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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.

9 people found this helpful.
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.

4 people found this helpful.
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: David from DECATUR, GA

Dryer ran but no heat

The kit required changing a pigtail but video directions made it easy. unfortunately the fuse kit was defective BUT your company quickly refunded and shipped a new kit which I received two days later. the changeover took only 10 minutes and I couldn't be more pleased!

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: manolom from north little rock, AR

Dryer spin but no heat

I followed instructional video step by step. Thanks keep up good work

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: james from newark, NJ

Dryer will not dry clothes

removed back cover and replaced temp t stats replaced cover dryer works but does not dry clothes

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Carl from Twin Lakes, WI

Dryer has no heat but all other functions work.

Folks, I have to compliment you on one of the best integrated and intuitive websites I have ever encountered and my compliments to Steve for a job well done on the DIY video presentation. Impressive and it answers the question, "Can I handle this job or do I call a repairman."

Regarding the dryer heating element problem, after reviewing Steve's great video on element replacement, there was little doubt, that anyone with rudimentary familiarity with basic hand tools could handle the job and in the process, save $100 just by eliminating the repairman visit.

After removing the back of the dryer, the heating element was removed and the problem was obvious, as a coil heating wire had parted opening the heating element circuit.

The three parts I ordered, Heating Element, Thermal Cutoff, and High Limit Thermostat took less then one hour from start to finish and that included testing the dryer in all cycles. As I said before, great job, fast parts delivery and good prices, all complimented by a world class Website. Well-done folks. I'll be back when something else goes South on me here at home.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Barbara from San Jose, CA

Drum turned but no heat

We replaced the Fuse-Thrml (3392519) & The Cutoff-TML (279816). Still no heat. (The parts came in 2 days.)
If we had been smart we would have checked the Heating Element first. It was fried.
We ordered the Heating Element and received it the next day! It took about 5 min. to replace.
I was very impressed with the website and delivery service of PartSelect.com. I called two different local stores in our area and they wanted twice the amount for the part and twice the amount for shipping it.

The repair videos we watched were very helpful.
Thank you PartSelect.com you saved us $100's.

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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: Robert from Rising Sun, IN

Dryer quiet heating

The guy in the video says it all for me it was very simple after watching

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jeffrey from Melbourne, FL

No heat

First bought the High Limit thermal cut-off and replaced it as it was burnt/ corroded/ and disintegrated. Figured that could be the only problem. Replaced it and still no heat. Further study showed that when the High Limit thermal cut-off failed it caused the thermal fuse (one time, no reset) to fail also. Unfortunately had to buy whole "thermal cut-off kit" to get the thermal fuse (now have an extra high limit thermal cut-off). Would have been cheaper to buy whole kit first time around. Checked everywhere, best price and availability right here at PartSelect. Dryer works great now, probably a 10 minute fix.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: S from Bentonville, VA

The dryer has no heat

I ordered 3 parts one at a time. The fuse was not the problem. The coil was not the problem. It turned out to be the Thermal cut-off. I wasted some time ordering each part seperately, however they came in the mail very quickly. The repairs were very easy thanks to the video instructions. I am able to return the coil since it is not necessary and is still in unused condition. Much easier and cheaper than buying a new dryer. And I love my Dryer!

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from Van Vleck, TX

Damaged over temp cut off

Found the model number and searched on line for the replacement part. Finally found your site and the part kit which was perfect. 4 days later I am doing the repair and dryer back in service. Thanks!

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Dave from Hudson, WI

Dryer not starting

Read the info' about the possible causes, checked out the Thermal fuse with a multimeter found it had blown. Cleared out debris from the blower wheel and ducting, replaced the themostats and fuse. Dryer started up....should be good for another 5 years!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Ravenel, SC

No heat, drum would turn, fan would run.

Ordered all of the thermostats and fuses. Unplugged appliance. Removed back panel. Replaced all items, still did not heat. I removed the 2 screws from the filter housing, and lifted the top. I disconnected the door sensor. I removed the 2 5/16" retaining bolts and removed the front cover, supported the drum and discovered a loose connection on the harness that connects to the drum motor. (Engineered not to heat up unless everything else is functional, including drum rotation.) I reestablished a good connection and buttonned her back up. Now i have spare thermostats.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Henri from Las Vegas, NV

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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