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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:
First off I was really impressed about the videos provided. They helped make the repairs with more confidence. I changed just about every part related to an heating problem before I hit the defective part. Part I changed were Heating Element - 5600W 240V, Cycling Thermostat, Thermal Fuse, High Limit Thermostat. After replacing all these parts, still no heat. I then read that the Thermal cutoff kit has an additional sensor that you can't get separately but as a part of a kit which forces me to purchase an item twice. After another week spent waiting for the second order to arrive, the part came and I was able to replace and regained heat fairly quickly. Yeah! I do have an ohm meter but the dryer is at a location that is very difficult to reach when plugged in so changing the parts one by one was the safest way to go. It is fixed now and we are all happy. My only complaint is that the thermal kit was not mentioned as a possible issue or else I would have ordered it on the same order. In any case this earned me major brownie point to my significant other double Yeah!!!
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I am almost 60yr. old, I have never come across a better do it yourself site ever. The repairs went well and the video instruction were even better, where have you been my whole life? Instead of picking & plucking parts I went for all 3. I have gone back and forth to stores way to many times in the past for repairs. This was quick and easy and I had no doubts about the job. Prices were right shipping was fast and my wife & I are now happy dry people. Thanks much PARTSELECT
I first repaired the most likely suspects. The heating element and fuse. That did not do the trick. So then I replaced everything else that could effect the heat, that was over 1% of the likely problem. Wala...fixed. Directions were easy, work was easy and the result was a working dryer, good as new. I probably replaced a few items that were not bad but the entire cost was just over $100. A far cry from replacing the dryer at $599
I replaced the cycling thermostat but this did not remedy the problem and after further evaluation I determined that the secondary solenoid coil (hold/assist)had an open coil wire on the gas valve. This is best purchased as a set, primary coil and secondary coil, as it is less expensive this way.
The Dryer needed part #3387134 as it wasn't heating up. After installing the part, it worked for 1 load then the timer wouldn't work. The dryer isn't that old, I was hoping to save it.
Just follow the instruction given to me a piece of cake
replaced switches,didn,t fix.guess i,ll try heater element next
i followed the video exactly. It was very clear and showed step by step instructions. After removing the back with 1/4 inch nutdriver, I removed the cycling thermostat by disconnecting the wires. Some were hard to get off so I had to use the needle nose pliers to pull from just below the clamp. Installing the new one was a snap. I undid the screw for the thermal fuse and repalced with the new one. However, once I installed the new parts my dryer still did not work. Found out that it was a bad breaker. Only one half of the breaker worked. Only 110 instead of 220 was working. Once the breaker was replaced, my dryer worked great. I am still proud that I could replace those parts by myself.
order part fixed it just like the video great site!!!!!
took of the back and replaced the therostat
Had already replaced the heating element, Hi/Lo thermostats, and now the Thermal Fuse and Cycling Thermostat, and still have the same symptons.
Used a 1/4 inch nut driver to remove back and remove element and cycling Thermo. Prior to ordering parts, I looked at the instruction videos provided with each part. ding the backand 3 holding the heat control and element. The belt is a little different, you have to open the machine from the front. There are 4 screws that need to be removed. The videos show exactly what to remove and how to check belt alignment. ---- With the videos, and list of parts that could fail, you can't miss. I have ordered all of the parts to fix the cold air cycling system in our Ref/Freezer. The cost of all the parts is so minimal compared to a service call, it doesn't make sense to eliminate a few parts that they list as possible problem parts when you are not 100% positive what is causing the failure.----- The dryer works exactly like it did when it was new.
First I removed the back medel cover from dryer by removing 9 screws-holding back cover on-easy. Then took multimeter put on ohms to test cycling thermostat which showed to be no good replaced it- and then sense I had ordered the thermal cut off kit which was not bad I replaced it anyway because I had the back off the dryer ,anyway removed wires being sure to remember where the wires went back- hardest thing to keep stright. But not to difficult. Put back cover back on done with that. Also put new multi rib belt on- easy- take off top and front of dryer. Runs&heats-like new!!
First I unplugged my dryer. (220v) I then layed the dryer on its front. I then proceeded to remove the back cover after removing the duct clamp. The two screws holding the Cycling thermostat was removed after the two wire connections were slipped off. I placed the new cycling thermostat in place and put everything back in place and behold...Heat! This was a simple job for even the somewhat clumsy repair person. Good luck and Thank you Partselect! P.S. my order was placed on Friday and it was on my doorstep Saturday morning.
The repair itself was no problem - in changing out the parts but when we were done the dryer still didn't heat. Ended up calling in a repairman and he said we probably would never have found the problem as it was the flame sensor. He also replaced the coils. So now I have those new parts plus the thermal fuse and cycling thermostat that I ordered from your site. Should be good for another 18 years!! Thanks for making your sight so easy to maneuver in and to order the parts.
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