334278-1-S-Whirlpool-279769            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit
334278-1-S-Whirlpool-279769            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit 334278-2-S-Whirlpool-279769            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit 334278-3-S-Whirlpool-279769            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

PartSelect Number PS334278

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: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Will not start.
  • Temperature too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerStan from Boswell OK

Dryer wouldn't heat.

I removed the back panel and tested the Thermal Fuse, the Thermostat and the Heating Element with a meter. The Thermal Fuse gave a bad reading. I proceeded to clean the dryer and lint pipe of all lent. I installed the new Thermal Fuse and put the back panel back on the dryer. The dryer worked for two loads of clothes and the Thermal Fuse blow again. I'm now at the end of my rope. I don't know what else to check and I can't continue to buy parts for only two loads. I guess I will have to invest in a new dryer.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRICHARD E from UNALASKA AK

Gas flame would shut off after + or - two minutes

the igniter worked so replaced the two coils on the burner, did not help, read the diagram that came with the machine and replace the high limit cut out. that did it, however the mounting bracket needed to be modified by grinding a tab off, so that the cut off switch would fit in to the bracket.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKevin from Mount Morris MI

No heat

Wife completed the element and thermal cutoff installation while I was at work. The leads to the cutoff were removed, the screws removed the new parts were screwed in and the wires reconnected. The hardest part was putting the face back on the dryer. Partselect was a great source of information and the delivery was fast. Dryer works great.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerTimothy from Fort Payne AL

Thermal cut-off was bad

The repair was no problem. Just taking off the hex screws removing the crimp wire and replace the parts in the kit and the old dryer came back to life again.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerShelly from Flagstaff AZ

First taking too long to dry, then no heat at all.

Unplug the machine. Take off back panel and remove heater assembly. Since I was already into the heating system, I replaced the heating element as well ($30). I replaced the old thermal cut off and overtemp, put the wires back on the connectors, reassembled, and the dryer works like it did when brand new! Within 30 minutes the repair was completed. Still saving for a new front loader washer/dryer, so the repair will hold us until we have enough to buy new. Alos, helped us to need to dry clothes on a clothes rack in the house. Good practice and lesson for the entire family!

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerMark from Clements, MD

Dryer blew cold air

After removing the exhaust pipe and clamp, I unscrewed the back panel with a 1/4 inch drive socket set. That exposed the wires and the wiring skematic. I used a multimeter to track the power to the element and found that no power was reaching the element. I then unplogged the unit removing all power and tested the resistance on each thermal fuse. The lower fuse had no resistance and the upper fuse did. I then disconnected the upper fuse, used a jumper wire the connect both wires together to bi-passed the fuse. I reconnected the power and turned on the dryer. The dryer element worked, confirming my suspicions of the bad fuse. Once I ordered the fuse and only paid for regular delivery I had the fuse with 24 hours and dryer back together within very little time. It took me more time to clean up the lint dust then it did to fix the problem.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerSakina 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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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMark 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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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerTim 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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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDeLane 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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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJimmy 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerMaggie 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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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerkathy 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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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerHugh 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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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJAMES 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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