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Dryer Heating Element 279838

Part #279838

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Part Information

This heating element (part number 279838) is for dryers.

Heating element 279838 generates the dryer's heat. The heating element doesn't include the high-limit thermostat; order separately if needed

Tip: To verify the element is needed, check for damage to the element or measure the element for continuity. Replace the element if you find damage or if you measure infinite resistance.

Disconnect the power before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.


Part Number



Laundry Appliances


1.74 lbs


10.38" x 7.5" x 3.25"

Technician facts

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  • Average installation time: 38 minutes
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