Part Number – 279570

This is an authentic OEM dryer door catch replacement kit used to repair some gas and electric clothes dryers with.  the kit comes with (2) metal strikes and (3) different plastic door catches.  The metal strike and plastic door catch work together to keep the dryer’s door closed.  You will need to choose the correct door catch for your particular model.  The plastic catch is mounted inside the dryer’s door and the metal strike is mounted onto the door opening on the dryer.  Some common symptoms that these parts have failed are, the dryer will not start, shuts off in the middle of a drying cycle or the door won’t stay closed.

Whirlpool Dryer Blower Wheel

Part Number – WP694089

Clothes dryer blower wheel.  This is a genuine OEM replacement part that is connected to the dryer’s motor shaft.  As the motor spins the blower wheel spins with it and blows air into the clothes dryer drum and out through the exhaust vent.  Note: This blower wheel has reverse threads, you will need to rotate the blower wheel clockwise to remove it from the dryer’s motor shaft.  Some common symptoms that this part has failed are, the dryer is noisy, will not tumble, will not start.

Whirlpool Gas Dryer Igniter Kit

Part Number – 279311

The gas dryer igniter kit comes with a bracket, (2) wire nuts and the mounting screw.  This is a genuine OEM kit can replace both flat and round igniters. The igniter is located inside of the burner assembly.  Some common signs that the igniter has failed are, the clothes dryer will not heat, takes too long to heat.  Note: you will need to take extra precautions while installing this igniter, it is very fragile and easy to break.

Whirlpool Dryer Door Switch

Part Number – WP3406105

This clothes dryer door switch is located in the front right top corner of the dryer.  You will need to lift the top of the dryer to gain access to the component to replace it.  The most common symptom that this door switch has failed is, the dryer will not start.  Please be sure and use your model number to ensure that this is the correct part for your particular appliance.  Always unplug or disconnect the electrical power source to the dryer before attempting to replace any parts.

Whirlpool Gas Dryer Flame Sensor

Part Number – WP338906

The dryer flame sensor is used on a gas dryer as a safety device.  The part is used to prevent high levels of gas from building up.  The sensor senses heat that is emitted from the igniter and monitors if it is hot enough to ignite the gas and light the burner.  Some signs that the flame sensor has failed are, the clothes dryer takes too long to heat up, or has no heat at all.

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