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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!

Related Parts: Thermal Fuse
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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:

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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Most Recent

Question:

Dryer makes load rumbling sound and shuts off in a minute but it does start to heat up

dominick for model number MDG7400AWW
Answer:

Hi Dominick, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the internal bias thermostat, the coils, the radiant flame sensor, the door catch and strike, the high limit thermostat, the door switch and the drive motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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:

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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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Don from Leander, TX

No heat

I unhooked dryer and removed the back panel. then followed the directions for installation of the repair parts I ordered. It was pretty easy ,only two small thermostat type parts and about five or six wires.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: scott from missouri city, TX

No heat from the dryer

first i removed the back cover by removing the six 1/4 inch screws then i removed the wires to the thermal switch there were three of them and using an ohm meter i checked each one for continuity until i found the one that had an open circuit. i removed the two 1/4 inch screws holding it in place and replaced it with the new one.

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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: Paul L. from Newport, NC

Open thermostat

replaced Part.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: walter from unionville, CT

Dryer would not start

after replacing 3 different parts, the dryer would finally run at a total cost of approx. $80.00. This is still cheaper than a repairman coming to the house, as the service call is $79.99 plus parts & tax.

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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:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: eric from san diego, CA

Dryer would run but not heat

used a multi-meter to determine defective cutout switches and other devices.

found cutout switch was open , ordered on-line and received the part in rapid order.
Installed, and all is well!

I wrote a thank you to their customer service the next day.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: sandra from new palestine, IN

Dryer would not heat

purchased the thermal cut off kit. Installed it. Dryer still didn't work. The part was non-returnable since we installed it. Then purchased the heating element. Installed it and the dryer worked fine. Delivery time for the parts was superb !

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Jonathan from Flagstaff, AZ

Low heat from dryer

replaced both heating element and Thermal cut-off kit...figured since I had it open I would change out both items. Works great!!

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

No heat

Used multimeter to check heating coil, it checked ok then checked thermal cut-off it checked open no current could get to coil.I checked all of the venting it was clean with no clogs and made sure the heating fan was working witch could cause dryer to over heat. The dryer is 16 years old and still runs great. DO ALL CHECKS WITH DRYER UNPLUGGED

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Ronald from Oshkosh, WI

The dryer is mounted as a stacked washer/dryer

The difficulty arose from the dryer being part of a stacked unit, which is different from a dryer by itself. I removed the back to find something quite different from what the video showed! I had to remove a part to even see the unit I had to remove which was necessary to get at the two thermostat units to replace. The problem was the small space available to get at the bolt that allowed me to pull out the part that contained the thermostats. Fortunately, I have tools and some experience fixing things, so I simply did what I could see I needed to do. Fortunately also, the parts I ordered took care of the dryer problem! Thanks.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: thomas from holiday, FL

Dryer not heating

real quick

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Andrew from Alturas, CA

No heat

I first repaired the most likely suspects. The heating element and fuse. That did not do the trick. So then I replaced everything else that could effect the heat, that was over 1% of the likely problem. Wala...fixed. Directions were easy, work was easy and the result was a working dryer, good as new. I probably replaced a few items that were not bad but the entire cost was just over $100. A far cry from replacing the dryer at $599

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: david from van wert, OH

Dryer didn't heat

Followed directions provided and mechancal ability. I also looked at the video. Very easy to fix. Wasn't sure what parts I needed so I ordered the heating element, fuse and cut off kit. I changed the fuse first and then tne heating element. Tried the dryer and it worked. I didn't need the thermat cut-off kit. So far I have kept the kit but it could be returned. I would fix it myself again as I said it was very easy.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: james from West End, NC

Dryer would not heat

Checked continuity of element checked good so started checking continuity of other parts on back in line with elements. Found thermal cutoff did not have continuity although I didnt know it was called thermal cutoff. I entered part number from piece that didnt have continuity and parts select told me what it was so I ordered replacement and installed no problem.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: tim from new market, TN

Dryer would not heat

Unplugged dryer power cord and removed old thermal cut off kit,....installed new kit and reconnected wiring and plugged unit back up,...ready to go.

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