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    • Part Number: AP4038305
    • MFG Part Number: 31001447
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My temperature selector switch is bad for sure. I noticed there are different resistor parts (AP4038316 & AP4038401) listed as 12 in the diagram as well. Do I need to order the resistor or is this switch (AP4038305) all I need? If I need the resistor, how do I know which one to purchase?

Matt for Model Number pyet344ayw

ANSWER Hello Matt, This is a case where there was a production change during the manufacture of a model number. In this case, the correct part number is determined by the first two digits of the serial number This is referred to as a series change. Basically, this means that during production, changes were made to the units' design, requiring different replacement parts. In this case 31001447 is the temperature switch for units with a serial number beginning with 14 or lower and 31001483 is the resistor assembly needed. On the other hand, if your units' serial number begins with 15 or higher, 53-4395 is the temperature switch needed and the resistor assembly needed is the 31001704

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, July 26, 2012

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