344510-1-S-Whirlpool-3387134           -Cycling Thermostat
344510-1-S-Whirlpool-3387134           -Cycling Thermostat 344510-2-S-Whirlpool-3387134           -Cycling Thermostat

Cycling Thermostat

PartSelect Number PS344510

Cycling thermostats continually cycle the heating element off and on to maintain a constant inner temperature. This particular cycling thermostat has a limit of 155 degrees Fahrenheit and a differential of 25 degrees. Meaning that with this thermostat, the heating element will cut out at 155 degrees and cycle back on once the internal temperature drops by 25 degrees.

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.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Temperature too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
  • Will not shut off.
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Thermal Fuse

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This part is a one-time use thermal fuse which attaches to the blower wheel housing of your clothes dryer. It cannot be re-set and must be replaced when continuity between the pins is no longer present. Terminal size is 3/16".

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerPenny from Monee IL

No heat

The repair itself was no problem - in changing out the parts but when we were done the dryer still didn't heat. Ended up calling in a repairman and he said we probably would never have found the problem as it was the flame sensor. He also replaced the coils. So now I have those new parts plus the thermal fuse and cycling thermostat that I ordered from your site. Should be good for another 18 years!! Thanks for making your sight so easy to maneuver in and to order the parts.

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  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerLatrenda from Forney TX

Timer would not advance/no heat

This was so easy with the Partselect video. I removed the back of the dryer (9 screws) with a pair of pliers. Took a picture of the cycling thermostat with a digital camara, just in case I mixed up the wires. I removed 4 wires and two screws, screwed in the new cycling thermostat and reattached the wires. NOTE: wires can be pretty tight, a pair of needle nose pliers would have helped.

Unfortunately, my wife did not mention that the dryer was not getting hot, only that the timer did not advance. I hopped back online, ordered the heating element and the thermal fuse, debated about paying for a next day delivery and decided against it. I placed the order on a Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. It shipped Friday and arrived on Saturday evening. I was not expecting it until Wednesday!!

The Dryer is working like new, my wife thinks that I'm a genious and I'm just happy I did not have to help lug clothes to the laundromat Sunday!!!
LT

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerAna from Salt Lake City UT

Dryer has no heat

It was such an easy and quick repair. It took me about 20 min to complete the repair. The easy to follow " How to" video made it easy to replace the parts. Not knowing which part was bad I replaced both. Now my dryer is heating faster than ever.

Thank you so much!!!!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerSean from Richboro PA

Took too long for clothes to dry

removed the back panel of the dryer. removed the thermal fuse and removed wires. inserted the new thermal fuse and reconnected the wires. removed the thermostat. inserted the new thermostat and then removed the wires from the old thermostat one by one then coneected them to the new thermostat. the dryer is working better, but not tip top. may be some other issues with the dryer.

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  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerMicheal from COLLINSVILLE IL

The dryer had inconsistent heating.

After watching the video on your website and doing just a little troubleshooting on the components of the dryer (thermostats, heating coil, fuse) I determined this thermostat to be the problem. I ordered it from your site and had it in a few days. Took me only a few minutes to put it in and the dryer is working great now!

Thanks for all the helpful information on your site!

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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 DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerThomas from Walnut CA

Timer will not advance - heat on about 10 minute then off - take a long time to dry load

Replaced thermal fuse, cyling thermal, then replaced thermostat 205F, ptoblems still remained.
Using ohmmeter measured and inspected all components . Found that the valve coils a little bit stick to the shaft. Orderd the two terminal gas valve coil and secondary coil valve - three terminal and replaced. Problem solved. :-)

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  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerGary from Tangent OR

Heavy clothes not dry

Followed the repair video, went great, fixed the problem.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerJeannie from Reed City MI

This dryer still will not heat up.....

And prior to installing all the parts, Thermal Fuse, Cycling Thermostat, High Limit Thermostat, leveling feet, and I even replace the heating element prior to these parts.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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CustomerShawn from Cincinnati OH

It was taking to long to dry clothes

Using a adjustable speed drill, removed all the screws off the back panel of the dryer. Then took some pictures of wiring with my cell phone, (for reference on how everything was connected together). Removed the cycling thermostat and replaced it. Then removed the Heating element, put the new High limit thermostat on the new Heating Element and installed it on the dryer. Replaced the back panel and all the screws.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerCLYDE from HARVEY LA

Dryer would not turn on.

I BOUGHT TWO PARTS AS LISTED, ISTALLED THE THERMOSTAT FIRST AND GOT NOTHING. THEN I INSTALLED THE THERMAL FUSE AND SUCCESS. THE FUSE WAS RATED AT A 46% CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM BUT I AM STILL GLAD I REPLACED BOTH PARTS..

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerRicky from Trenton TX

No heat

replaced heat elemant,and all thermastats in dryer....works great

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerTerry from Hawthorne FL

Dryer not coming on at all

Thought it might be the push button start relay. But, before I ordered any parts I went on YouTube and looked for Whirlpool dryer repair. I found British James. He told me exactly what was wrong (thermal fuse) and what had caused the problem (Cycling thermostat). I changed both parts as per his instructions and everything works great. It's unbelievably the amount of good information you can find. By the way, PartSelect shipped my parts to me incredibly fast. I mean like amazingly fast. I'd use them again for sure.

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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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDale from Clinton MA

Blown thermal fuse

Found bad thermal fuse. Replaced cycling thermostat and cleaned vent all ok

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