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PartSelect Number PS11741405
Manufacturer Part Number WP3387134
Manufactured by Whirlpool

A cycling thermostat is in tune with the temperature of your dryer and regulates it in order to maintain a certain temperature. This thermostat reaches a temperature of 155 degrees and will then turn off and then on again once it has dropped by 25 degrees. If your dryer is not giving off enough heat, is over-heating, is not turning on, or is having issues with the timer functionality, this could indicate an issue with the thermostat. The installation of the cycling thermostat is simple and the only tool required is a 1/4 inch nut driver (and gloves for safety).

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Jenn-Air.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Will not tumble.

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Question:

My dryer is turning on and “working” but it is not heating properly. It is a gas dryer and it doesn’t seem to have a problem igniting. What should I check?

Leo
Answer:

Hi Leo, we recommend testing the coils 279834 to see if they are faulty. You can test them using a multi-meter tool. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

My dryer is taking too long to dry the clothes in it and I am not over filling it. My friend suggested a blockage but we already checked for that. We also tried using the different settings and the only one that seems to be buggy and not working is the highest setting. So do you have any suggestions of parts to check or tests to try to fix this.

Dylan
Answer:

Hi Dylan, we recommend testing the temperature coming from the dryer when on high heat, which should be about 110 (low end) to 160 (high end) degrees. If your dryer is cycling before it hits the 150 degrees, you most likely have a faulty cycling thermostat. This can be tested with a multi-meter with temperature. Best of luck with this repair!

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Question:

I’m not sure how often this happens because it hasn’t happened to me or anyone I know before. But our dryer seems to be getting too hot during cycles. The clothes are way too hot when they come out, even on the lower settings. The heater element is still cycling on and off though which is think is normal. I’ve already checked the flow and the vents and everything seems to be square there. What would you recommend I check next. Do you think it’s the thermostat?

Kealan
Answer:

Hi Kealan, we recommend trying to dry a load with the vent unhooked from your dryer. If you are still experiencing these symptoms you could have a faulty dryer cycling thermostat WP3387134. I hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Penny from Monee, IL

No heat

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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Ana from Salt Lake City, UT

Dryer has no heat

It was such an easy and quick repair. It took me about 20 min to complete the repair. The easy to follow " How to" video made it easy to replace the parts. Not knowing which part was bad I replaced both. Now my dryer is heating faster than ever.

Thank you so much!!!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Sean from Richboro, PA

Took too long for clothes to dry

removed the back panel of the dryer. removed the thermal fuse and removed wires. inserted the new thermal fuse and reconnected the wires. removed the thermostat. inserted the new thermostat and then removed the wires from the old thermostat one by one then coneected them to the new thermostat. the dryer is working better, but not tip top. may be some other issues with the dryer.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Micheal from COLLINSVILLE, IL

The dryer had inconsistent heating.

After watching the video on your website and doing just a little troubleshooting on the components of the dryer (thermostats, heating coil, fuse) I determined this thermostat to be the problem. I ordered it from your site and had it in a few days. Took me only a few minutes to put it in and the dryer is working great now!

Thanks for all the helpful information on your site!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: JOSEPH from PARRISH, FL

No heat

Parts were ordered and recieved the next day. Installation was a breeze, and the handy on line video was a great help.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Gary from Tangent, OR

Heavy clothes not dry

Followed the repair video, went great, fixed the problem.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Shawn from Cincinnati, OH

It was taking to long to dry clothes

Using a adjustable speed drill, removed all the screws off the back panel of the dryer. Then took some pictures of wiring with my cell phone, (for reference on how everything was connected together). Removed the cycling thermostat and replaced it. Then removed the Heating element, put the new High limit thermostat on the new Heating Element and installed it on the dryer. Replaced the back panel and all the screws.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: CLYDE from HARVEY, LA

Dryer would not turn on.

I bought two parts as listed, istalled the thermostat first and got nothing. Then I installed the thermal fuse and success. The fuse was rated at a 46% cause of the problem but I am still glad I replaced both parts. .

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Terry from Hawthorne, FL

Dryer not coming on at all

Thought it might be the push button start relay. But, before I ordered any parts I went on YouTube and looked for Whirlpool dryer repair. I found British James. He told me exactly what was wrong (thermal fuse) and what had caused the problem (Cycling thermostat). I changed both parts as per his instructions and everything works great. It's unbelievably the amount of good information you can find. By the way, PartSelect shipped my parts to me incredibly fast. I mean like amazingly fast. I'd use them again for sure.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Brandy from Jonesboro, AR

Dryer would spin and blow air but would not heat

I and my husband after noticing the dryer would not heat, waited awhile to move to make sure it wasn't faulty wiring in our old rental. When we moved and it didn't work still we examined the heating element and noticed it was burned out. We did not have a tester we just went by visual inspection. We ordered the heating element and attached it and it still did not work. After reading several repair stories on PartsSelect we realized that the Thermal cut off may have been tripped and therefore needed to be replaced. We purchased the thermal cut off kit which included two types of fuses for our dryer and a replacement connector in case we needed to splice the wiring. We also purchased a cycling thermostat just in case. When we got the parts the instructions were fairly easy to understand but it took us a while because the part required us to splice the wire and connect a new end onto the existing wire. (The new thermal cut off did not have the old welded metal connection and instead had a wire that connected the existing wiring to the new cut off) We cut the old wire to remove the head, cut a small portion of the protective rubber around and slid it off the end. We then attached the new head and manually crimped the metal closed. We had to do this to our existing wire and the wire sent with the kit making sure we added the female and male ends to the right wire (per instructions). The new cut off connected to the heating element with screws instead of sliding in and around the bent openings. We then simply reconnected all the wiring as illustrated. The other thermostat and fuse connected the same as the ones we removed.

All I can say is it worked, and it heats and drys well. Thank you parts select for sending the item so quickly. Two days after ordering! Will definitely order from you guys again!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Dale from Clinton, MA

Blown thermal fuse

Found bad thermal fuse. Replaced cycling thermostat and cleaned vent all ok

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: DERRICK from HILLIARD, OH

Dryer would spin but not heat up

After reading through a few of the repair stories online, I figured out the parts I needed. I placed the order for the parts, and they arrived promptly the next day. I replaced the heating elements all of the thermostats using the instruction vidoes from the site. The entire job took less than an hour and the dryer is running and heating better than ever. Thanks for all of your help and support....

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Karen from Millington, MI

Clothes were taking to long to dry.

First I removed the nuts from to get the back of the dryer off (I think there were 8 or so). Then I removed the cycling thermostat (careful to watch were the wires were), I ten installed the new one. I then did the same with the thermal cut-off and the heating element. The door catch kit wasn't what I needed so I didn't install it.
If I would have known it was going to be so easy I would have done this repair months ago!!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William from MInot AFB, ND

No heat

It was a really easy repair. Simply removed the back cover and swapped out the parts. The only tricky part was getting the wires reconnected.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Stephen from Lewisburg, OH

Dryer would operate, but no heat

Removed 2 screws and 2 wires, replaced the part and then there was heat.

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