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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:
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.
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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.
replaced heat elemant,and all thermastats in dryer....works great
First bought the High Limit thermal cut-off and replaced it as it was burnt/ corroded/ and disintegrated. Figured that could be the only problem. Replaced it and still no heat. Further study showed that when the High Limit thermal cut-off failed it caused the thermal fuse (one time, no reset) to fail also. Unfortunately had to buy whole "thermal cut-off kit" to get the thermal fuse (now have an extra high limit thermal cut-off). Would have been cheaper to buy whole kit first time around. Checked everywhere, best price and availability right here at PartSelect. Dryer works great now, probably a 10 minute fix.
Found the model number and searched on line for the replacement part. Finally found your site and the part kit which was perfect. 4 days later I am doing the repair and dryer back in service. Thanks!
Read the info' about the possible causes, checked out the Thermal fuse with a multimeter found it had blown. Cleared out debris from the blower wheel and ducting, replaced the themostats and fuse. Dryer started up....should be good for another 5 years!
Ordered all of the thermostats and fuses. Unplugged appliance. Removed back panel. Replaced all items, still did not heat. I removed the 2 screws from the filter housing, and lifted the top. I disconnected the door sensor. I removed the 2 5/16" retaining bolts and removed the front cover, supported the drum and discovered a loose connection on the harness that connects to the drum motor. (Engineered not to heat up unless everything else is functional, including drum rotation.) I reestablished a good connection and buttonned her back up. Now i have spare thermostats.
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