334299-1-S-Whirlpool-279816            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit
334299-1-S-Whirlpool-279816            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit 334299-2-S-Whirlpool-279816            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit 334299-3-S-Whirlpool-279816            -Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

PartSelect Number PS334299

Manufacturer Part Number 279816
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This clothes dryer thermal cut-off kit includes one high limit thermostat with a limit of 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and one thermal cut-off fuse (309 degrees). This kit also includes flat heaters with jumper wires.

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.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Timer will not advance.
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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRandy from Manvel TX

Taking longer than normal time to dry clothes

First i remove the back protective panel, and proceeded to the Elemet housing and removed it from its location for ease of repairs, the actual parts were replaced in less than 5 minutes but while i was this far into the appliance i thought it best to also clean out the blower housing, and that is where i found the biggest part of the problem , which by the way is where the exhaust to the dryer is located and there is where i found at least 4 years of lint build up, so after a thorough cleaning i reassembled the dryer and re installed and checked for proper operation and now all is well, and PS if you can tell by this repair story the problem wasn't the Thermal Cut off relay; no it was a completely restricted blower exhaust.Which by the way is an Extreme Fire Hazard

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerMichelle from Aiken SC

Dryer wouldn't heat

Replace the heating element, thermal fuse and thermostat and the problem was resolved. My dryer works like it did the first day I purchased it.

Thanks.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerCash from Mazon IL

Dryer wouldn't heat up and dry the clothes.

First, I had to remove the back panel/cover. Then blow out all the lint and dust. Then I had to diagnose the problem which was the thermal cut off switch. Once diagnosed the problem was pretty easy to fix and repair. The parts from part select were resonable and came really quick.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerMark from Otterville MO

Whirlpool electric dryer would run but no heat

After disconnecting the wires I tested thermal switch with ohm meter. It tested bad. Found the part number for the replacement kit and ordered from partselect.com. New thermal switch fixed the problem.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerThomas from Hartford CT

Dryer was not getting heat to dry the clothes.

Took off the back panel. Looked at the instructions for removal and installation. Removed and replaced the heating element and thermal cut-off kit. Tested and put the back panel back on. Finished!

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerSteven from Lashmeet WV

No heat

took back off removed old part cleaned will apart put new part on reinstalled back done.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

Customercalvin from hudson NH

No heat

i replaced the 2 thermast knowing from a previous dryer that both the thermastat were both bad. i think whirlpool should track this problem . i also think that it was easy to fix even tho im an experince in repairs on washers and dryers . also i think whirlpool should look at the design of the heating element . i think it could be more efficent .

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerDavid from DECATUR GA

Dryer ran but no heat

The kit required changing a pigtail but video directions made it easy. unfortunately the fuse kit was defective BUT your company quickly refunded and shipped a new kit which I received two days later. the changeover took only 10 minutes and I couldn't be more pleased!

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPaul L. from Newport NC

Open thermostat

replaced Part.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerCarl from Twin Lakes WI

Dryer has no heat but all other functions work.

Folks, I have to compliment you on one of the best integrated and intuitive websites I have ever encountered and my compliments to Steve for a job well done on the DIY video presentation. Impressive and it answers the question, "Can I handle this job or do I call a repairman."

Regarding the dryer heating element problem, after reviewing Steve's great video on element replacement, there was little doubt, that anyone with rudimentary familiarity with basic hand tools could handle the job and in the process, save $100 just by eliminating the repairman visit.

After removing the back of the dryer, the heating element was removed and the problem was obvious, as a coil heating wire had parted opening the heating element circuit.

The three parts I ordered, Heating Element, Thermal Cutoff, and High Limit Thermostat took less then one hour from start to finish and that included testing the dryer in all cycles. As I said before, great job, fast parts delivery and good prices, all complimented by a world class Website. Well-done folks. I'll be back when something else goes South on me here at home.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerBarbara from San Jose CA

Drum turned but no heat

We replaced the Fuse-Thrml (3392519) & The Cutoff-TML (279816). Still no heat. (The parts came in 2 days.)
If we had been smart we would have checked the Heating Element first. It was fried.
We ordered the Heating Element and received it the next day! It took about 5 min. to replace.
I was very impressed with the website and delivery service of PartSelect.com. I called two different local stores in our area and they wanted twice the amount for the part and twice the amount for shipping it.

The repair videos we watched were very helpful.
Thank you PartSelect.com you saved us $100's.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJeffrey from Melbourne FL

No heat

First bought the High Limit thermal cut-off and replaced it as it was burnt/ corroded/ and disintegrated. Figured that could be the only problem. Replaced it and still no heat. Further study showed that when the High Limit thermal cut-off failed it caused the thermal fuse (one time, no reset) to fail also. Unfortunately had to buy whole "thermal cut-off kit" to get the thermal fuse (now have an extra high limit thermal cut-off). Would have been cheaper to buy whole kit first time around. Checked everywhere, best price and availability right here at PartSelect. Dryer works great now, probably a 10 minute fix.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJoseph from Van Vleck TX

Damaged over temp cut off

Found the model number and searched on line for the replacement part. Finally found your site and the part kit which was perfect. 4 days later I am doing the repair and dryer back in service. Thanks!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

Tools

CustomerDave from Hudson WI

Dryer not starting

Read the info' about the possible causes, checked out the Thermal fuse with a multimeter found it had blown. Cleared out debris from the blower wheel and ducting, replaced the themostats and fuse. Dryer started up....should be good for another 5 years!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Ravenel SC

No heat, drum would turn, fan would run.

Ordered all of the thermostats and fuses. Unplugged appliance. Removed back panel. Replaced all items, still did not heat. I removed the 2 screws from the filter housing, and lifted the top. I disconnected the door sensor. I removed the 2 5/16" retaining bolts and removed the front cover, supported the drum and discovered a loose connection on the harness that connects to the drum motor. (Engineered not to heat up unless everything else is functional, including drum rotation.) I reestablished a good connection and buttonned her back up. Now i have spare thermostats.

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