Replacement 8577274 Dryer Thermistor Control for Whirlpool / Maytag

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Sku:  APN8577274
Condition:  New

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Replacement thermistor control used for some Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool dryer models.

Directly Replaces: WP8577274, WP8577274VP, 8577274, 3976615, 3390292, 3406294, 772546, ER8577274, ER8577274, TH7274, 1181075, AH993287, AP6013514, AP3919451, EA993287, EAP11746740, PD00002401, PS993287, PS11746740.


  • Heat sensor that monitors the air temperature inside the drum.
  • Located on the blower housing next to the thermal fuse.
  • 10K Ohms @ 70° F.
  • Includes (1) Thermistor.


  • Color: White.
  • Material: Metal / Plastic.
  • Finish: Matte.
  • Dimensions: 2"L x 1-3/8"W x 1"H.

Testing tip: Thermistors do not have continuity, they show resistance. Therefore, to test it you need a multimeter that measures ohms. With the power disconnected from the dryer, connect the multimeter to the thermistor. Then use a hair dryer to blow hot air over the thermistor. As the thermistor becomes hotter, its resistance should decrease. If the resistance doesn't change when the temperature changes, then thermistor should be replaced. 

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Worked Perfect

    Posted by Kathy on 13th Jul 2017

    Delivery was fast. Fantastic price! Replaced in 10 minutes from start to finish. Drier works great again. Would recommend this part and company.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous on 23rd May 2017

    Very easy fix, works great! Great price!

  • 5

    Posted by YUANYAO CHUNG on 6th Sep 2016


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