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Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279816
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Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Product Description

Thermal Cut-Off Kit Specifications

  • This thermal cut-off prevents the dryer from overheating when the dryer high limit thermostat fails in a closed circuit condition

  • Silver

  • Approximately 2 inches long and 1.5 inches wide each

  • Metal

  • Dryer Thermal Cut-Off Fuse Kit, 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), jumper wires, and new female spade terminals

  • Both components are mounted on the heater housing

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, KitchenAid, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

Part # 279816 replaces these:

2651, 279816, 279816, 279816VP, 3399848, 3977393, AP3094244.

What does this part do:

The thermal cut-off prevents the dryer from overheating when the dryer high limit thermostat fails in a closed circuit condition.

Why does this part break:

This part fails when the heater housing does not have adequate airflow through it; this is normally caused by restriction in the exhaust vent, plugged lint screen, or broken blower wheel.

What happens when this part breaks:

If this part fails, the dryer may not produce any heat.

Attaches to:

Both components are mounted on the heater housing.
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Difficulty: Easy | Tools Required: Nutdriver,Screw drivers
Repair Tip: Determine the cause of the reduced airflow that caused the thermostat and thermal cut-off to fail.

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Vernon from Niceville, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
279816
No Heat
First tried heating element and thermal fuse with no luck. Ordered thermal cutoff and fixed problem. Had I used an ohm meter first I would have determined problem before having ordered heating element and fuse, as both had resistance. I wast just lazy and ordered the took the most common failed components first before taking dryer back off.
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John from Indianapolis, IN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3387134, 279816
Dryer would take forever to dry clothes, even on high setting
I ordered all the thermal sensors for the dryer. They arrived two days later and they were the correct parts. It took me about 1/2 hour to replace all three sensors and now the dryer works like new again. My wife was very pleased, so was I.
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Rube from Houston, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Wrench set
Parts Used:
279816
heating coil was'nt heating up and after i change the coil realize the little thermal regulator had to also be change.
I basically took the back offo the drive, then detach
the heating coil. Afterwards had to go back in and
change the thermal regulator an the job was completed.
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Christopher from dublin, OH
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP3387134, 279816, 279457
no heat
took a couple differant parts to fix the dryer. i ordered one part at a time. i was expecting to wait the 5 days for shipping but i got home from work the next day of odering parts and they were there waiting for me on my doorstep. all three times i ordered. this website is the best site to order parts. i wont go to another website or store if i need to order parts for appliances. u guys have my business for life. thumbs up.
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Todd from Roswell, GA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
279816
Dryer runs but no heat
unpluged the dryer, removed the back panel, I examined the heating coil, it seemed unbroken, so I used a amp meter to test the various sensors. Found the upper thermal sensor was bad, looked up the part and ordered it, had to get the thermal cut off kit to get the sensor I needed. Installed it no problem, put the back back on, and it worked great.
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kat from powell, OH
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WP3392519, 279816
no heat
First, I replaced the heating element which was super easy but I still didn't have heat - frustrating! I then ordered the thermal cut-off kit and thermal fuse. I replaced the thermal fuse and still no heat. Then, I took one of the fuses from the kit and replaced that and finally got heat. There was another fuse in this kit that I still don't know where it goes but right now I don't need it. Had I known (by a volt tester) this would have been super easy to fix, but I didn't have one so it was trial and error. I did find out, however, that if the heating element goes it usually takes the fuse with it. The fuse I replaced (that finally gave me heat) was located in the casing just above the element. I hope this helps!
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Henri from Las Vegas, NV
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WP8577274, 279816
My dryer would shut off and would not dry the clothes
I replaced the thermistor and the thermostat and it fixed the problem. The recommended parts worked just as advertised. This website is great!!!!!
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Carl from San Marcos, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8299781, WP3392519, 279816
Heating element staying on all the time.
Well - I'd taken my clothes out of the dryer and put them on the pool table and went upstairs to go to bed. I thought at last moment to go pee first and ran back down stairs. Downstairs I smelled the odor of burning lint. When I looked into the laundry room, my dryer was glowing red hot - Sweet! It seems that the heating element was staying on even though the dryer was off. I looked in the various descriptions of myriad failures of dryers and didn't find that one in the documentation at all. So - I replaced the thermal fuse, the Thermal cut-off and the timer. Alas - the replacement timer had to be replaced because the clock motor was defective. When the second replacement timer arrived, it was quickly installed. Long story short - if the timer is in any play mode, the heating element stay on full blast - not low, not medium, but full on chub - and this is whether the fan or tumbler are on or not, door open or not. And so the mystery anomaly remains un-repaired, unresolved and perhaps even, undiagnosed. Note - the new Thermal Cut Off does not cut off anything even when it cookin red hot. Strange.
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DAVID from WAREHAM, MA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3392519, 279816
Dryer would not start
My wife was doing a load of laundry when she thought the the dry cycle was finished she found the cloths still wet. When she went to restart the dryer nothing. I did some research online and found the most common problem was the thermal fuse. I removed the back of the dryer removed the fuse and checked for continuity with my volt meter. I thought that I was going to find alot of lint build up. However I did not so I decieded to also replace the thermostat, using the thermo cut-off kit because this might have caused the fuse to fail. I ordered the parts from partselect and they arrived in two days. Partselect has excellent instructional videos on how to make the repair. It was quick and easy and saved the money of just going out and buying a new appliance.
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Benjamin from Greenville, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
279838, 279816
the dryer element was not coming on and looked like it had burned up
i decided to order the new element which was the most expensive part then decided to add the thermostats just incase they were bad because they were rather inexpensive. got the parts in took the back off the dryer located the parts i ordered and simply replaced them with the power cut off to the unit. put the back on and it heated like it was better that new my clothes dry 5 times faster than it did when i bought the thing.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS334299
Manufacturer Part Number: 279816
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