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PartSelect Number PS11741405
Cycling thermostats continually cycle the heating element off and on to maintain a constant inner temperature. This particular cycling thermostat has a limit of 155 degrees Fahrenheit and a differential of 25 degrees. Meaning that with this thermostat, the heating element will cut out at 155 degrees and cycle back on once the internal temperature drops by 25 degrees.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Installed fuse and two thermostat parts. Your system of correlating problem to part needed to fix the problem is a really good system.
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First, I unplugged the dyer and then I removed all of the screws for the panel that covers the rear of the dryer. This exposed the cycling thermostat's location. I then removed the wires, one at a time so I would be able to put them back on in the same place. Then I removed the one screw using a nut driver and then put the new cycling thermostat in place. It was pretty easy.
Replaced heating element, thermostats and fuse, cleaned dryer vent shafts and it is now working like when it was new.
Just removed the back panel with nut driver . Located the parts and replaced one at a t-ime. I replaced all the parts that I order , so I really can't say which part fixed it. But working good now.
First I removed the back of the dryer. Then I used a multimeter to check the thermostsats and the one time use fuse. I found that the fuse had burnt out and one of the thermostats ha checked bad. I changed the fuse by removeing the one screw and lifting the fuse out. Replaced the fuse and reinstalled. I also made sure that the fan for the dyer and the lint trap area were clean. I also changed both of the thermostats while I had the dryer apart. Reassembled the dryer. Everything worked. NICE! No repair bills or buying a new unit.
The first thing I did was google "whirlpool dryer repair drying takes too long" to determine all of the possible parts I needed to order (the result was 3 possible parts, a heating element and two different thermostats). I then went to www.partselect.com (I'm a repeat customer) and searched the parts using the dryer model number listed just inside the door. I then printed the dryer model diagram off of the www.partselect.com website to determine the location of all the parts and how to replace them. Our first purchase was the new heating element from the www.partselect.com website, received it in just a couple of days and replaced it, but that did not fix the problem. We then ordered the two thermostats, again received them in 2-3 days, replaced them, and were drying clothes in <30 min. in no time! All we had to do was unplug the dryer, disconnect the vent hose, take the back off, unscrew each thermostat, disconnect the wires, install the new thermostats, reconnect the wires, screw the thermostats back in place, replace the back cover, reconnect the vent hose and plug the dryer back in. It took <15 min. for the complete repair! Thanks, www.partselect.com! I will continue to be a repeat customer!!!!!
I take me less then 15 min easy to change parts all you need is a screwdriver and replace the parts save me some good money thanks.??
it was very easy just had to take two nuts off and wires and reapply
Read this site and saw many fixed the problem with a new thermostat. Ordered one and it was simple to replace. Just removed the back panel of the dryer and the thermostat is right there. Two screws to remove it, swap the four wiring plugs onto the new one, reinstall it. Unfortunately that didn't fix it so went back online and ordered the coil kit, another common solution. Removed front of dryer by removing the two screws the hold the lint trap onto the top and the two hinge plate screws on back of dryer to tilt the top up ward and backward. Removed two mounting screws on inside of dryer front and slip front panel upward to remove. The coils are right in the front down at the bottom left of dryer.Used an offset screwdriver to remove the two screws holding them in place. They slide right out, one has two prongs, one has three. Replace them with the new coils and put them back in place. Reassembled and everything works now. Grand total of eight screws removed and replaced, pretty simple. I'd recommend buying two or three parts if you see several parts as possibilities for a repair. Easier than doing it the dummy way like I did!
I followed the video that you had for each part and they were both in the same area. Finished in 20 min. It did not fix the timer from moving again but I do have different heat levels.
There is a video that explains in full detail how to install. Unplug dryer. Remove screws to take back of dryer back off. Remove wires from part. Remove screw holding piece in place. Exchange old part for new part and screw back into place. Put wires back in part( they just snap into place) Put back to dryer back on with screws.
Accessed and removed the rear panel. I replaced the three electrical components with a nut driver and reattached the rear panel. The fix worked, so I have not yet replaced the gas coil sensors at the front of the dryer. The dryer is 19 years old, so the electrical connectors were pretty tight. I used needle nose pliers to pull the connectors free and prevent any damage to the wires. Good Luck.
removed door and front panel this exposed all the control devices I changed out the thermostat ndn repaired the dryer
Gas Dryer, bought used over ten years ago. Timer not advancing, so I came to the site to check prices on a timer. Looked at troubleshooting guide and determined problem was most likely thermal fuse and not timer. Because thermostat was also suggested as potential problem, I bought that also. Figured it was cheap enough that since I had to go through aggravation of pulling dryer out, I only wanted to do it once,Pulled dryer out and unplugged it. Turn off gas valve, dis connect gas line at dryer with crescent wrench. Pull back panel using screw driver. Replace both parts. Clean lint from dryer, sweep area behind dryer and reassemble. About 40 minutes. Tested dryer, could feel heat, so A-ok. But, not really. Timer still not advancing, heat erratic. So, ordered coil kit. Unplug dryer. Remove 2 short phillips screws under lint trap door , pry top up. 2 screws removed with nut driver, lift front up and off. I can see coils readily accessible on bottom left. Using stubby phillips screwdriver, remove and replace coils. Clean lint, reassemble. Dryer works great, and repair was actually easier than anticipated after watching video. Close call, because wife as naggin' for new dryer. If the coil kit didn't work, I would have lost the argument!
I replaced the Thermostat, heating element and thermal fuse. Took 30 minutes and dryer is working fine
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