Broken contact on high limit thermostat - dryer no start

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Nova From Hudson, OH

Nov 23, 2007

26 out of 31 people found this instruction helpful

First I unplugged the dryer! Then unscrewed the two screws at the bottom of the front door. To remove the front door, swing the bottom up about 30 degrees until the two triangular hooks at the top of the door release. Then release the two wires going to the door switch from their harness so as to gain more slack to move the door out of the way. The switch was secured by 2 hex head sheet metal screws1/4inch in diameter. I used a small right angle socket wrench to get these loose. I only had to remove the front screw completely to be able to take the switch out for exchange purposes. Once this was done, reverse the process and plug it in! (BTW, the electrical schematic for this dryer is up under the top console)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) (Now subbed to High Limit Thermostat)

Part Number: PS2029367

In Stock