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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:
LOOKED UP DIAGRAM OF WIRING FOR THE MODEL I HAVE AND SAW THE THERMAL KIT. I ORDERED IT PLUS ANOTHER PART I DIDN'T NEED.Just followed instructions from the parts description....Ordered a cople other parts I did not need but will keep them for future use.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
first i removed the back cover by removing the six 1/4 inch screws then i removed the wires to the thermal switch there were three of them and using an ohm meter i checked each one for continuity until i found the one that had an open circuit. i removed the two 1/4 inch screws holding it in place and replaced it with the new one.
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.
used a multi-meter to determine defective cutout switches and other devices.found cutout switch was open , ordered on-line and received the part in rapid order. Installed, and all is well!I wrote a thank you to their customer service the next day.
purchased the thermal cut off kit. Installed it. Dryer still didn't work. The part was non-returnable since we installed it. Then purchased the heating element. Installed it and the dryer worked fine. Delivery time for the parts was superb !
replaced both heating element and Thermal cut-off kit...figured since I had it open I would change out both items. Works great!!
Used multimeter to check heating coil, it checked ok then checked thermal cut-off it checked open no current could get to coil.I checked all of the venting it was clean with no clogs and made sure the heating fan was working witch could cause dryer to over heat. The dryer is 16 years old and still runs great. DO ALL CHECKS WITH DRYER UNPLUGGED
The difficulty arose from the dryer being part of a stacked unit, which is different from a dryer by itself. I removed the back to find something quite different from what the video showed! I had to remove a part to even see the unit I had to remove which was necessary to get at the two thermostat units to replace. The problem was the small space available to get at the bolt that allowed me to pull out the part that contained the thermostats. Fortunately, I have tools and some experience fixing things, so I simply did what I could see I needed to do. Fortunately also, the parts I ordered took care of the dryer problem! Thanks.
I first repaired the most likely suspects. The heating element and fuse. That did not do the trick. So then I replaced everything else that could effect the heat, that was over 1% of the likely problem. Wala...fixed. Directions were easy, work was easy and the result was a working dryer, good as new. I probably replaced a few items that were not bad but the entire cost was just over $100. A far cry from replacing the dryer at $599
Followed directions provided and mechancal ability. I also looked at the video. Very easy to fix. Wasn't sure what parts I needed so I ordered the heating element, fuse and cut off kit. I changed the fuse first and then tne heating element. Tried the dryer and it worked. I didn't need the thermat cut-off kit. So far I have kept the kit but it could be returned. I would fix it myself again as I said it was very easy.
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