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Dryer Cycling Thermostat

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Fix Number: FIX11741405
Manufacturer #: WP3387134
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This thermostat is an OEM replacement part for a dryer. It is sold individually. It measures approximately 2-inches by 1.5-inches, is black and silver, and constructed of plastic and metal material. You will find this part attached to the blower wheel housing. Cycling thermostats continually cycle the heating element off and on to maintain a constant inner temperature inside the dryer. This particular cycling thermostat will turn the heating element off once the temperature reaches 155F and cycles back on once the internal temperature drops by 25F. Do not forget to unplug the power to the dryer before you begin this repair. Keep in mind that you will need to pull the dryer out from the wall because this repair will need to be done from the back of the appliance with the back panel removed.

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Replacing your Dryer Cycling Thermostat

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    Robert
    January 27, 2022
    how do you test the cycle thermostat? Should it be closed on both terminals?
    For model number rgd4440sq0
    Hello Robert, thank you for contacting us. With a multimeter you can test the two large terminals on the thermostat, they should read closed for continuity and the two small ones should show an ohms resistance value. We hope this helps and good luck with the repair!

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    Jesse
    March 18, 2022
    My timer does not advance when in Auto - it never turns off. I tested the cycle thermostat and I get almost zero on the large pins and about 7K on the small ones with the wires unplugged. When running I get 120V on the big pins and nothing on the small ones.
    For model number LE5200XTW1
    Hi Jesse, Thank you for your question. If your dryer does not turn off, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the cycling thermostat, the thermal fuse, the door catch kit, the lid switch, the timer power resistor, the dryer door actuator spring/lever and the belt. We have included a link that you may reference on how to check some of these parts. Once you have determined the part you need, please feel free to call customer service. We are open 7 days a week and anyone will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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    Henry
    May 13, 2022
    I need a cycling thermostat that flips between 2 positions. Does WP3387134 do that or does it only shut off 1 position.
    Hi Henry, Thank you for your question. This particular cycling thermostat will turn the heating element off once the temperature reaches 155F and cycles back on once the internal temperature drops by 25F. To verify if this is the correct cycling thermostat for your dryer, we will need the model number from it. We have included a link from our website that you may use to find the model number on it. If you could resubmit your question with this information, we would be happy to help you. We are open 7 days a week. We look forward to hearing from you!

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      Average Repair Rating: 3.8 / 5.0, 64 reviews.
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      • Customer:
        gary from apex, NC
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134, 279838
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers
      dryer not heating
      Checked the heating element and found a break in the heating coil. Decided to change the thermal fuse and the the cycling thermostat because of the age of the dryer.
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      • Customer:
        Tim from Fargo, ND
      • Parts Used:
        WP3977767, WP3387134, 279838, 279816
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
      Not getting hot enough, eventually no heat
      I ordered the parts I thought may be the problem. If you watch any of the videos to help with a repair most of the video time is spent taking off and putting on the back panel. That being said once the panel was off it took me maybe 20 minutes to install the 4 parts I had ordered. Could have gone faster but also had 3 kids ages 2 and up to work around. This web site not only helps you trouble shoot but then gives discounts for the parts needed and helps with the repair through videos. Obviously the objective was to help customers from start to finish and I believe they achieved just that. Will use this site in the future and tell others about it as well. My instructions are to watch their video to do the repair. Don't rush or get anxious just focus on your task. My wife said the dryer works like new now.
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      Dryer ran but did not dry clothing.
      Best site I have ever used for repairs. First a list of what parts were needed was provided right from the start, no guessing. I followed all of the video's provided for installation instructions and and that was it. Very easy to make repairs and almost rebuilt my dated dryer to like new condition. Appliance was in very good physical condition just needed new components to bring it back. Highly recommend this site to anyone who can turn a wrench.
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      • Customer:
        Stacey from MADERA, PA
      • Parts Used:
        WP3977767, WP3387134
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers
      no heat just cold air was blowing.
      did like your video showed on you tube.
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      • Customer:
        Norris from NASHVILLE, TN
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver
      Dryer was not turning on
      Replaced thermal fuse
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      • Customer:
        Cynthia from Lincoln, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
      My Stopped having heat
      I first watched videos on the problem, then I ordered the parts & proceeded with installing them.
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      • Customer:
        Benjamin from Sandwich, IL
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134, 279834
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers
      Dryer ran, heated got to temp but would not heat again
      Took off back panel of dryer and be removed old thermostat and thermal fuse. Replaced with the new one and wired up by transferring one wire at a time. Took apart top and front of dryer to get to coil valve. Replaced with new ones. Repair person would have posted 150 to diagnose and additional 50 per part got all three parts shipped for 50 so did it myself and saved at least 250.
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      • Customer:
        Mark from Escondido, CA
      • Parts Used:
        WP3387134
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
      Dryer would not turn off at the end of the timer cycle
      Unlike the video related to the Cycle Thermostat, I had to remove the control panel, top, front and drum to access the part. I might have been able to access it from the lower front panel but given the age I was really happy I took it apart and cleaned all the link out. I found other videos on YouTube to help me take it apart. It works perfect now and it is much much quieter. Not sure what I did to quiet it down, but everyone including the cat is happy!
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      • Customer:
        Craig from Rio Rancho, NM
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134, 279834
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
      Our Whirlpool dryer had stopped beating.
      I initially thought to replace the heater element, however the website gave me a list of the possible issues, with the probability ratings conveniently listed next to the part numbers. Not knowing exactly which part was needed I decided to replace all three just to be on the safe side. The parts arrived quickly (about five days) and the installation was easy and straightforward. Total cost for this project was about $50 bucks, which sure beats buying a brand new dryer.
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      • Customer:
        Donald from Ottawa, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers
      no heat
      Cost was $114.00 to replace all parts , It took longer to take apart & test everything than it did to do the repair ! I tested all parts twice , everything would test fine , I put it all back together and the dryer worked for 5 minutes , did that twice and decided to order all the parts an be done with it . Ordered the parts , that showed up at my door in 2 days !!! Turned OFF gas , took off vent hose , took back off with 8 screws , popped up top in the front , took 2 screws off the top in the back removing the brackets , Inside the front under the top removed 2 screws holding on the front , lifted the front and removed . All parts only have 1 or 2 screws holding them in place , removed 1 part at a time , removing and replacing 1 wire from old part to the new part so I did not mix up the wires , replace the part and go to the next part . It was pretty self explanatory replacing the parts , It took 20 minutes to take apart , replace the parts and put back together so my loving wife could do laundry again. You don't realize what a inconvenience it is to go without a dryer for 3 days when you have had one for 37 yrs ..... THANK YOU , 3 days can seem like forever when someone is not happy , but it was much much better than waiting 7 to 10 days for the wrong parts from somewhere else . You have the BEST parts website that I have EVER used !!! THANK YOU AGAIN , Donald
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          Model Compatibility
          This part works with the following models:
          Fix Number: FIX11741405
          Manufacturer Part Number: WP3387134
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