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279973 Dryer Thermal Fuse Kit For Kenmore

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SKU: APN279973K    
Condition: New
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Replacement thermal fuse kit used for some Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool dryer models.

Directly Replaces: 279973, 279973VP, 3391913, 3404151, 3404152, 3977395, 8318314, 897710, AH334387, AP3094323, EA334387, EAP334387, PD00002626, PS334387.


  • The thermal cut-off kit prevents the dryer from overheating if the high limit thermostat fails.
  • Includes (1) 8318314 Thermal Cutoff Replacement, (1) 3391914 High Limit Thermostat Replacement. 


  • Material: Plastic / Metal / Ceramic.
  • Thermostat Dimensions: 1-1/2"L x 1-1/8"W x 2"H; 1-5/8" between mounting holes (center to center).
  • L295-80F high limit thermostat.
  • Thermal Cutoff Dimensions: 1-1/4"L x 1-1/4"W x 2-3/16"H; 1-5/8" between mounting holes (center to center).
  • 352 Deg. F thermal fuse.

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279973 Dryer Thermal Fuse Kit For Kenmore

Repair Skill Level: 2 | Beginner to Moderate
Minimal disassembly (if any) and some basic tools may be needed.

Part Description: The thermal cut-off kit prevents the dryer from overheating if the high limit thermostat fails.

Failure Symptoms: Dryer will not heat at all, or takes an increasing amount of time to dry your clothes.

Testing: Use a multimeter to test it for continuity in the fuse and thermostat. If there is no continuity in either piece, it should be replaced.

Bonus Tip: A blown thermal fuse indicates a restriction in the exhaust vent that runs from the dryer to the outside. Be sure to check the dryer venting whenever you need to replace the thermal fuse.

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