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Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279769
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Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Your Price
$40.52

Fix Number: FIX334278

Manufacturer #: 279769

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

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.

Works with the following brands

Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Maytag

Works with the following products

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo

Fixes the following symptoms

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

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Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 22 reviews
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Customer:
jeffrey from Brookhaven, PA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Dryer would run, but not heat
Needed it running quick, so no diagnostics. Ordered one of everything that could fix problem (plus a new door catch). Tipped it onto it's back & popped the bottom cover off. Element, thermal cutoff, thermistor, and fuse. were right in front and held by 2 screws each (don't drop them, don't ask). A little bit tight inside, but no big issue. vacuumed the inside, replaced everything (it was the Heating Element, by the way), slapped the cover on, and put it back in its spot. works like it was new. Yes, I unplugged it first. Remember! Safety Third!
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Customer:
Sheryl from North Little Ro, AR
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Dryer ran, but without heat.
offered a youtube video for the repair. My dryer looked a little different, but the parts were the same. When I ordered a thermostat button, I noticed a wire kit, too. Both parts showed to be 95% most common repairs for problem. Sure enough, I needed BOTH parts. I had a burnt wire, and the thermostat button adjacent to the burnt wire was out, too. Thanks for the info; you saved me a lot of time by providing this information! I just clipped the burnt wire, removed 1/2" of casing and joined the new wire end to the rest of the wire with the wire nut provided. The button was attached with two hex-head screws, so I removed them with the nut driver, removed the wires and plugged them into the new part and screwed it back in place. Plugged the dryer back in and had heat again!
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Customer:
michael from Darien, CT
Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
My thermal cut out went bad
Replaced thermal cut out
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Customer:
Wesley from Cleveland, TX
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Dryer not heating
Removed front lower panel. Removed heating element casing, replaced all 3 parts, reinstalled into dryer. Very simple. Clean lint while doing repair. Make sure you remember where your wires go.
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Customer:
Christopher from New Castle, DE
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Dryer blow fuse, was running hot
replaced the above items, dryer worked but did not solve the problem of running hot on all settings, replaced the temp gauge, did not solve the problem. Realized it was probably the electronic control assy. Decided to replace the dryer given this one's age and the ability to get a new one for about $400. Parts sent were correct. I should have checked the continuity of the parts prior to buying the new ones. Probably only needed a fuse.
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Customer:
Phillip M from Remlap, AL
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Dryer ran but no heat
Removed Dryer Back And Checked Parts With An Ohm Meter. Found Parts Were Open.Dryer Vent To Outside Was Stopped Up.Cleaned Out Lint. Replaced Parts Unit Runs Fine Now
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Customer:
Mike from Marysville, WA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Dryer getting to hot and shutting off to early.
I replaced a total of 5 parts that were the to be the problem Solvers. Thermostat, Internal-Bias Thermal Fuse Thermal Cut-Off Kit just because I did not want to get just one of the so called culprits and have that not be the problem and have to wait another 6 days for the next possible could be part.The total cost was $69.00 all works like new now.Yes I would recommend this site for future resources
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Customer:
Vernon from Woolwich, ME
Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
No hot air..
1 - took back off.... 2- tested element... it's ok.... ouch.. 3- went on line to check price of new machine... ouch.. too much.... 4.. queried UTUBE found you folks 5- ordered the parts.. & got them in a flash .. 5- installed and cleaned the vent hose, then dried first load... in about 30 min... ( with out any blood ) I'm guessing that dryer is about 35 yrs old...It's always been the heating element ... kinda threw me at first,,,, so to you folks thanks for saving me some money....BTW I'm 73... so the pc thingie was the hard part...take care vb
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Customer:
Patrick from Columbia, MD
Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers
Dryer still tumbling, but no longer heating
