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

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PartSelect Number PS334299
Manufacturer Part Number 279816
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The thermal cut off turns off the heating component when the dryer overheats, ensuring there is a consistent level of heat at all times. This 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. If your dryer is not starting properly, shutting off too soon or is taking too long to dry your clothes it could be because it has blown and needs to be replaced. This is a genuine OEM part that comes directly from the manufacturer.

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

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

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Question:

My dryer is having trouble heating up, or heating at all. Based on what your site is saying it may be the thermostat with the thermal fuse. Does that sound right, and is this what I need to make the repair?

Kyle
Answer:

Hi Kyle, your diagnosis is correct. This assembly 279816 is what you will need to repair your dryer, and it is the right part for your model. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

I am getting no heat but i have continuity and the heating coils have voltage.

Micha
Answer:

Hi Micha, we recommend first disconnecting the wires to the heater and checking them for 240 volts across both. If you do not have the 240, you need to find where you are losing the rest. I hope this helps.

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Question:

What is wiring order for this repair?

Jonathan
Answer:

Hello Jonathan, the order of the wiring from your motor should go to the heater, then to the thermal cut off, and from there to the high limit, and then to the timer. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

When reconnecting the wires to the cutoff part on the heating element as well as adjacent parts does it matter which terminal the 2 wires going to each part are connected to?

Don
Answer:

Hi Don, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, I believe that it does matter. For the thermostat that is at the bottom near the heating element prongs, the jumper wire is supposed to connect to the left hand side element prong and the bottom prong of the thermostat. For the thermal fuse, you should have two wires separated by a strap that holds the whole harness together. The top wire should snap into the top prong of the fuse, and the wire underneath the strap snaps into the bottom prong of your fuse. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

My dryer won't dry clothes, and it runs continually, i am wondering if it would be a thermostat or the heating element? How would i go about diagnosing the problem? Thank you!

Wacey for model number Kenmore model # 11096561230
Answer:

Hello Wacey, that is a great question. It is possible that it would be on of the thermostats, you can test these with a multi-meter, as well as the heating element to determine which is at fault. Hope this help!

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Question:

Dryer runs, but no heat have tested everything? I am getting 240 at back of machine but only about 5-8 at wires going into heater coil. Any ideas? All other components have continuity. Am i testing correctly for voltage to heater coil?

David for model number AED4475TQ1
Answer:

Hello David, thank you for contacting us. It may not be the heating element. There is a High-Limit Thermostat and an Operating Thermostat. If either of these are faulty they can cause the heating element to not heat up. They can be tested as well with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: scott from seymour, IN

2 problems dryer ran but wouldnt heat second was the door switch spring broke iwas using a plastic clampt o hold the button in so the dryer would run

first with the dryer unpluged ,i removed the wires from the upper thermal cut off ,then with a nut driver i removed it . replaced it with the new one and reattatched the two wires then the same on the bottom thermal . to replace the spring i removed the two screws pulled out the switch and spring at the same time ,removed the broken spring and replaced it onto the switch then placed it back into the dryer and replaced the screws.! everything worked like it han never been broke! my wife is verry happy!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Willis from GRAND FORKS, ND

Dryer not hot enough, too long to dry.

Installed thermal cut-off kit. Dryer works fine now. Kit very easy to install.

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

Dryer wouldn't start

Pulled back off dryer as in video and followed directions. One part in the kit was not necessary. Just replaced the fuse and put it all together again and Voila! Dryer works again.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Doug from Broken Arrow, OK

No heat

Purchased new heating element and replaced. This was the number one recommendation for the fix for my problem. I do not have any measurement devices to check any of the parts. This was trial and elimination. The old element was badly burnt. Still no heat. The second recomendation was the thermal fuse. I purchased that and replaced. Still no heat. After reading through some of the repair forums on this site I decided to try one more time and replace the thermal cut off kit. A little harder to do because it required cutting and replacing some wire ends. That was the problem. We now have heat and once again I have a happy wife! I left the new element and the fuse in. The dryer heats much faster than it did.
The repair videos on this site were very helpful. Some of the wire changes on the Thermal Cut-off Kit can be very confusing.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Ben from Nicholls, GA

Dryer not heating

Pulled the dryer out from the wall and laid it on its front on a blanket.Removed the back panel.Disconected the two switches and replaced them with the new ones.Cleaned up dryer replaced back panel and returmed the dryer to its original place and she works just fine.

