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Thermostat, Internal-Bias

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PartSelect Number PS11741405
Manufacturer Part Number WP3387134
Manufactured by Whirlpool

A cycling thermostat is in tune with the temperature of your dryer and regulates it in order to maintain a certain temperature. This thermostat reaches a temperature of 155 degrees and will then turn off and then on again once it has dropped by 25 degrees. If your dryer is not giving off enough heat, is over-heating, is not turning on, or is having issues with the timer functionality, this could indicate an issue with the thermostat. The installation of the cycling thermostat is simple and the only tool required is a 1/4 inch nut driver (and gloves for safety).

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Jenn-Air.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Will not tumble.

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Question:

I’m not sure how often this happens because it hasn’t happened to me or anyone I know before. But our dryer seems to be getting too hot during cycles. The clothes are way too hot when they come out, even on the lower settings. The heater element is still cycling on and off though which is think is normal. I’ve already checked the flow and the vents and everything seems to be square there. What would you recommend I check next. Do you think it’s the thermostat?

Kealan
Answer:

Hi Kealan, we recommend trying to dry a load with the vent unhooked from your dryer. If you are still experiencing these symptoms you could have a faulty dryer cycling thermostat WP3387134. I hope this helps!

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Question:

My dryer is turning on and “working” but it is not heating properly. It is a gas dryer and it doesn’t seem to have a problem igniting. What should I check?

Leo
Answer:

Hi Leo, we recommend testing the coils 279834 to see if they are faulty. You can test them using a multi-meter tool. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

5 people found this helpful.
Question:

My dryer is taking too long to dry the clothes in it and I am not over filling it. My friend suggested a blockage but we already checked for that. We also tried using the different settings and the only one that seems to be buggy and not working is the highest setting. So do you have any suggestions of parts to check or tests to try to fix this.

Dylan
Answer:

Hi Dylan, we recommend testing the temperature coming from the dryer when on high heat, which should be about 110 (low end) to 160 (high end) degrees. If your dryer is cycling before it hits the 150 degrees, you most likely have a faulty cycling thermostat. This can be tested with a multi-meter with temperature. Best of luck with this repair!

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Question:

Is there a way to test the thermal interna bias switch to be sure it is the problem

Jerry for model number Ler7646ez2
Answer:

Hello Jerry, thank you for contacting us. With a multimeter you can test the two large terminals on the thermostat, they should read closed for continuity and the two small ones should show an ohms resistance value. We hope this helps and good luck with the repair!

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Question:

How do you test thermostat internal-bias

vic for model number lgr4634pq0
Answer:

Hi Vic, Thank you for your inquiry. To test to see if the internal bias thermostat is working you will need to use a multimeter to check the continuity of the part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

Is there a difference between the part number 3387134 that has a label that's says 250v and the original part that says on it 125v? Will it over heat with the higher voltage t stat?

Roger
Answer:

Hi Roger, Thank you for your question. That part number is the same part as the the one we have on our website. The manufacturer just updated the part number with a WP at the beginning. You should have no problems with this part. If you want to be sure that this part goes to your machine, try searching with the model number of your appliance and see the parts listed. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

My dryer is taking forever to dry, usually 80-90 minutes for a regular size load. It seems to get hot, but I'm not sure if it is shutting off too soon. I replaced the internal bias thermostat, but it's still not drying properly. I have also checked for blockages and cleaned the back of the dryer and the vent system as well. What part would likely need to be replaced next? Thanks!

Brandy for model number WED5100VQ1
Answer:

Hi Brandy, Thank you for the question. If the appliance is still getting heat but not drying in the proper amount of time you might not be getting enough heat. I suggest testing the element with a multi meter. PartSelect Number PS334313. The element should test between 9-12 ohms. If the you do not get the reading between 9-12 ohms then you have a defective element.If you check for continuity the meter will beep, if you do not get a beep then the element is defective. Hope this helps!

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Most Recent

Question:

My dryer cycles between 120 and 160f no matter what the temperature selection (high, medium or low). If I stick wires into the back of the temperature switch connector (contact with the only 2 wires violet and blue going to the switch) I measure 0.0 ohms for low, 6,200 ohms for medium (same resistance as the resistor jumped in), and infinite resistance for high heat. The wiring diagram says the resistance should be 10 ohms Max for low heat and 10,000 ohms min for high, so I think it is working. The internal bias thermostat reads 0 ohms across the big leads and 7,100 ohms across the small, which I believe indicate it is fine. What should I do now?

