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 DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerDERRICK from HILLIARD OH

Dryer would spin but not heat up

After reading through a few of the repair stories online, I figured out the parts I needed. I placed the order for the parts, and they arrived promptly the next day. I replaced the heating elements all of the thermostats using the instruction vidoes from the site. The entire job took less than an hour and the dryer is running and heating better than ever. Thanks for all of your help and support....

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerKaren from Millington MI

Clothes were taking to long to dry.

First I removed the nuts from to get the back of the dryer off (I think there were 8 or so). Then I removed the cycling thermostat (careful to watch were the wires were), I ten installed the new one. I then did the same with the thermal cut-off and the heating element. The door catch kit wasn't what I needed so I didn't install it.
If I would have known it was going to be so easy I would have done this repair months ago!!!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerWilliam from MInot AFB ND

No heat

It was a really easy repair. Simply removed the back cover and swapped out the parts. The only tricky part was getting the wires reconnected.

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  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephen from Lewisburg OH

Dryer would operate, but no heat

Removed 2 screws and 2 wires, replaced the part and then there was heat.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJesse from Tipp City OH

Dryer no power

Replace 1 time use fuse and thermostat. Remove and clean all ductwork.

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  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJack from Kenton OH

Dryer would not start

After diagnosing the fuse associated with this part as being the problem and ordering it from Sears I came across this web site and compared prices. I found the repair stories and discovered that Whirlpool which is the manufacturer for Kenmore, recommends replacing the thermostat along with the fuse as the thermostat is the likely cause for blowing the fuse. I ordered the thermostat from PartSelect and had it the next day while Sears was like 5 days. If I need repair parts in the future I'll order from PartSelect.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerDan from Brooklyn MI

Dryer would run but wasn't getting any heat

After checking some of the tips on the part select sight I removed the back panel of the dryer and located the thermal fuse. I checked the fuse with a meter I borrowed from a friend and it was bad so I ordered the fuse and followed the advise from some of the other tips I read and also replaced the thermostat. Much easier than anticipated. Dryer is working just fine now. Parts were at my house in 2-3 days. Total cost about 31 dollars.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJudith from Woodridge IL

Dryer runs but will not heat up

This all happened Sunday afternoon. I looked online for "my dryer wont get hot".
They suggested the thermal fuse. I unplugged the dryer, pulled it away from the wall and looked on the back. There was a metal cover so I removed it. 1/4 nut driver. There was the fuse and the thermostat. I disconnected the 2 wires off the fuse and the 1 1/4 nut and we typed the number off the fuse in the search line and it took us to replacement dryer parts at parts select.com and it had a picture and I said order it. Your site suggested we replace the thermostat also so for a few extra dollars I got both parts - put them in and dryer is working fine now. I was pleased with the whole process.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerKEVIN from PHOENIX AZ

Thermostat went bad and wiped out thermal fuse.

Tested thermal fuse with ohm meter and found no continuity, figured thermostat did not open and burnt fuse once it hit 195 degrees. replaced the two of them and all is good know.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerLeroy E from Monroeville PA

No heat / pilot was not firing

Termal Fuse and Cycling thermostat were on the outer shell of the dryer under the rear sheld. It was tougher removing the rear sheld than changing the parts..

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRichard from Mineral Point WI

Auto dry doesn't dry in one cycle

Turned off power to dryer. removed vent pipe, removed back cover(8 screws 1/4" hex). Took off wires from cycling thermostat( lower right side of dryer) removed one hex screw,pull out old thermostat and insert new thermostat, one hex screw,put wires back on thermostat. thought I may as well do a good cleaning at this time. put the back on with 8 hex screws, attached vent pipe, tightened clamp on pipe,pushed dryer back in place and turned on power.Now dries in less than a whole auto dry cycle.

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Parts Used

  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Fallon NV

The auto dry cycle would quit...timer stop 1/2 way

Watched the vidio. Removed back, swap out part shown and replaced. 10 minutes.......Ran test load, and then with wet clothes.......Worked like it should and a $20 part was way better than replacing a dryer..........

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDickie from Clarkesville GA

Dryer would not start

Looked on web site and saw that problem was probably thermal fuse. Used volt meter and found fuse was bad. Ordered new fuse and thermal thermostat as recommended by whirlpool. Arrived in 2 days, took about 30 minutes to take off back of dryer and replace both parts. Dryer works fine now.

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  • Cycling Thermostat

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerElmer from Prim AR

Timer wouldn't move

part was replaced,and I still have the same problem

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerMike from Avenel NJ

No heat,dryer would not cycle

It took longer to move the dryer & clean the lint from the dryer than to do the actual parts replacment.. Both parts were right there after removing back panel. Removed wires from parts after noting orientation,installed new parts. Cycled dryer and now it works just like brand new. I know I saved a bunch of cash either by having a repairman come in or having to replace the dryer. Great site for home owner.

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