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PartSelect Number PS11742185
This hi-limit thermostat with Terminal Extension Arm acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Farenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Farenheit.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
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And prior to installing all the parts, Thermal Fuse, Cycling Thermostat, High Limit Thermostat, leveling feet, and I even replace the heating element prior to these parts.
I pulled the back off, replaced the parts, put back together, plugged it in and WALLA! it worked and has for a week. Thank you partSelect.com.
Read the info' about the possible causes, checked out the Thermal fuse with a multimeter found it had blown. Cleared out debris from the blower wheel and ducting, replaced the themostats and fuse. Dryer started up....should be good for another 5 years!
Ordered all of the thermostats and fuses. Unplugged appliance. Removed back panel. Replaced all items, still did not heat. I removed the 2 screws from the filter housing, and lifted the top. I disconnected the door sensor. I removed the 2 5/16" retaining bolts and removed the front cover, supported the drum and discovered a loose connection on the harness that connects to the drum motor. (Engineered not to heat up unless everything else is functional, including drum rotation.) I reestablished a good connection and buttonned her back up. Now i have spare thermostats.
I read the repair stories on PartSelect.com and decided to buy the thermostat, fuse, and heating element so I was sure to fix whatever the problem was on the first try. I replaced the thermostat fuse and hi-heat thermostat before finding the heating element was broken. I replaced it and even with my 4 and 6 year old helpers, was finished in 20 minutes. Thanks to the PartSelect schematic, I knew what I was looking for and it was as easy as in the picture. I saved time and money thanks to PartSelect.com and other user comments on the site.
Removed & Replaced heating element, thermostat, thermal fuse, and walla, it's done. Just Three bolts to remove. Less than fifteen minutes work!! Works great!!
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