Roger for model number WED4800XQ1
Answer:

Hi Roger, Thank you for the question, I suggest checking the Thermal Cut-Off Kit,PartSelect Number PS334299.This 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).The thermal cut off turns off the heating component when the dryer overheats, ensuring there is a consistent level of heat at all times. Hope this helps!

Question:

This dryer works the whole cycle, but still the cloths are wet and cold. No heat. One time this had happened I had replaced fuse.

Abe for model number WED5530SQ0
Answer:

Hi Abe, Thank you for the question. Sounds like you need to replace the Thermal Fuse.When this fuse is faulty, your dryer will not start or it will not heat properly. This is a one-time fuse, meaning it cannot be re-set. It must be replaced when there is no longer continuity between the terminals. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Thermal Fuse
Question:

Dryer stopped working. I replaced the thermal fuse. Dryer worked fine one time and stopped working again. I replaced the thermal fuse again and vacuumed the duct work inside the dryer and dryer pipe leading outside. Pipe is solid not Flex pipe. Again after one load the fuse blew. Could this be the heat sensor unit?

Jim Heinold for model number keys677ezo
Answer:

Hi Jim, Thank you for your inquiry. If your dryer is constantly blowing fuses, it sounds like an issue with a circuit breaker on your electrical box and you may have to have an electrician examine it. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

My Roper dryer runs but doesn't heat. Will this correct the problem?

Roger
Answer:

Hello Roger, thank you for contacting us. Yes, that could cause this issue, there is usually a few of these in a dryer that can be tested with a multi-meter, as well you can check the heating element. Good luck with the repair!

Question:

My Crosley dryer will heat for twenty minutes than shut down the rest of the cycle. I can go and start the dryer again and it will repeat the process. I have installed a new fuse and coils. I now think it may be the internal thermostat. Any suggestions

Donna
Answer:

Hello Donna, thank you for contacting us. A cycling thermostat is in tune with the temperature of your dryer and regulates it in order to maintain a certain temperature. This thermostat reaches a temperature of 155 degrees and will then turn off and then on again once it has dropped by 25 degrees. If your dryer is not giving off enough heat, is over-heating, is not turning on, or is having issues with the timer functionality, this could indicate an issue with the thermostat. Hope this helps!

Question:

I already replaced the fuse.The door switch,but it will not start.So I wanted to check the timer.How.

Karen for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Karen, Thank you for the question, This dryer timer is used to control the unit's cycles by regulating the length of time that power is directed to each setting. You will need to use a multi meter if you wish to test the timer. Hope this helps!

Question:

How do you check the timer switch,everything else checked out good. My dryer will not start.

Karen for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hello Karen, thank you for contacting us. If the dryer will not start and nothing works the most common part for that would be the thermal fuse PS11741460. It is a safety mechanism that stops the flow of electricity to the heating element when a dryer overheats. When this fuse is faulty, your dryer will not start or it will not heat properly. This is a one-time fuse, meaning it cannot be re-set. It must be replaced when there is no longer continuity between the terminals. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Thermal Fuse
Question:

My dryer would get too hot and overheat. I would need to turn it off to cool down and restart. We replaced the thermostat, and internal-bias and thermal cut-off kit(but my husband did not use the new red wire in the kit) dryer worked fine for a few minutes with heat and now no heat at all. Suggestions? Thanks

Tracie for model number LTE6234DQ0
Answer:

Hi Tracie, Thank you for your inquiry. If your husband did not use the red wire in the thermal cut-off kit, that may be causing the issue. I would also check the heater to see if that is working correctly as well. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: William from Coalinga, CA

Dryer would not start

I had worked as a stationary engineer/refrigeration mechanic for large commercial building/plant systems for several years at journey level. I also had worked as an instructor in this field. However I have not done much of this type work for several years. Using the wiring diagram contained within the control panel at the top of the dryer, was able to trace the sequence of operation to the component i suspected (thermal fuse). It was the thermal fuse per check with ohm meter. Instructions on the dryer internals indicated if thermal fuse blown to also replace cycling t stat. I also found that the blower unit was full of microdirt/lint, which was restricing airflow-vacuumed. ordered the parts overnight, and replaced. works fine now.The unit is my household electric dryer, made by whirlpool but sold under the kirkland costco brand. When i worked as a journey level technician, i always noticed that whirlpool product are generally a better quality than most, and have better parts availability, and ease of repair. this still holds true.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jeff from Pinon Hills, CA

