PART NUMBER 279838: Part number 279838 also replaces part numbers AP3094254, 279837, 2438, 279838VP, 3398064, 3403585, 8565582, AH334313, EA334313, PS334313, B017L2HC8M, B00D8G49D2, B071FR1KC6, B00D9978YK, B00LX8BEOO, B00LX8B9RQ, B00PH7QJPG,and more. FITS TOP NAME BRANDS: This part is a direct fit for several older-style Whirlpool manufactured electric dryers. Compatible brands include Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate, and Roper. FIXES COMMON PROBLEMS: If your dryer takes too long to dry clothes, stops producing heat altogether, or overheats, it may be time to replace the dryer heating element. EASY DIY FIX: A burnt out heating element cannot be repaired. Instead, you must replace it with a new one. Luckily, replacing part 279838 is easy to do yourself and takes under 30 minutes.