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Thermal Cut-Off Kit

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PartSelect Number PS334299
Manufacturer Part Number 279816
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The thermal cut off turns off the heating component when the dryer overheats, ensuring there is a consistent level of heat at all times. 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). This kit also includes flat heaters with jumper wires. If your dryer is not starting properly, shutting off too soon or is taking too long to dry your clothes it could be because it has blown and needs to be replaced. This is a genuine OEM part that comes directly from the manufacturer.

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

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.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will not shut off.

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Question:

My dryer is having trouble heating up, or heating at all. Based on what your site is saying it may be the thermostat with the thermal fuse. Does that sound right, and is this what I need to make the repair?

Kyle
Answer:

Hi Kyle, your diagnosis is correct. This assembly 279816 is what you will need to repair your dryer, and it is the right part for your model. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

I am getting no heat but i have continuity and the heating coils have voltage.

Micha
Answer:

Hi Micha, we recommend first disconnecting the wires to the heater and checking them for 240 volts across both. If you do not have the 240, you need to find where you are losing the rest. I hope this helps.

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Question:

What is wiring order for this repair?

Jonathan
Answer:

Hello Jonathan, the order of the wiring from your motor should go to the heater, then to the thermal cut off, and from there to the high limit, and then to the timer. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

Hello. For the past two weeks when running my dryer it shuts off after 5 mins. As of 08-21-17 it will not turning on at all. Could this part fix this issue? Thank you in advance.

Dion for model number GEQ8858EQ0
Answer:

Hi Dion, Thank you for the great question. The first part we suggest you replace is the Thermal Fuse. This thermal fuse is designed for use in dryers. 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 and shuts off to soon. This is a one-time fuse, meaning it cannot be re-set, It must be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Question:

My dryer won't dry clothes, and it runs continually, i am wondering if it would be a thermostat or the heating element? How would i go about diagnosing the problem? Thank you!

Wacey for model number Kenmore model # 11096561230
Answer:

Hello Wacey, that is a great question. It is possible that it would be on of the thermostats, you can test these with a multi-meter, as well as the heating element to determine which is at fault. Hope this help!

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Question:

Dryer runs, but no heat have tested everything? I am getting 240 at back of machine but only about 5-8 at wires going into heater coil. Any ideas? All other components have continuity. Am i testing correctly for voltage to heater coil?

David for model number AED4475TQ1
Answer:

Hello David, thank you for contacting us. It may not be the heating element. There is a High-Limit Thermostat and an Operating Thermostat. If either of these are faulty they can cause the heating element to not heat up. They can be tested as well with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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Question:

I have changed the element, high level thermostat, thermal fuse still no heat. The only piece that i have not changed is the thermal cut out. Have i missed something?

Alica for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Alicia, Thank you for your question. It seems like you have tried most of the parts. I would suggest testing the rest of your thermostats and testing the thermal cut out parts as well first, before replacing them. That way if they test fine, you might actually have either a door switch issue or a timer issue. You can test your door switch as well just to make sure that part is working alright too. I hope this helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

The dryer shuts off by itself at various times. Sometimes it will go the whole cycle, but most often will shut down with in a few minutes. It will shut down in any cycle, (heat or no heat, time dry or automatic). When restarted it may run the whole cycle even if it where immediately restarted. It's more likely to shut down early with a load than when empty and the motor appears to work perfectly (no detectable draw on motor and it runs smoothly). Is it possible the door switch could malfunction like this?

Walt for model number WED4800BQ1
Answer:

Hi Walt, Thank you for your inquiry. If your dryer is shutting off just shortly after it is turned on the parts you will need to look at are the thermal fuse, the drive motor, the timer, the door switch, the door strike and the door catch. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Dryer produces no heat on the low setting. High settings seem ok. Are there separate coils in the heating element for the low setting? On low, none of the elements heat up. On high, some do.

Steve for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hello Steve, thank you for contacting us. These could be caused from a faulty thermostat or heating element. You can test these parts with a multi-meter to determine which is at fault. Hope this helps!

Question:

The clip at the end of the heating coil that goes through the ceramic insert that attaches to the heat thermostat 105/3086 on the bottom of the heat box has burned and broken off need to replace the clip that goes through the ceramic part that is crimped onto the end of heating coil. Also why would this clip look like its been welded and disintegrated off

Rick Grenier for model number 11066862501
Answer:

Hi Rick, Thank you for the question, the clip is not sold separately from the heating element so the heating element will need to be replaced. I can not say why the clip become defective and burnt off or looks welded , it could have been a defect in the clip. Hope this helps!

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Question:

No matter what temperature selection i put on the temp control it always puts out maximum heat. Readings on w/blu and w/pur contacts change from infinite, 0.3, 1.3k, 2.5k and infinite ohms when cycling through the settings from air only to high heavy respectively.

Tony for model number WED5300VW0 clothes dryer
Answer:

Hello Tony, thank you for contacting us. The heating element would be more common for over heating. If the element is partially shorted out, it may produce heat continuously, even if the dryer has reached the proper temperature. When this happens, the dryer gets too hot. To determine if the heating element is at fault, use a multimeter to test each terminal for continuity to the case. If the heating element has continuity to the case, it is shorted out. Hope this helps!

