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Thermal Cut-Off Kit

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:

  • 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:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerDaniel from Pinellas Park AL

Dryer wouldn't heat

I attempted to take the back panel off the dryer only to discover all I had to do (after removing 10 or so screws) is remove the lower base plate in the front of the dryer. I also had removed the door which turned out to be unnecessary. After removing a guard in front of the heating element (2 screws) I yanked the the element housing that contained the heating element and then disconnected the 6 wires. Using my first ever, newly bought multi meter for only $9.99 from Radio Shack, I turned the dial to the infinity section and check the element for continuency. I did this by touching the meter's two probes to the element's terminals were the wires connect. The element was fine. Then I checked the two sensors the same way. The sensor furtherest away from the element's terminals didn't have a constant signal so I assumed that that sensor was bad. Well, come to find out, one sensor is open and the other in closed... only when the temp. changes do they operate by opening and closing the current. By this time I had already ordered the part so it was too late. Surprisingly, the part came in 2 days. I ordered it Sunday night and i figured it would be sent out Monday but it was already in the air Monday morning... Great service! I replaced both sensors and the dryer works like it did when I first got it.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerBen 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerAbrahan from Laredo TX

Dryer works but does not heat and dry

first, I read the other repair stories and used them as a guide.I checked to see if the heating element was broken. It was not. The Thermal Cut off Kit was the ticket for me. I replaced the three easy parts it contained. Repair time was 30 minutes tops that includes checking the heating element and removing and replacing all three possible culprits (of the Thermal Cut-off Kit). Thanks a million. Happy Ending!Oh by the way, my dryer now dries super fast(saving me a bundle)

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerChris 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

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerKendahl from Leander TX

Dryer wouldn't heat

I shorted the thermal cutout after removing the back.
I then ordered the thermal Cut-Off Kit from PartSelect.
While this was not my first order from them, I was still impressed with the ease and by how soon I received the part without any hassles or glitches. PartSelect will be my primary parts supplier from now on.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLyndon from Bloomington IN

The dryer wouldn't heat at all.

I read troubleshooting tips from other users of this website. This website had all the information I needed to accomplish the repair.

I unplugged the dryer, then tipped it onto its front. I then used a nut driver to remove the dryer backing. After removing the dryer backing, I used the same nut driver to remove the heating element cover since it was the part I initially suspected. The same size nut driver worked on all the parts.

Per recommendations I read on the site, the first thing I did was a continuity check on the heating element. It was good. After reviewing some input from this site, the next best step seemed to be replacing the Cycling Thermostat. I ordered and installed it, but it didn't fix the problem. The cool thing? PartSelect.com got me the part within a couple of days. So, I came back to PartsSelect.com and ordered the next two cheapest parts (ordered two parts at once to save on shipping and handling). The parts came within 4 days. I used the Thermal Cut-Off Kit in its entirety and the problem was fixed! THANK YOU PARTSSELECT.

Here's an impact statement: The day after the dryer had stopped working, I called a repair shop. They told me that if they came out that day, the cost would be $85, plus parts, plus labor. I figured that would run around $140 - $150. Total for PartSelect.com? Around $60 (including shipping and handling) -- and I didn't even use all the parts I ordered.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set

CustomerDougls from Coconut Creek FL

Dryer not heating, but motor running

I first unplugged the dryer and pulled it away from the wall. I had to remove the vent tubing to gain access to the rear of the unit, then removed the screws on the back panel of the dryer. I took off the panel and noticed that lint that had gathered over the years around the back of the dryer. I vacuumed it clean then proceeded to problem solve. I noticed four easily identifiable areas, the thermal cut-off switch and thermostat located by the heating coil and the thermostat and fuse near the venting area. I first checked the fuse with a ohm meter, it was okay. I removed each component one at a time and created a bypass with a alligator clip wire. Plugged the dryer back in to determine if heat was produced while testing each area one at a time. I determined that heat was produced after bypassing the thermal cut-off switch. I then ordered the thermal cut-off switch kit (arrived within 3 days) and installed it within 20 minutes. The longest time spent was trouble shooting, the removal and installation was very easy. By the way, I did use the ohm meter to check the resistance across the thermostats as indicated in previous postings, but I found the results and technique to be more confusing. A bypass worked the best for me and much more reliable. The heat started immediately. I highly recommend downloading the schematics of your unit for part number and location identification.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerChad 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerGary from East Durham NY

Dryer would not start

I put in the new parts but it still did not work, Turned out the Thermal Fuse Blew,removed the two wires and clipped them together and the Dryer worked, have to replace the Thermal fuse and everything will be OK.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

Customerwalter from unionville CT

Dryer would not start

after replacing 3 different parts, the dryer would finally run at a total cost of approx. $80.00. This is still cheaper than a repairman coming to the house, as the service call is $79.99 plus parts & tax.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDouglas from Orlando FL

No heat in the dryer

Initially I incorrectly diagnosed the problem... Make sure to test the continuity in all thermostats and heating element to identify which part is not working. Easiest way is to use a meter with an audible ohm continuity setting. Test the continuity on all thermostats/fuses, and element. If there is no continuity chances are that is it.
Good luck!

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Spring Mills PA

No heat to dryer

PartSelect website was hugely helpful. The diagram of the dryer was great. I determined my thermal cut-off switch was bad. The part was ordered and arrived in a couple days. It was very easy to change. If your thermal cut off is tripped, don't forget to clean your entire duct work, it is most likely blocked or restricted.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerAudrey from North Miami FL

Dryer was not heating anymore

removed the back housing of the dryer and located the thermal switch. unscrewed the old one, popped in the new one and whala! I was back in business!

put the back cover back on the dryer and pushed it back into place.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

Customerbrooke from Cary NC

Dryer wouldn't heat

My original problem was due to a blocked/ broken vent tube, which lead to the failure of the thermal cutoff switch. It was super easy to diagnose using the instructions provided on this site (found an open circuit where it was supposed to be closed). The site helped my identify the correct part and the install was super easy.

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Parts Used

  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerDon from Leander TX

No heat

I unhooked dryer and removed the back panel. then followed the directions for installation of the repair parts I ordered. It was pretty easy ,only two small thermostat type parts and about five or six wires.

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