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Thermostat, High Limit 221 F (

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, Kenmore, Roper, Maytag, Estate, Inglis, KitchenAid, Crosley, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Too hot.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Timer will not advance.

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Brett from amanda, OH

Dryer wasnt drying very well

I took the back off 1st put the element and thermostats in... 2nd I took the front off the dryer and replaced the belt.....3rd I blew out all the lint and dust and then put it back together it was a cake walk...I want to add that the parts arrived extremely "FAST" and "ACCURATE"... which made the job that much easier.....

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from Lusby, MD

The dryer stopped heating. I removed the back of the dryer to find a fried thermostat and wire.

I went on partsselect.com's web site, punched in the model number and easily found the parts I needed. Parts arrived in two days. Repairs went well, especially when my wife was my tool assistant! I recommend this site as a must for do it yourself repairs that will save you a lot of money.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kate from Nashville, TN

Dryer running with no heat

I am nine months pregnant and can't believe how easy it was. Took the back panel off and saw that the heating element looked fine. I checked to three thermostats and found the two that were dead. I found the two online that looked like the two i needed, ordered the parts and they came in 2 days. It was sooo easy i can't believe i actually thought about calling someone to come fix it for me.

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jonathon from AURORA, IN

Dryer only blowing high heat

The dryer was only blowing high heat, no matter what temperature selection I chose. I removed the back panel, matched up the parts, and replaced them. I did all of this in about 15 min, with a 1/4" nut driver. Piece of cake. I'm not sure which piece fixed my problem, but for $25 changing them both was worth it to me. While your back there I recommend cleaning out, or checking the dryer vent, just to be safe.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Donald from Atoka, TN

Door switch was broken, dryer would not get hot

if you follow the video instructions - you can't fail - the whole process went like clockwork - great help -

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: William from West Lafayette, OH

Dryer not heating

Took off the nut and took out the old switch and put in the new switch.

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Wrench set
Customer: Jenene from Baltimore, MD

No heat

My dryer did not heat my clothes. I replaced the heating element, three thermostats, and a fuse. The whole installation took less than 15 minutes and was very easy!

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Firmin from Lansing, MI

No heat problem

First off I was really impressed about the videos provided. They helped make the repairs with more confidence. I changed just about every part related to an heating problem before I hit the defective part. Part I changed were Heating Element - 5600W 240V, Cycling Thermostat, Thermal Fuse, High Limit Thermostat. After replacing all these parts, still no heat. I then read that the Thermal cutoff kit has an additional sensor that you can't get separately but as a part of a kit which forces me to purchase an item twice. After another week spent waiting for the second order to arrive, the part came and I was able to replace and regained heat fairly quickly. Yeah! I do have an ohm meter but the dryer is at a location that is very difficult to reach when plugged in so changing the parts one by one was the safest way to go. It is fixed now and we are all happy. My only complaint is that the thermal kit was not mentioned as a possible issue or else I would have ordered it on the same order. In any case this earned me major brownie point to my significant other double Yeah!!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Gordon from Tomahawk, WI

Dryer runs not much heat..

I am almost 60yr. old, I have never come across a better do it yourself site ever. The repairs went well and the video instruction were even better, where have you been my whole life? Instead of picking & plucking parts I went for all 3. I have gone back and forth to stores way to many times in the past for repairs. This was quick and easy and I had no doubts about the job. Prices were right shipping was fast and my wife & I are now happy dry people. Thanks much PARTSELECT

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Andrew from Alturas, CA

No heat

I first repaired the most likely suspects. The heating element and fuse. That did not do the trick. So then I replaced everything else that could effect the heat, that was over 1% of the likely problem. Wala...fixed. Directions were easy, work was easy and the result was a working dryer, good as new. I probably replaced a few items that were not bad but the entire cost was just over $100. A far cry from replacing the dryer at $599

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jane from Bear Creek Township, PA

Shot dryer heater element and thermostat

Excellent video! Very clear. Thanks.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: DEBORAH from DAYTON, OH

Dryer still was not heating, after replacing heat element

Remoave back of dryer, remove the old parts, install the new. But the dryer still is not heating

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Bobby from Buchanan, MI

Dryer stopped heating

Replaced High limit thermostat and heating element. Worked like a charm.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Nicholas from orlando, FL

Dryer runs great, no heat

Everything has been super easy so far. Replaced the heating element (super easy), the thermostat (super easy), and just replaced a fuse (super easy). Still no heat though. There are 2 more thermostats to replace, but getting kind of expensive. Not sure how far I should take it before just giving up. Not sure if I want to tear the dryer apart further. Any suggestions? The videos have been VERY helpful.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Shawn from Cincinnati, OH

It was taking to long to dry clothes

Using a adjustable speed drill, removed all the screws off the back panel of the dryer. Then took some pictures of wiring with my cell phone, (for reference on how everything was connected together). Removed the cycling thermostat and replaced it. Then removed the Heating element, put the new High limit thermostat on the new Heating Element and installed it on the dryer. Replaced the back panel and all the screws.

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