The "how to" video on the website is fantastic, and I followed every step in the video. I had a technician originally come out to check on the problem, as this is the dryer that came with the house. The thermal and cut off fuse had gone bad, and they wanted $250 to repair it. The parts were only $30 with shipping. After removing the front panel, I removed all the screws from the heating unit, and disconnected the wires. I then unlocked and removed the entire heating unit, which made it easier to replace the fuses. The only reason it took as long as it did was due to the 5+ years of lint that had built up in the machine, so I spent most of the time vacuuming it up. It was a little tricky reinstalling the heating unit, but keep working to snap the ledge back into place. Dryer is working perfectly again.
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Customer:
Scott from Tustin, MI
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set, Wrench set
Clothes not warm enough and clothes not compleatly dry
used putty knife to remove front panel,removed two screws on element housing brace, removed brace, removed housing by twisting to the right and pull outward at slight angle. re moved wire clips on each part of thermal cut off kit removed screws on each part(two) replaced each part and screws and wire clips ,pushed housing back in starting tab on rear of housing first, once in flange twist clockwise till heating element is level replace element bracket and screws,(thermal fuse) -part #59 , remove from blower housing (one screw )slide to right pull out and slide in new one replace screw reconnect wire clip put cover back in place. you are done
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Customer:
micah from CLOQUET, MN
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
My dryer ran but with no heat.
First, remove the front panel just below the door. To do this, tip the dryer back a little. You can then see how the two clips on the top and the two on the bottom work. Now remove the forwardmost tubing by removing the two screw holding it in place. Next, remove the panel in front of the housing holding the heating element, high temperature fuse, and the thermal cut-off(Three of the four components that may be your problem. All of these can be tested with a multimeter on ohms. As can your fourth item located on the housing behind the heating tube previously removed. This item is your high temperature thermostat. If there is infinite resistance, the part is bad.). Disconnect the six wires connected to the components inside the heating element. Now, remove the housing by twisting right 45 degrees and then lifting up and to the right. From this point the removal and replacement is obvious. Now when I removed my housing, one of my wire ends was corroded and broke, so I needed to buy the above end and replace it. The end comes with instructions.
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Customer:
Kim from Santee, CA
Parts Used:
  • Thermal Cut-Off Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Took too long too dry
Make sure the thermal fuse is not open with Digital Volt Meter (DVM), make sure this part number 3977394 (thermal Cut-off kit) is good (normally this part cause problem), after I replace this part my dryer still take too long to dry, then buy part number PS334310 (M series New style Coil kit) I used these links to locate where I can find them in the dryer. finally it fix my problem.
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Customer:
Jim from Placitas, NM
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Dryer would run but would not heat at all.
I removed the top, removed the front panel and removed the drum belt from the drive motor. (I drew a diagram on how the belt fits around the motor shaft and tensioner for reassembly). I could then lift out the drum completely from the dryer, giving easy access to the heating element. This also allowed me to completely clean out all the lint from the dryer. I removed the heating element by removing 2 screws and disconnecting the two wires that power it. I replaced both thermostats on the element (thermal cut-out and thermostat 250; parts 3390291 and 3398671) simply by removing the two attachment screws and disconnecting the wires by separating the spade fittings. I also removed the thermostat-internal bias (part no. 3387134) from the blower housing the same way. I replaced all three parts because I didn't know which one(s) had failed. I reversed the procedure to put the dryer back together, making sure the drive belt was on the drum. The dryer now works like new!
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Customer:
Darin from Annandale, NJ
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
No heat
My dryer was a Kenmore but the site lists it as a WhirlpooI. I watched the video- one thing remember is to unplug the appliance as that was not mentioned. I had some difficulty taking off front panel, the putty knife needs to get under the metal spring attachment. Once the front panel is removed, I needed to remove the whole guard and support as mine was slightly different from the one in video, I labeled all the wires and pulled off each with pliers. Changed out the sensors and the heating element. Very easy to do and reinstalled. Not sure what of the two parts were bad but works great now.
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Customer:
christy from walden, CO
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
My dryer would not heat
I wathced a video on your site replacing the heat element. It was very easy and I am now up and running. I live in a remote area. The closest repair company is an hour away This site is the way to go! Thank You for the prompt delivery.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX334278
Manufacturer Part Number: 279769
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