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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:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: LARRY from DYER, TN

Not drying clothes fast enough

First I removed the back medel cover from dryer by removing 9 screws-holding back cover on-easy. Then took multimeter put on ohms to test cycling thermostat which showed to be no good replaced it- and then sense I had ordered the thermal cut off kit which was not bad I replaced it anyway because I had the back off the dryer ,anyway removed wires being sure to remember where the wires went back- hardest thing to keep stright. But not to difficult. Put back cover back on done with that. Also put new multi rib belt on- easy- take off top and front of dryer. Runs&heats-like new!!

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: JOSEPH from PARRISH, FL

No heat

Parts were ordered and recieved the next day. Installation was a breeze, and the handy on line video was a great help.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kenneth L from Maryville, TN

Dryer stopped heating

Unplugged the dryer, removed the venting, cleaned the venting to the outside using a plumber's snake and cotten rag attached to the snake, removed the back of the dryer, confirmed that the connections and wiring was intact. Secured the make and model of the dryer and headed to the computer. I searched for possible issues and solutions and found this site with diagrams and parts listings. I ordered the parts online and they arrived really quick (about two work days). Parts were exactly as advertised, they actually fit and were easy to install. Put the dryer back together and turned it on. It started heating just fine. I spent about $48.00 for what would have been a $150 service call plus parts. Very pleased with the on-line instructions and simplicity. Keep up the good work and THANK YOU.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Joseph from ROCHESTER, NY

No heat from the dryer

First thing I did is go to PartsSelect to trouble shoot. Worked last time I had an appliance problem. It indicated that the thermistats are the most likely culprit since 82% of people claimed that to be the problem. I bought those two parts and that got me a little heat but it was still cutting off after a couple minutes...so, I bought the third part (Internal Bias Thermistor) and installed it later. Worked like a charm! Hasn't blown this hot in 5 years or more. While you're inside the unit, I also recommend cleaning out the blower and associated areas. They really accumulate lint and that cuts down the air flow considerably. I at least doubled the air flow as well as increasing the heat. Dryer is working like new!

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Kenneth from Bowling Green, KY

Dryer would run but no heat

Laid dryer on its front and removed screws to back panel and replaced upper thermostat that came in the kit. I had already replaced the other thermostat. Went really east and the video online was excellent and easy to understand.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: David from York, SC

Dryer was not generating enough heat after a few cycles.

After watching the "how-to video" I removed the back of the dryer and went to town. The heating element was easily accessible and easily replaced. I had also bought the thermal cut off kit, which included a new high limit thermostat for the heating element and a thermal cut off fuse. I wasn't sure if they needed replacing, but bought it anyway just to cover my bases. The whole fix was very simple. However, I was not expecting to have to strip wires and crimp new connectors on. Thankfully the cut off kit had the connectors included. After getting the connections right, I replaced the thermostat and fuse and put the back of the dryer back on. Dryer works like new now!

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: andrew from chillicothe, TX

No heat

replaced element with out checking it. not the problem.noticed one of the thermal sensors terminals was black burnt.this was the problem.element and sensors easy to replace.take back of dryer and everything is right there.part select video helped.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Timothy from Albuquerque, NM

Dryer didn't heat

unplugged dryer, removed back plate & located heating element. disconnected heating element from power supply, assembled thermal cut-off kit to new element. use provided adapter for minor re-wiring. re-installed heating element. plugged unit back in to test. succesful repair! replaced back panel. back in service!

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Andre from Odenton, MD

Dryer not heating

After carefule research, realized that I did not need to replace the part. It was my heating element that was burnt out.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Teresa from Mountain Lake Park, MD

Would not heat up and therefore would not dry clothes

Followed the video instructions. The part that fit the bottom did not match exactly, however.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: ERICK from AUSTIN, TX

Dryer didn't heat up.

I replaced the heating element and thermo-couplings. The repair itself went quickly. I had to order parts twice because I could not find accurate instructions on how to troubleshoot. I needed clear instructions on how to test the various parts, like how to properly use the continuity tester meter. I probably replaced more parts and did more work than needed.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Brandy from Jonesboro, AR

Dryer would spin and blow air but would not heat

I and my husband after noticing the dryer would not heat, waited awhile to move to make sure it wasn't faulty wiring in our old rental. When we moved and it didn't work still we examined the heating element and noticed it was burned out. We did not have a tester we just went by visual inspection. We ordered the heating element and attached it and it still did not work. After reading several repair stories on PartsSelect we realized that the Thermal cut off may have been tripped and therefore needed to be replaced. We purchased the thermal cut off kit which included two types of fuses for our dryer and a replacement connector in case we needed to splice the wiring. We also purchased a cycling thermostat just in case. When we got the parts the instructions were fairly easy to understand but it took us a while because the part required us to splice the wire and connect a new end onto the existing wire. (The new thermal cut off did not have the old welded metal connection and instead had a wire that connected the existing wiring to the new cut off) We cut the old wire to remove the head, cut a small portion of the protective rubber around and slid it off the end. We then attached the new head and manually crimped the metal closed. We had to do this to our existing wire and the wire sent with the kit making sure we added the female and male ends to the right wire (per instructions). The new cut off connected to the heating element with screws instead of sliding in and around the bent openings. We then simply reconnected all the wiring as illustrated. The other thermostat and fuse connected the same as the ones we removed.

All I can say is it worked, and it heats and drys well. Thank you parts select for sending the item so quickly. Two days after ordering! Will definitely order from you guys again!

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Edward from Key Largo, FL

No heat

pulled of back and exposed heat element. Made up jumper for themostat and cutout from little sliver of beer can to bypass thermal switches.unit worked so ordered kit to replace non functioning thermostat. Quick delivery and quick instal. I had left back panel off after test . All is well

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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Ron from Hollywood, FL

Dryer ran but did not heat.

Checked continuity of Heating element. It was OK.

Checked Thermal Cut off and thermostat adjacent to element.

Thermal cutoff failed continuity test.

Ordered kit. Received in two days. Replaced Thermal cut off and thermostat.

Dryer worked properly.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: DERRICK from HILLIARD, OH

Dryer would spin but not heat up

After reading through a few of the repair stories online, I figured out the parts I needed. I placed the order for the parts, and they arrived promptly the next day. I replaced the heating elements all of the thermostats using the instruction vidoes from the site. The entire job took less than an hour and the dryer is running and heating better than ever. Thanks for all of your help and support....

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