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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: Guillermo from Royal Palm Beach, FL

Won`t dry

Remove backpanel, ohms cut off thermostat, no good, disconnet two wires from defective part and installed a new one.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Dennis from Dacula, GA

Dryer took much longer to get clothes dry.

Unplugged Dryer.

Removed back panel & dryer hose - About 10 screws

Removed Heating element - two screws

Followed instructions for replacing old thermal cut-off with new model (this was slightly different from original equipment - wiring modification was required) All connections were detailed in the instructions. Jumper wire and new screws included in Thermal Cut-Off kit.

Cleaned lint and dust from inside dryer.

Replaced back panel and dryer hose.

Tested dryer, works like new.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Chad from Yukon, OK

Dryer not heating

I removed all the screws to the back panel to gain access to the inside. checked all thermostats and fuses for conductivity (0.001 ohms) resistance. noticed the thermal cut off fuse (thermostat) was showing no conductivity (infinite ohms or OL). FYI the thermal cut-off kit I purchased included both the thermal cut-off fuse(why this is called fuse is a lie its actually a thermostat) and high limit thermostat. I'm seeing alot of users purchasing these seperate but it isn't neccessary. You might need some wire strippers with a crimper though to install everything.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Chris from Inman, SC

The dryer would not turn on and the autodry feature quit working.

First I removed the back of the dryer. Then I used a multimeter to check the thermostsats and the one time use fuse. I found that the fuse had burnt out and one of the thermostats ha checked bad. I changed the fuse by removeing the one screw and lifting the fuse out. Replaced the fuse and reinstalled. I also made sure that the fan for the dyer and the lint trap area were clean. I also changed both of the thermostats while I had the dryer apart. Reassembled the dryer. Everything worked. NICE! No repair bills or buying a new unit.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Lori from GAINESVILLE, GA

Dryer not drying items after one cycle, although dryer was getting hot.

Followed the video instructions that I was directed to through this site. The time it took me includes the time I used to vacuum out the back of the dryer and remove lint build up. The repair was very easy since the video provides all the information you need in an easy to follow format. I used my cell phone and paused when I needed to. Great site, great access to parts and great service. My parts were delivered in 2 days!

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ronald from DRIPPING SPGS, TX

No heat

Replaced thermal sensors.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Doug from NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

No heat

Followed the video - easy!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Bob from SOUTH WINDSOR, CT

N o heat

Did not have a voltmeter to diagnose so bought several thermostats ,fuses, heating element .Replaced them all and the culprit was one of the the thermostats.Good investment and easy install.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Larry from ARAB, AL

No heat

I highly recommend using a multi-meter to test for continuity on the thermistors and the heating element. It will likely save you a lot of time and you can replace the correct part the first time. I found the high limit thermostat to be open. Also note that if you find the same part open, it is most always caused by another part failure or the dryer vent to be clogged up with lint. I also cleaned out the lint chamber which was in pretty bad shape and likely caused my failure. But, the parts were not expensive and were replaced while I was doing the trouble shooting. The video is excellent and if followed all will turn out ok. This is my third different appliance repair, and the parts are always in stock, the standard shipping was 7 days, and everything you need is provided.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Reuben from SAN ANTONIO, TX

No heat

My first deduction is of course the element since its past its engineered time failure . Check with a digital ohm instrument every thing beep, the element, the cut off thermostat, the fuse etc. The only thing I did not check is the electronic dials . Like I suspect that relying on the digital beeps for shorts sometimes when the metal plates of the thermostat stop expanding and contracting due to calcification or something..it will still give you a beep. But when I use an analog ohm meter the reading is very minimal....So what I did was to order the thermostats both the cutoff and the thermal I also the fuse. The element does not show any break cause you can physically see it. Then Eureka ..the parts replaced and my wife is all smiles......plus saved a lot of buko mony..Thanks for the help

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