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Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279816
Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279816 Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279816 Thermal Cut-Off Kit – Part Number: 279816 https://fixcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/Maytag/1UWBSRZ4.gif

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

4 Reviews
Your Price
$39.95

Fix Number: FIX334299

Manufacturer #: 279816

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Part description

This thermal cut-off kit for a dryer includes one high limit thermostat with a limit of 250 degrees Fahrenheit and one thermal cut-off fuse with a limit of 309F. This kit also includes flat heaters with jumper wires. This is an OEM approved replacement part for various models of Dryers and Washer-Dryer Combos manufactured by Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, KitchenAid, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, and Magic Chef. For full compatibility, please see the "Model Cross Reference List" below. The Thermal Cut-Off is designed to blow if your dryer is at risk of further damage, and may need to be replaced if your washer is no longer heating properly. This part may also be referred to as a Thermal Fuse and each kit is sold individually.

Works with the following brands

Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, KitchenAid, Crosley, Estate, Inglis, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef

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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Installation InstructionsProvided by FIX customers like you

Average Repair Rating: 4.0 / 5.0, 48 reviews ?
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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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Customer:
wendy from Palmersville, TN
Parts Used:
WP3390291, 279816
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
hi low limit switch
follow the video they give you its simple
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Customer:
Patrick from Fort Myers, FL
Parts Used:
279816
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Dryer ran, no heat
Watched a couple of YouTube videos to troubleshoot problem. Found on the web and ordered parts. They came in 4 days, installed parts and happy wife! I did cut the wrong end off of the jumper wire for the modification but was able to make it work. Didn't know how hard it was to find a 5/16" female spade connector. LOL
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Customer:
Roger from Medford, WI
Parts Used:
WP3387134, 279816
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
The dryer gradually lost heat over e period of a few months until it was not heating at all.
Having no clue or diagnostic tools I used the symptoms to diagnose the problem. Since the parts were relatively inexpensive I ordered those parts I thought would be most likely at fault. I opened up the back of the dryer and discovered a wire had worked itself loose from a sensor. I plugged the wire back in and now the dryer works fine. I'm keeping the parts for the time I will need them.
2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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Customer:
Michael from PEMBROKE, GA
Parts Used:
WP3392519, 279838, 279816
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Sporadic heat
Removed from electric source, removed back panel and replaced all parts as instructed.
1 person found this instruction helpful.
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Customer:
Ervin from Summersville, WV
Parts Used:
279816
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Socket set
no heat and not drying clothes.
Replaced thermal cut on and thermal cut off, with a new thermal cut-off kit, also ordered a new thermal fuse and replaced it. Dryer is now heating. Thanks for your help in finding out the problem with my dryer and video instructions on how to fix the problem. Also would recommend your web site to any of my family or friends that would have problems with there dryer. Your prices are reasonable and received in 3 days of ordering.
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Customer:
Carlos from Cheverly, MD
Parts Used:
279816
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Bowing cool air and not heating at all
I ohm out the cut off thermal fuse, it was defective. so i order the whole Thermal cut-off kit. when i received the kit I simply used a nutdriver to remove the 2 components, installed the new part. solved my problem. thanks From Carlos
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Customer:
Cynthia from Lincoln, CA
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3392519, WP3387134, 279838, 279816
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.
1 person found this instruction helpful.
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Customer:
Larry from Springhill, FL
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3398095, WP3392519, 279816
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Socket set
Dryer would not start
Removed the screws from both back panels to gain access to the Push-To-Start-Switch and complete rear unit. Removed vent hose and panel for easier install of components due to dryer in garage. Matched up each replacement component to the old parts. Removed old part with wires still attached to ensure wires were replaced correctly. All parts are attached with screws making it easy to remove and replace. Dryer works perfectly. A very easy project.
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Customer:
Jessica from Marietta, GA
Parts Used:
279816
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Dryer not heating up
I watched your youtube.com video on how to trouble shoot and determined the the problem using my multimeters and then ordered the parts for the fix. I followed the instructions and it was easy to do. The dryer is working great now.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX334299
Manufacturer Part Number: 279816
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