|Item Weight||0.32 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 6 x 5 inches|
|Item model number||279834|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Whirlpool 279834 Dryer Gas Valve Ignition Solenoid Kit, black
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|Item Weight||0.02 Pounds|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3 x 6 x 5 inches|
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- Gas valve solenoid coil, 2 terminal
- This product adds a great value
- This product is manufactured in Mexico
- Works with the following models: Whirlpool 1053B0A, Whirlpool 1053B1A, Whirlpool 1653^0A, Whirlpool 1653^1A
- Works with model: Whirlpool 1653W1A
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Gas valve solenoid coil, 2 terminal. This product adds a great value. This product is manufactured in Mexico.
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Whirlpool 279834 Valve Coil for Dryer. Works with the following models: Whirlpool 1053B0A, Whirlpool 1053B1A, Whirlpool 1653^0A, Whirlpool 1653^1A, Whirlpool 1653W1A, Whirlpool 1653W0A, Whirlpool 1653^2A . Genuine Whirlpool Replacement Part.
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Installed these as part of a Kenmore HE3 dryer "refurb" - needed roller bearings, gas coils and the felt seals were wearing out (you could see daylight when I had the top pulled off) - so while I had it apart (drum has to come out) I replaced the thermistor, blower thermostat, hi-temp (burner) thermostat, pulley wheel, drum belt, drum roller bearings, felt seals at both ends and the lint screen (oh yea, and the light bulb...with the HQRP LED model). Coils are reasonably easy to install (front panel off and 2 wire clips) - weak/failing coils will result in "lack of drying" - which is caused by subsequent calls for gas but no flame (weak /failing coils may function initially but will not open on secondary/subsequent calls/igniter lights but no gas, igniter goes back off). If you find the specs/have a manual you can check resistance across the terminals with a multimeter to determine health; but this is a "wear" item and they do wear out over time. Easier to replace all the $8.00 components while I had it apart. Dryer is over 17 yrs old and runs like new. Here's what I DO know - these FSP coils cost TWICE as much at my local appliance parts store - and for less than $100 I've got a practically new dryer (which originally cost just south of $1,000). No brainer - because my wife HAS to have a dryer that matches the washer, for some reason...
Amazon prime is great. Ordered on Friday, and the U.S. Mail delivered the part on Sunday.
Tools Needed: You'll need a phillips head screwdriver to remove the coils. The sensor requires a 1/4" nut driver. You might need a 5/16" nut driver to remove the front of the dryer and a flat bladed screwdriver or putty knife.
Results: I plugged in the dryer and it heated up as expected and is working like new.
If your dryer tries to start with the igniter glowing but the gas does not flow then try a set of these coils. They DO go bad over time. My dryer started to function perfectly right after the install. Very easy to do and you can view a tutorial on the internet. Replacement of these coils does NOT open the gas line in the dryer either.
As always be SURE you unplug the dryer prior to this repair. Keep a spare set on hand, they are cheap, much cheaper than a service call.
Many of the dryer fixes are cheap and easy and there are a lot of helpful videos on line to help you fix it yourself, step by step.
Note: Be sure to save the metal center piece from the old part. The new ones don't come with that. It won't work without it.
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The parts (they are a pair) came in a couple of days and took about twenty minutes to install. They control the gas valves and are not the gas valves themselves; there is no gas fitting involved with installation.
The dryer has worked perfectly since the part replacement.