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Thermal Cut-Off Kit

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PartSelect Number PS334278
Manufacturer Part Number 279769
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This kit includes one high limit thermostat with a limit of 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and one thermal cut-off fuse with a limit of 360 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat and fuse help prevent the dryer from overheating.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Maytag.

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.
  • Too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Samuel from PICKENS, WV

Dryer would not heat up.

Watched video and removed lower cover of dryer then removed and replaced the thermal cut-off .Dryer works great now.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Allen from HARRISBURG, PA

No heat in dryer

I replaced the thermal cut-off kit. To do this I removed the heating coil assembly. After carefully inspection of the coil I determined it may not need to be replaced so I had this out then replaced the thermal cut off and put everything back. The dryer has been working for two weeks.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William C. from BIRMINGHAM, AL

Dryer wasn't heating

Unplugged dryer, removed back panel, checked thermostats & heating coil with ohm meter, found one stat with broken terminal and one that was bad. Ordered them from this site. Received them in record time, did the installation and was back in business drying clothes. Thanks for video & great service.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Sakina from Philadelphia, PA

Dryer was not getting hot.

I ordered the necessary thermal cut off and fuse from Part Select. The process was easy, when i came home from work my husband installed the piece in a matter of minutes and we were back in business of drying clothes.

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kate from Nashville, TN

Dryer running with no heat

I am nine months pregnant and can't believe how easy it was. Took the back panel off and saw that the heating element looked fine. I checked to three thermostats and found the two that were dead. I found the two online that looked like the two i needed, ordered the parts and they came in 2 days. It was sooo easy i can't believe i actually thought about calling someone to come fix it for me.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Mark from Cicero, AL

Everything worked on the dryer,just no heat!!

Turned it on it's face,removed bottom back panel.Checked the heat coil and had closed circut. Checked the thermal cut offs one had a closed circut one open.So I orderd the kit ,replaced both . On with the panel,stood it up,plugged it in and WHALA!! Heat and happiness.

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Tim from Bonham, TX

Dryer was not getting hot enoug. I determined the higher thermostat was faulty.

Remove the back, just a few screws, after you unplug the dryer. Disconnect the wiring terminals to both the low and high temperature thermostat. Take both units out with a nut driver and replace. Reassemble the unit the same way it was dismantled. Partselect is a great place to order whatever you need. They almost got here faster than I could place the order. Great service, keep it up.

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: mike from HAMILTON, NY

Dryer stopped heating ...hose for water split

Followed video on site

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DeLane from Toccoa, GA

Dryer would not heat

Removed the back cover, removed the thermal cut-off and checked with ohm reader, didn't get a reading. Ordered the part, plugged in the two wires and screwed in the two screws. Replaced the back cover, dryer works like it did the very first time. This does not take a male to do it. (No offense men). This site offers a short video on how to replace each part if you can't figure it out for yourself.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jimmy from Euharlee, GA

Dryer would not heat.

After disconnecting power cord, I removed the bottom front panel and disconnected 4 wires. I removed the screws, and the old parts, replaced the new parts, put the screws back in, and re-connected the 4 wires. One of the fuses only required one screw, and had a little clip to go into the other hole. The job probably took about 5 minutes, but I cleaned lint from inside the dryer. After replacing front panel, and connected the power cord, the dryer heats fine.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Maggie P from Macon, GA

The dryer stop heating

Removed the heating element and repaced it with the one that was shipped.

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1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: kathy from ravenna, OH

Dryer would spin, but no heat

The kit came with two fuses. On testing with the ohm meter I found the one that was bad. But of course I put in the two new fuses. It was easy to reach from the front with the lint trap removed. The fuses were easy to disconnect the wires and unscrew and then put the two new fuses in - again screw the fuses in and then connect the wires.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Hugh from Lampasas, TX

Dryer would not heat up

removed the heater element housing from the dryer. then on a table removed and replaced the thermal cut-off kit

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: JAMES from PORTLAND, TN

My drier wouldn't heat up

I did this wrong and then I did it right. Without testing, I ordered a heating element, but that didn't fix the problem. I went back to PartsSelect and learned how to test the different parts of the dryer. It turned out to be a faulty fuse. Once I had the correct problem to solve, it only took me about 15 minutes.

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2 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: CARMEN from HAMMONTON, NJ

The dryer was not drying my clothes.

I unplugged the dryer,removed all 9 1/4 inch screws to remove back panel,used an amp meter with sound to test various sensors, if the meter beeps the part is good, if it doesn't beep is bad. The upper Thermal sensor was bad,I looked up the part. I ordered the Thermal Cut Off Kit, I ordered it friday the part got here the next day, BEST SITE to order parts.I Removed and replaced the part, put the back panel back on and plugged the dryer back in. Bingo, my dryer works like new.:) Thank you. I paid $24 for the part versus the cost of a new dryer.

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Manufacturer Part Number: 279769
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