Dryer would not heat, drying cycle never stopped

Our dryer suddenly stopped heating up, and subsequently would not dry any clothes! The timer would run down to 0, but the dryer would continue to tumble until we manually stopped it. After finding the partselect.com site and checking the 'Parts that Fix' page for our dryer model, I followed the excellent video walkthrough, removed and tested the Thermal Fuse which, sure enough, was bad. I ordered a new fuse and it was delivered two days later (standard shipping). Placing the new Thermal Fuse was simple and I had the dryer running again very quickly, and while it would now stop at the end of the cycle, it was not fully heating up and drying still. I ordered the Cycling Thermostat (next most likely cause, according to the site) and again two days later had it in hand, replaced, and the dryer works perfectly! In the end, our problem was both a bad Thermal Fuse and faulty Cycling Thermostat. The PartSelect site was a perfect tool to not only find the part, but recommend which was most likely to solve the problem, show diagrams of the part locations, and give an excellent video walkthrough of replacing the parts. I highly recommend this site!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Charles F from Belle Mead, NJ

Drier without heat

all sensors/fuses were measuring open at room temperature with an ohmmeter.
Called Whirlpool for drawing and install and got nothing.
Found nice video on you tube.
Unscrewed and replaced each device one by one.
The terminal mod went exactly as portrayed.
Owner pleased.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Michael from Lancaster, NY

My dryer did not heat up

Prelude to this was 2 years ago we had the same problem, called Sears and $200 later we had a new $16 dollar part, the repair guy was kind enough to tell me what he did, and I saved the fuse he replaced. So when it happened again this summer, I went through a couple of sites (obviously including this one) to find parts, started with the fuse he had replaced, which was not the problem this time, went on to the next likely, and on through about 5 key elements (all under $20) until I found the coils on the burner assembly were the problem. All in all the repairs were pretty simple, and once I figured out how to dismantle the cabinet safely. I am VERY happy with the timely replacement parts (shipped very quickly) and when your dryer isn't working-things pile up pretty quickly. The dryer is working like a charm again. Thanks! -Mike

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Latrenda 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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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jack 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Christopher from Downey, CA

Dryer would not heat clothes

Unplugged the dryer from the electrical outlet.
Pulled out the dryer from against the wall, allowing room for me to work.
Turned off the gas to the dryer.
Removed all the screws from the black panel covering the cabinet, not from the console control.
Pulled off the black panel.
Located Thermal Fuse (two wires coming from it) at the bottom, just above Thermostat (several wires coming from it). Removed single screw attaching the Fuse.
Tested Thermal Fuse with MultiMeter set to Ohm for continuity. No continuity means the fuse was blown so I needed to replace it.

Since the back panel was already removed, I replaced the Thermostat for good measure. Just remembered to mark which wires went where and replaced Thermostat.
You can test before replacing everything.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ryan from Parma, OH

Dryer tumbles but no heat

After reading most of the repair stories i decided that these two pieces were the main culprits of not having heat so i just decided to jump in and do it myself. This repair was fairly simple. I unplugged the dryer first. The dryer was a gas dryer but i did not turn off the gas. I then took the off the large metal cover on the back of the dryer as well as the air vent coming in. This required removing eight screws from the panel. Once i took off the plate, the fuse and thermostat were in plain view. I then removed the screws which secured these pieces in place and unattached the wires connected to them. There were about four wires for each piece and i just reattached the wires to the exact same spot on the new pieces. Just remember which wire goes with the right connection. They just slid onto the connector. The only difficulty was that a couple of the wires were a little snug on the connection so i had to use small pliers to pry them free. Once they were in place and i put the panel back on and plugged the dryer back on. I started it and within a few seconds the dryer kicked on and we had heat. These two procedures were quick and very easy for even the simplest handy person.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: David 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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Parts Used:
  • Thermostat, Internal-Bias
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Elmer from Prim, AR

Timer wouldn't move

part was replaced,and I still have the same problem

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Thomas 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Jeannie 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Ricky from Trenton, TX

No heat

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

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Middletown, MD

Dryer would not start

removed back panel, removed thermal fuse and tested it to find it was not working, ordered replacement fuse and operating thermostat (which was a recommended replacement if replacing the fuse), replaced both parts and dryer worked again

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Carlos from East Hartford, CT

The dryer wouldn't turn on.

It was fairly easy. I took the back cover off, located the parts, took them out and replaced them with new ones.

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