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Internal-Bias Thermostat – Part Number: WP8318268
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Internal-Bias Thermostat

Product Description

Internal-Bias Thermostat Specifications

This thermostat has an internal heater L155-25F. This thermostat controls the internal drying temperature.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

No heat or not enough heat, Will Not Start, Too hot, Takes too long to dry.

This part works with the following products:

Dryer.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Crosley, Amana, Inglis.

Part # WP8318268 replaces these:

3977425, 3977706, 8318268.
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JOSEPH from PUTNAM VALLEY, NY
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8318268, WP3392519
gas dryer not heating up.
First removed front and drum to check gas valve and igniter. No gas, no ignition. Checked power to devices; none (check hot line to ground, not to neutral.). Removed back of control panel looking for a relay or something. Found none, but did find a wiring diagram. That is where the site really came in handy. Studied wiring diagram together with the exploded view and pictures of each part to come up with a troubleshooting plan. Took the back off as well as a cover inside. Tested each part with meter, again going to ground and not across the device. Of course, the final device before the gas valve, a one time thermal fuse, was the bad part. At first assumed just a bad part. Later wondered if fuse did it's job and another part was bad. Ordered and installed new thermostat just in case. Put everything together after a complete cleaning and everything is fine so far. Not a particularly hard job because I had the wiring diagram and access to parts select site. Would have been much harder without them. Took a long time because almost the entire dryer had to come apart. But it got a good cleaning because of it and found a couple of bucks in change to help offset the cost. Can't imagine what a service call would have cost.
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brendan from brick q, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
W11050897, WP8318268
The dry was getting hot but not for long, then not at all.
Once the coils for the gas valve got hot they failed and shut the gas vavle off, we ended up changing the coils which fixed the problem but part select held up there end of shipping out these parts which we could not get localy. so if your dry ignites some time and or not for long its either these coils or the cycling thermostat which will casue the same conditions because the the cycling thermostat controls the coil. good luck!
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Michael from Mission Viejo, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8318268, W11050897, WP3392519
took to long to dry/ no heat
after reading your site reviews I bought all 3 thermostat's. It took about 30 minutes (with a coffee break) to change them all out and that saved me $400.00. I popped the lower front pannel off and all three thermostat's were accessable from there. i needed to remove the lent trap and tube which is held on by 2 screws to access the thermal fuse and cycling thermostat. there was a lot of lint trapped in the tube. it was a few screws and some spade connectors. very easy repair. as I said above buy all 3 and it saved me $400.00.
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Jeffrey from Allentown, PA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8318268, WP3392519
Stopped in mid-cycle. Would not restart.
PartSelect.com rocks! Watched the online videos and did what he did. Labeled wires so that I wouldn't switch them when re-connecting new parts. Although only the fuse may have been bad, I decided to replace the cycling thermostat as well, since others implied that they work in concert, and a defective thermostat could have triggered the fuse failure. Also, looked outside and saw that landscapers had recently piled mulch all the way up to dryer vent. (Could this have caused the parts to fail?) So for less than $45 (parts + standard shipping), the dryer works like new. Happy wife makes happy life.
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John from Parsippany, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8318268, 279834, 279834
Dryer would start, and get warm, but not keep warm.
First watched a youtube video on the process. Took off front cover. I'd already replaced a belt so I knew what to expect. Two screws holding the retaining plate on top of Coil Valves (both). One screw was a bit seized, so a bit of persuasion w/ the pliers was in order. There was no info on which way up, but luckily I noticed a bump on each valve, and two matching holes on the retaining plate. (Note to others trying this) Of course while re-assembling a dropped and temporarily lost a screw, then one of the machine screws that hold the front cover on, but other than my stupidity, and frustration that job was easy. The cycling thermostat I just got "just in case". I knew the main thermostat was working, but couldn't accurately check this one, so I got a spare and replaced it. I'm sure it was one of the valve coils as I'd read another user had an issue where the coil would work fine at first, but after it got hot would not work. After a cool down, it'd work fine again. So all in all, easy job.
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jeff from ISHPEMING, MI
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8318268, WP3392519
Gas dryer no heat.
You tube video for info. Using a multi-meter check for resistance on thermal fuse. it was open. take a picture of electrical component wiring before disassembly or draw a picture then mark wires with numbers to identify position. Before starting make sure to unplug the power cord. Have to remove the back cover 8 screws, Also it was suggested to replace the thermostat so i did. It may have caused the over heat condition. Replace the 2 parts,3 mounting screws and 6 wires. Put it back together and tested it. Dryer now works.
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John from MARSHFIELD, MA
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP8318268, WP3392519
Dryer would not go
Replaced fuse but new fuse immediately blew.
Put in new fuse and thermostat. So far OK after 2 days running dryer.
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Kelly from Carlsbad, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8318268
Dryer drum would spin, but dryer would only remain warm a few seconds, then flame would shut off.
After replacing many, many parts the dryer still does not work! Replaced Thermo Fuse, Thermostate, Cycling Thermostat, Coils, Ingition Sensor and Ignitor. Ran meters across all incoming power, timer control, ignitor power, etc. all check out according to schematic. Incoming gas supply is functioning. So, 6 parts recommended later still same problem. On the good side, all parts were shipped out very quickly. Highly impressed with service.
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KEVIN from LEBANON, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP8318268, WP3392519
Dryer would not start after I realized it was hot the last time.
Dryer overheated due to blocked vent. I cleaned out the vent (that took the most time, > 1 hour due to my vent ducting). It still wouldn't start. I unplugged the dryer and took off the back off. I vacuumed out the lint and hair from the dryer. An electrical schematic was taped to the inside and I looked at it. I saw a non resettable thermal fuse listed. I saw two parts that looked like it might have been the fuse. I took them both out and looked them up online (Google search led me to the website.) I typed in the part numbers (from the parts I had) and the information on partselect said both could cause the dryer to not start. I went ahead and ordered and replaced both parts (I could have replaced one and then the other but I wanted my dryer working soon and it was cheap enough I didn't feel like waiting). The actual replacing of the parts took less than 5 minutes and was very easy.
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roger from HIGHLAND, CA
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WP8318268, WP3392519
blown thermal fuse
Watched video. Walked right through it.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11745959
Manufacturer Part Number: WP8318268
Brand
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Description
Kenmore
110.6085299
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110.6090199
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Kenmore
110.6090299
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.6090299 (1106090299, 110 6090299) Parts
Kenmore
110.6090799
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.6090799 (1106090799, 110 6090799) Parts
Kenmore
110.6092299
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.6092299 (1106092299, 110 6092299) Parts
Kenmore
110.6092799
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.6092799 (1106092799, 110 6092799) Parts
Kenmore
110.7080299
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.7080299 (1107080299, 110 7080299) Parts
Kenmore
110.7090199
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.7090199 (1107090199, 110 7090199) Parts
Kenmore
110.7090299
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.7090299 (1107090299, 110 7090299) Parts
Kenmore
110.7090799
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.7090799 (1107090799, 110 7090799) Parts
Kenmore
11060832990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060842990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060852990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060854990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060857990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060901990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060902990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060904990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060907990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060922990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060924990
Dryer
Kenmore
11060927990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070901990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070902990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070904990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070907990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070912990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070922990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070924990
Dryer
Kenmore
11070927990
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