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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.
  • Too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Timer will not advance.
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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDavid from Green River WY

Taking a long time to dry clothes

Replaced heating element, thermostats and fuse, cleaned dryer vent shafts and it is now working like when it was new.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLARRY 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 DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJOSEPH 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerKenneth 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerJoseph 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 DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerKenneth 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerDavid 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRobert from Rising Sun IN

Dryer quiet heating

The guy in the video says it all for me it was very simple after watching

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

Customerandrew 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTimothy 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerTimothy from Tulsa OK

Would not start

The repair itself was easy however testing the components was not easy. I first just guessed and replaced the start switch. when that did not work I did some more research and bought a multimeter. I did not buy a meter that tested for continuity so I did more research and found that if I set it on ohms and if the meter went to 0 the component is good if it went to anything else the component is bad. Any way I bought the thermal fuse and the thermostat kit. the part for the fuse was correct but only 1 thermostat in the kit I bought was correct. as soon as I put the fuse in the dryer immiediately started.I know it is reccommended to replace the thermostat too even if it reads good because it could be going bad but I left the old one in because even after opening the door with the timer on the heating element would stay on with the new thermostat so I was aprehensive about leaving the new one in and took it out and put the old one back. well two days later the dryer would not start again. I have tested all of the thermostats and they are all good except the one so I replaced it with one I got in the kit and had to order a new thermal fuse. I am hopping that I will get it right this time. I am into this repair about 80 dollars 1 new start switch I did not need 10$. the thermostat kit 20$ and I only used 1 out of the 2 because the second one is not compatible. 2 thermal fuses now 20$ A multimeter 20$. plus shipping costs. I still feel like I have saved 75 to 100 dollars and now I know more about how to repair a dryer. I think that once I get the new fuse It will start. I hope this helps all of those out there trying to save a dollar. I recommend buying a multimeter that tests for continuity so that you can test all of the components with ease. It is hard to be sure about what you are testing and trust what yourself after reading the information on line. If I had to do this over again I would have just bought the 1 thermostat I needed and the fuse and trusted that I really needed to replace that stat because putting that dryer vent back on is going to worse than the repair. Good luck to all.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerAndre 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerTeresa 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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerERICK 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerBrandy 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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