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Thermal Cut-Off Kit

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PartSelect Number PS334278
Manufacturer Part Number 279769
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This kit includes one high limit thermostat with a limit of 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and one thermal cut-off fuse with a limit of 360 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat and fuse help prevent the dryer from overheating.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Maytag.

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.
  • Too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon.

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Question:

I have a Kenmore dryer and the heating element would stay on even after the dryer shut off and now it doesnt heat at all. Could it need a heating element and thermostat? Im not sure if i want to tackle the job or not but i love this dryer. Thank you! Diane

Diane
Answer:

Hello Diane, thank you for contacting us. This could be from a bad heating element, if it has shorted out it could keep creating heat. You can inspect the element to see if it is broken and welded to the housing/ground. Good luck with the repair!

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Question:

Dryer is turning off prematurely. I input my model number into the website to see what might be the problem and it looked like it could be the cycling thermostat (thermostat internal bias part # wp3387134) . However, i do not see that part in my dryer. Instead, i see the high limit thermostat and fuse cut-off. Is there a cycling thermostat and a high limit thermostat in this unit, and if so, where exactly is the cycling thermostat located?

David for model number 110.67902791
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for the question. The cycling thermostat is attached to the blower housing. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Unfortunately, the video you reference at https://youtu.Be/scgftb8_06c is to remove the the thermal cut-off kit which is easily accessible on the heating element housing. The cyclic thermostat is in a much more difficult spot to get to. It is also unfortunate that the notes section for that part states: "the installation of the cycling thermostat is simple and the only tool required is a 1/4 inch nut driver (and gloves for safety)." that is just not the case for the cyclic thermostat (vice the high-limit thermostat), which is wedged between the blower assembly and the drum. It's impossible to use a 1/4in nut driver to get to it. You guys might want to take a look at that. Getting to the cyclic thermostat is definitely not the same as getting to the high-limit thermostat.

David for model number 110.67902791
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for getting back to us. There are some repair stories listed on our website just under the part that you may be able to reference or you may have to check your owner's manual for more information. I hope this helps.

Question:

I found the cycling thermostat on the blower housing just where you said it would be. However, even after removing the lint trap and lint trap housing, the cycling thermostat is pretty tightly pinned between the blower housing and the upper drum. Do i have to remove the blower housing just to get to the cycling thermostat? If so, i may have to turn this over to a professional.

David for model number 110.67902791
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for your question. You usually do not have to. We do have an installation video for this kit: https://youtu.be/scgftb8_06c . If you need to remove the blower however, you may have to contact a technician to help you. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

Mr Whirlpool electric dryer clothes coming out are extremely hot where they are burning me when i take them out of the dryer. I am confused on which part i may need. One part includes the thermal cut off kit that includes both of these 2 parts a 250 degree high limit thermostat and a thermal cut off fuse limit 360 degrees. The other part i am thinking i may need is the cycling thermostat limit 135/155. If you can lead me in the right direction, i would appreciate it.

David for model number LE5600XSW0
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for your question. I would actually suggest testing all of your thermostats with a multimeter to see if they are all working correctly. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Lawrence from GOLDENDALE, WA

Dryer rotates but there is no hot air.

Our dryer produced no heat. I thought that it was the electrical heating element because this part had failed a number of years ago. But when we received the heating element, and I opened up the back of the dryer to install it, I found that the element was OK. (Visual inspection as well as using an ohm meter.) I then ordered the thermal cut-off kit, (which was over a week in getting to us because Fed-Ex misdirected the shipment). Once the kit arrived it was very simple to remove the Allen-head screws on both parts, install the two new parts, reconnect the wires, replace the back panel on the dryer and hook up power and the dryer vent hose. The dryer works just fine.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Samuel from PICKENS, WV

Dryer would not heat up.

Watched video and removed lower cover of dryer then removed and replaced the thermal cut-off .Dryer works great now.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Allen from HARRISBURG, PA

No heat in dryer

I replaced the thermal cut-off kit. To do this I removed the heating coil assembly. After carefully inspection of the coil I determined it may not need to be replaced so I had this out then replaced the thermal cut off and put everything back. The dryer has been working for two weeks.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William C. from BIRMINGHAM, AL

Dryer wasn't heating

Unplugged dryer, removed back panel, checked thermostats & heating coil with ohm meter, found one stat with broken terminal and one that was bad. Ordered them from this site. Received them in record time, did the installation and was back in business drying clothes. Thanks for video & great service.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Sakina from Philadelphia, PA

Dryer was not getting hot.

I ordered the necessary thermal cut off and fuse from Part Select. The process was easy, when i came home from work my husband installed the piece in a matter of minutes and we were back in business of drying clothes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kate from Nashville, TN

Dryer running with no heat

I am nine months pregnant and can't believe how easy it was. Took the back panel off and saw that the heating element looked fine. I checked to three thermostats and found the two that were dead. I found the two online that looked like the two i needed, ordered the parts and they came in 2 days. It was sooo easy i can't believe i actually thought about calling someone to come fix it for me.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Mark from Cicero, AL

Everything worked on the dryer,just no heat!!

Turned it on it's face,removed bottom back panel.Checked the heat coil and had closed circut. Checked the thermal cut offs one had a closed circut one open.So I orderd the kit ,replaced both . On with the panel,stood it up,plugged it in and WHALA!! Heat and happiness.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Tim from Bonham, TX

Dryer was not getting hot enoug. I determined the higher thermostat was faulty.

Remove the back, just a few screws, after you unplug the dryer. Disconnect the wiring terminals to both the low and high temperature thermostat. Take both units out with a nut driver and replace. Reassemble the unit the same way it was dismantled. Partselect is a great place to order whatever you need. They almost got here faster than I could place the order. Great service, keep it up.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: mike from HAMILTON, NY

Dryer stopped heating ...hose for water split

Followed video on site

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DeLane from Toccoa, GA

Dryer would not heat

Removed the back cover, removed the thermal cut-off and checked with ohm reader, didn't get a reading. Ordered the part, plugged in the two wires and screwed in the two screws. Replaced the back cover, dryer works like it did the very first time. This does not take a male to do it. (No offense men). This site offers a short video on how to replace each part if you can't figure it out for yourself.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jimmy from Euharlee, GA

Dryer would not heat.

After disconnecting power cord, I removed the bottom front panel and disconnected 4 wires. I removed the screws, and the old parts, replaced the new parts, put the screws back in, and re-connected the 4 wires. One of the fuses only required one screw, and had a little clip to go into the other hole. The job probably took about 5 minutes, but I cleaned lint from inside the dryer. After replacing front panel, and connected the power cord, the dryer heats fine.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Maggie P from Macon, GA

The dryer stop heating

Removed the heating element and repaced it with the one that was shipped.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: kathy from ravenna, OH

Dryer would spin, but no heat

The kit came with two fuses. On testing with the ohm meter I found the one that was bad. But of course I put in the two new fuses. It was easy to reach from the front with the lint trap removed. The fuses were easy to disconnect the wires and unscrew and then put the two new fuses in - again screw the fuses in and then connect the wires.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Hugh from Lampasas, TX

Dryer would not heat up

removed the heater element housing from the dryer. then on a table removed and replaced the thermal cut-off kit

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: JAMES from PORTLAND, TN

My drier wouldn't heat up

I did this wrong and then I did it right. Without testing, I ordered a heating element, but that didn't fix the problem. I went back to PartsSelect and learned how to test the different parts of the dryer. It turned out to be a faulty fuse. Once I had the correct problem to solve, it only took me about 15 minutes.

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