279838 3977767 Dryer Element & Thermostat for Whirlpool / Maytag

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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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  • Quick service.

    Posted by Jill Prentice on 23rd Jan 2024

    The parts are always exactly what I needed. Quick to replace any part that's damaged in shipping.

  • Perfect replacement

    Posted by Daniel DeWulf on 6th Jun 2020

    The product was a perfect fit for my Roper REX5634KQ1 dryer. Dries loads in half the time now. The staff was beyond helpful with finding and fixing my issue. Couldn't be happier!

  • Dryer element, thermostat and fuse replacement

    Posted by Terri Becker on 24th May 2020

    Exactly as described. Fit my dryer perfectly and was easy to install

  • Perfect Replacement

    Posted by Dan DeWulf on 19th May 2020

    This worked as a perfect replacement for the heating element and the thermostat for my Roper REX5634kQ1 electric dryer. The whole replacement took about 15 minutes and didn't require any special tools. I didn't need the fuse, but it may not have been compatible with this model. Just a heads up in case you were planning on switching that out too. Make sure to check the part number in that case.

  • Great product

    Posted by Shawn David Huffman on 18th May 2020

    Exactly what I was looking for and fast delivery.

  • Perfect Fit

    Posted by Drew on 15th May 2020

    This was a perfect fit for our Kenmore 500 series dryer. To no fault of Speedy Appliance the part took longer than expected to arrive, but that was the postal services fault. Will 100% recommend and reorder from this site.