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Dryer Cycle Thermostat

Part Number: AP3045874
MFG Part Number: 8318268
Made by: Whirlpool
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Temperature limit 155-25F. Comes with the internal-bias heater.

Genuine Whirlpool part. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Norge, Roper, and others. See all items in Dryer Fuse Or Sensor.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 8318268 (AP3045874) replaces 3977425, 3977706, 904589, AH395029, EA395029, PS395029.

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How to Replace Dryer Cycle Thermostat #8318268

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Dryer Cycle Thermostat #8318268 for Dryer made by Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag. Note: This video is intended to give you the general idea of the part replacement procedure. Your appliance may differ depending on the manufacturer and model.


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Thermostat, internal - bias Part Number: AP3045874. This has 4 leads (2 red/red white wire) & (2 violet). I have continuity across the red, but no continuity across the violet. Is the Thermostat bad?

Rusty for Model Number WED5830SW0


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After the Aug 2014 flood the dryer is popping the GFI. So far, (disconnected the motor, burner leads, and various other connectors one at a time testing along the way) only when the cycle thermostat Wht/rd or Blu lead is disconnected will the GFI hold. All other connectors back together. 2644ohms across the purple and a short from wht/rd to blu with either wht/rd or blu leads removed. Is the cycle thermostat bad or is something else still shorted?

Kemel for Model Number LGN2000JQ2


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My dryer will not heat. I have a thermal cut off kit to install, which I've had to do in the past. I see the red wire from the wiring harness is burned out. This wire connects the cycle thermostat to the thermostat from the cut off kit. Do I need a new cycle thermostat also? This part doesn't come with the connecting wire. Can I order that wire replacement as well?

Jill W for Model Number WED8530SW0


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On cycling thermostat what is the resistance on a #8318268 where the purple wires connect?

John for Model Number WGD4900XW0


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Asked a representative about my dryer. Plenty of heat, in fact too much. Can't turn it to down for delicates. You sent me part #3390291 to fix the problem. Does this part hook on to the heater coil chamber?

Randy for Model Number GEQ8811LLO


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Noticed the dryer running super hot, even on the lowest setting. Did some troubleshooting. I'm thinking its the cycling thermostat, part number 8318268. I took it off the dryer and noticed it makes a rattling sound. Does that mean something is broken inside it?

Paul for Model Number LEN2000JQ1


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