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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, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

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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$16.50
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Average Repair Rating: 3.9 / 5.0, 53 reviews What's this?
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0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Richard from Alamogordo, NM

Dryer wouldnt heat

Removed the screws that held the back panel on following parts select advice I trested the thermostats and fuse found the thermostat that was bad decided since I was already in the back to just replace them all and the fuse ordered the parts arrived in 2 days replaced all the parts very easy remove the screws holding them in remove the wires and replace in reverse order I think the whole job took about 30 minutes from start to finish

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Carl from Twin Lakes, WI

Dryer has no heat but all other functions work.

Folks, I have to compliment you on one of the best integrated and intuitive websites I have ever encountered and my compliments to Steve for a job well done on the DIY video presentation. Impressive and it answers the question, "Can I handle this job or do I call a repairman."

Regarding the dryer heating element problem, after reviewing Steve's great video on element replacement, there was little doubt, that anyone with rudimentary familiarity with basic hand tools could handle the job and in the process, save $100 just by eliminating the repairman visit.

After removing the back of the dryer, the heating element was removed and the problem was obvious, as a coil heating wire had parted opening the heating element circuit.

The three parts I ordered, Heating Element, Thermal Cutoff, and High Limit Thermostat took less then one hour from start to finish and that included testing the dryer in all cycles. As I said before, great job, fast parts delivery and good prices, all complimented by a world class Website. Well-done folks. I'll be back when something else goes South on me here at home.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Jeannie from Reed City, MI

This dryer still will not heat up.....

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.

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0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Kimberly from Willows, CA

The dryer was working fine, then just stopped.

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.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
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Customer: Dave from Hudson, WI

Dryer not starting

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!

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28 of 629 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Ravenel, SC

No heat, drum would turn, fan would run.

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.

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22 of 611 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Wilford from Colonial Heights, VA

Running but no heat

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.

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25 of 623 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lucio from North Miami Beach, FL

Blowing cool air only.

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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