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Whirlpool 279816 SET194 Thermostat Kit

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  • Whirlpool 279816 Thermostat Kit for Dryer
  • Kit includes a thermal cut-off fuse, a high-limit thermostat, and an electrical connection hardware
  • Use this kit to replace your dryer's blown cut-off fuse and thermostat
  • Genuine Whirlpool Replacement Part
Be sure to keep up on laundry when you install this replacement thermostat kit from Whirlpool. This appliance repair kit includes a thermal cut-off fuse, a high-limit thermostat, and electrical connection hardware. As a genuine Whirlpool replacement part, this thermostat kit will help you get your clothes perfectly dry.
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Permit fit!
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Easy, quick install!
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My Dryer stopped working so I looked at a video on YouTube on how to repair it and it showed what materials that I would need, so instead of going to a supply warehouse I found the parts on Amazon, when the package finally arrive which was in a day I went ahead and replaced the old parts with the new parts and next thing I know my dryer was working better than before.
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Great product for money.
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Make sure to clean everything on the dryer while you have it open.Also make sure you install the correct part in the correct location (swapping the parts could cause overheating).Update 1-9-2019; I believe root cause was a stuck contact.
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Category: Dryer Replacement Parts

The usual price range for a dryer replacement part product is between $1.49 to $66.44.

If you want to know about dryer replacement parts products in general, please go to our Dryer Replacement Parts Products: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Whirlpool Dryer Replace Thermostat & Thermal Fuse #279816
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the high-limit thermostat and internal fuse on a Whirlpool electric dryer. The most common ...
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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I highly recommend this dryer replacement part based on its brand popularity and manufacturer ratings. Let's go over the reasons why buying this dryer replacement part now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Whirlpool is a known dryer replacement part brand

Whirlpool is a fairly popular brand among other dryer replacement part brands. I found some YouTube videos that talk about this product, which means this is a widely known product/brand. I have attached the videos above and links in the additional research section down below, so don't forget to watch and read those!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

2. Manufacturer has very positive reviews on all their products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you see in my manufacturer report below, Whirlpool has very positive reviews for their products. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, this is likely a safe bet.

3. This dryer replacement part has positive reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This dryer replacement part has positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this dryer replacement part more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

4. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $27.11 $12.92

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. This product became unavailable to purchase, so it's hard to tell. However, the last price change observed between April 7, 2020 and May 14, 2020 was a 1.65% price increase. Since this product is currently unavailable, you might want to check out the list of similar products I gathered in the similar products section!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this dryer replacement part was $27.11, and the lowest price point was $12.92. The current price is greater than it has ever been. If the best price is what you're looking for, this could be potentially be a bad time to purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. This product is currently unavailable so I can't really endorse its availability, sadly. If you plan to repeatly purchase this item, I would suggest looking for a similar product or a seller who has this product with better availability! In addition, I've seen a small amount of price movement with this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 3.30% at a time.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? I know it's currently unavailable, but if this becomes available a week later, based on past price points, I expect the price to be $27.83 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.

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5. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml Whirlpool Other similar brands: Maytag BlueStars DR Quality Parts

I found 4 brands that have similar products like this one: the same brand as this product, Maytag, BlueStars, and DR Quality Parts. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from BlueStars. If you're looking for a dryer replacement part with best reviews, a product from BlueStars gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from BlueStars I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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