Question:

Iv been working on this two times,, first , the dryer didn't have heat, i checked the e!Cement, yep it was broke, put a new one in, worked for a week, then the dryer stopped running, the thermal fuse broke, replaced it, but,,, now i find the heat is extremely hot, from all three settings, cool to hot, is it the reostat switch temp switch, or the extreme temp switch, or others ,, i don't want to have to replace any thing iv already done,,,, the exhaust tubes are cleaned, and work fine,, thanks for info!!!

Steve for model number TEDS840PQ
Answer:

Hi Steve, Thank you for your inquiry. The majority of the time the part to replace if the dryer is too hot is the internal bias thermostat, part number PS11741405. The second most common part to fix the issue is the thermal cut-off kit, part number PS334299. I would check both parts with a multimeter to verify which one is causing the issue. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

When reconnecting the wires to the cutoff part on the heating element as well as adjacent parts does it matter which terminal the 2 wires going to each part are connected to?

Don
Answer:

Hi Don, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, I believe that it does matter. For the thermostat that is at the bottom near the heating element prongs, the jumper wire is supposed to connect to the left hand side element prong and the bottom prong of the thermostat. For the thermal fuse, you should have two wires separated by a strap that holds the whole harness together. The top wire should snap into the top prong of the fuse, and the wire underneath the strap snaps into the bottom prong of your fuse. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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820 of 870 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Vernon from Niceville, FL

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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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: John from Indianapolis, IN

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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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: Rube from Houston, TX

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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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Christopher from dublin, OH

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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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Todd from Roswell, GA

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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: kat from powell, OH

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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Carl from San Marcos, TX

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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34 of 36 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DAVID from WAREHAM, MA

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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35 of 42 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Benjamin from Greenville, NC

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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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Joppa, MD

The dryer would run I.E. The drum would turn, but there was no heat so the clothes didn’t dry.

I took a ¼ inch nut driver and removed the rear cover from the unit, and then used a continuity tester to determine which safety device was open. According to the schematic there was one non-resettable safety device in the heating circuit, and that was open. The kit that I ordered came with thermal cutoff and a thermostat. I replaced both parts and the unit now operates normally. While I had the dryer open I thoroughly cleaned the dust and lint from the unit and also the 4 inch vent pipe. I ordered this part on Friday morning and received it early Saturday afternoon.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: ANTHONY from MONROE, NC

Dryer had heat intermittently and would take 3 cycles to dry a load of clothes

First, remove the back panel of dryer which is about 10 screws. Then remove the 2 thermal switches, one is above the heating element and the other is where the hot air comes out. They are both really easy to get to and the pictures on Part Select.com are identical, so you can order the part first and then just "match them up" if you are not sure what to replace. Oops, the first step is to unplug the dryer.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jason from Birmingham, AL

Drier would not heat

Wife said the drier was not heating. I looked on the internet and found Parts Select. Followed the instructions to test the heating element, thermal cut-offs, and thermostat. This is really easy, you just touch the terminals with the voltage meter to see which ones are not transmitting current (with the drier unplugged). One of the thermal cut-offs was not transmitting current so I ordered the part Sunday night and had it by Wednesday morning and put it on it about five minutes. Steps:

1. Unplug drier
2. Unscrew back of drier
3. Unplug wires from terminals of the parts shown in Parts Select instructions (one at a time)
4. Get a basic voltage meter (I bought a cheap one at the big box store)
5. Test terminals (touch the red terminal on the voltage meter to one side, black to the other)
6. If the needle moves to the other side, the part is OK, if not order the part and replace.

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  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: james from corpus christi, TX

Drum would turn but not heat.

After tearing the back off by removing the numerous 1/4 inch hex screws, and locating the schematic in the compartment behind the dryer controls, I took a multimeter on the resistance setting and tested all the components I deduced were part of the heating circuit until i found the upper limit temp fuse of was open (i.e infinite , OL, how ever your meter will display this). I ordered the kit from here and upon installation found I had a different type of Thermistat assembly then the kit came with, however, the kit did anticipate this might happen and had "some" instruction on modifying the wire harness to accommodate the part. Essentially if you have this older style you will need to do some basic wire stripping and crimping to make it all work. While I am an electrical technician on aircraft, anyone should be able to follow the how-to video on this page(which deals exactly with what I had) and with the proper tools install this part.
I also cleaned out and inspected the rest of the dryer since I had it all open, including looking for burning on the heating element and inspection of the rest of the wiring harness. Finally removed the lint chute by removing the two screws located under the lint basket door, and the nuts holding it to the dryer frame and did a work over on it, finding a lot of compacted lint and debris inside. A can of compressed air helped a lot for this.

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19 of 22 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: William from Sacramento, CA

Dryer would not heat up; blow only air

I replaced the thermal cut off kit, and the dryer now had heat. Three days later, no heat; the thermal fuse also did not have continuity. Read on-line that overheating was the most likely cause. So, I checked the exhaust duct for blockage, but it was clear. Then, I removed the exhaust canister at the back of dryer; the entire bottom was filled with lint the size of a softball. The lint was heating up, and when it got too hot, it blew the thermal cut off. Cleaned out the lint, replaced the thermal cut off, and now it's fine. Moral of the story: Remove the lint canister and clean it.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Chad from Derby, KS

Drum spinning but no heat

Purchased thermal cut off kit but only replaced the top most thermostat. There were some extra wires wired into the bottom thermostat, that were not described on the video or any other repair user posts. It checked fine on my multimeter anyway.

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