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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:
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.
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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.
Checked continuity of element checked good so started checking continuity of other parts on back in line with elements. Found thermal cutoff did not have continuity although I didnt know it was called thermal cutoff. I entered part number from piece that didnt have continuity and parts select told me what it was so I ordered replacement and installed no problem.
Unplugged dryer power cord and removed old thermal cut off kit,....installed new kit and reconnected wiring and plugged unit back up,...ready to go.
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!!
Parts were ordered and recieved the next day. Installation was a breeze, and the handy on line video was a great help.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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