- 3392519-Thermal Fuse-A very commonly used thermal fuse, many techs call this the "surfboard thermal fuse" because that is what it looks like. Due to their function, thermal fuses are a common replacement part. This one has been in use for years and remains consistently popular.
- 279834-Valve Coils-This is sort of a funny item. In areas where gas appliances are common this part is widely requested, in areas where electric dryers are the norm these are far more rarely needed. Many different manufacturers have used valves that require these coils in their dryers, making them near universal. Whirlpool offers a good version at price point that makes it attractive to many servicers.
- 279838-Dryer Element-Whirlpool has used a few different dryer elements over the years that were nearly universal across the product line when they were produced. This is the style we are seeing the most of these days. Again, the popularity of this item will depend on the prevalence of electric vs. gas dyers in your area.
- 341241-Belt-This is THE belt for Whirlpool dryers. A wide number of machine styles have used this belt. Many machines that used wider belts when they were designed also substitute to this belt. There are a few exceptions, but this is awfully close to a universal part for Whirlpool dryers.
- 12001541-Support Roller-This is the support roller used on Maytag dryers (Whirlpool owns Maytag, yet there machines often use different rollers). It falls under the "nearly universal" column. Its popularity may not be a true indicator of the number of machines that failed since it is a best practice to replace both rollers if one fails (rollers used on Whirlpool models are generally sold in a 2 pack).
- 279769-Dryer Thermostat Kit-This is such a popular part among servicers that some will bristle a bit when they find it is not the thermostat kit used on the machine they are servicing. A lot of Whirlpool dryers use this thermostat kit that mounts on the element.. What a lot of servicers like is that it sort of a "2-fer" item. The part is actually a kit that features BOTH a 360 degree thermal cut-out as well as a 250 degree high limit thermostat.
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