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PartSelect Number PS334299
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:
Best guess after looking up information on the Internet was a bad heating element. We also cleaned the lint and cleared the vent. Several sites gave us enough information to locate the heater assembly. After inspection, found nothing wrong with heating coil, which left the thermostats to test. My friend rigged a continuity tester from a flashlight and one of the thermostats was bad. The PartsSelect people got us the right parts, which arrived on Tuesday! Installation went smoothly except we had instructions for only one of the parts. The instructions left us baffled (and I am a tech writer). We reassembled the dryer and pushed the button. It worked and we could feel heat! Not bad for two computer techies
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Removed the screws that held the back panel on following parts select advice I trested the thermostats and fuse found the thermostat that was bad decided since I was already in the back to just replace them all and the fuse ordered the parts arrived in 2 days replaced all the parts very easy remove the screws holding them in remove the wires and replace in reverse order I think the whole job took about 30 minutes from start to finish
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
took back off removed old part cleaned will apart put new part on reinstalled back done.
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 .
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!
I followed instructional video step by step. Thanks keep up good work
removed back cover and replaced temp t stats replaced cover dryer works but does not dry clothes
I ordered 3 parts one at a time. The fuse was not the problem. The coil was not the problem. It turned out to be the Thermal cut-off. I wasted some time ordering each part seperately, however they came in the mail very quickly. The repairs were very easy thanks to the video instructions. I am able to return the coil since it is not necessary and is still in unused condition. Much easier and cheaper than buying a new dryer. And I love my Dryer!
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.
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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