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Dryer Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: AP3094244
MFG Part Number: 279816
Made by: Whirlpool
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For Whirlpool made electric dryers. Kit includes one thermal cut-off (309 degrees) and one hi-limit thermostat (250 degrees), comes with wiring and connectors.

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 and Washer Dryer Combo Fuse Or Sensor.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 279816 (AP3094244) replaces 2651, 3399848, 3977393, AH334299, EA334299, PS334299.

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Heat sensor on dryer did not work Richard P. • Shallotte, NC • March 16, 2014
Appliance: Roper Residential Dryer REX5634KQ0

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Dryer stopped drying Timothy B. • Pace, FL • March 31, 2014
Appliance: Model WHIRLPOOL DRYER

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How to Replace Dryer Thermal Cut-Off Kit #279816

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Dryer Thermal Cut-Off Kit #279816 for Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo made by Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Kenmore, Maytag, Estate. 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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Has 240 VAC, heater coil, heater & thermal fuses check good. (countinuity) What about dryer cycling thermostat? I have voltage to heating coils, but no heat? Neutral or Ground??

Jb for Model Number 11096576400

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I just replaced the heating element and now doing the thermostat and thermal cut-off. Is there a certain polarity on the thermostat or thermal cut-off? I only ask cause I wired it all up and the thermal cut-off blew. So now I got a new set but am curious if I wired it reversed. If I bypass the cut-off the dry heats up and works fine.

Kevin for Model Number LER5636EQ3

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My whirlpool dryer runs, but does not heat at all. Model number ler6620pq1. Research tells me it's probably the thermal fuse and to change the thermostat with the thermal fuse. Is this the correct part number I need to do this? AP3094244

Seth

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The heating element on my dryer comes on as soon as you turn the timer on, without the motor running. We have tried a new timer control and have replaced the thermal fuse.

Conni for Model Number MEDC200XW1

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I am replacing the Thermal cutoff kit items. The repair video shows a connection using a jumper wire attaching to an orange wire. My dryer does not have an orange wire, but it does have two very thin red wires that go a special plug that connected to the into the old thermostat. Also where the wires plug into the element there are three terminals with that has red on the right, black in the middle, and then the third where I assume the jumper wire attaches. Do I have to be concerned about those two small red wires, and the black wire on the middle terminal? Thanks, Scott

Scott for Model Number WED6400SW1

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I've replaced the high temp thermostat and the thermal fuse per this kit, but my dryer keeps tripping the fuse on my breaker. It's worked fine for the past 8 months and just started happening recently. The dryer will work and run on the tumble dry setting, but as soon as I use heat, it will trip after about 3-4 minutes of use. I can go reset the breaker then run it again on heat for a few minutes till it trips. Also- I've noticed if I run the dryer with heat, but no clothes inside, it will run longer on heat before tripping. Everything I can think of would lead to believe that it's more do a dryer issue than breaker, but I'd like to get a professional opinion. Thanks!

Jj for Model Number Kenmore 80 series electric dryer

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