High Limit Thermal Fuse

PartSelect Number PS2041343

Meant as a backup to a high limit thermostat, this fuse is typically set to trip at a higher temperature than that of a high limit thermostat. This is a one-time use fuse, so when it does trip, you do need to replace it. It's letting you know that something is wrong with your dryer.

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.
  • Will not start.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Temperature too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
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Limit Thermostat

Part Number 2177455

This hi-limit thermostat acts as a safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 185 degrees Fahrenheit - the differential of 40 degrees.

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Fuse Kit

Part Number 2174577

This fuse kit comes with a thermal fuse, a high limit thermostat, two lead wires, & four mounting screws.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerWalter from Cairo GA

Initially taking 3 cycles to dry completely, then no power at all.

In my case I had no idea initially what was wrong so I tore the entire dryer apart. Took the control panel apart, the front kick plate off, the door assemly off, then took the entire dryer housing off the base so I could get to everything. It was at this point I decided to try to seriously repair it myself. I found PartsSelect, read through the appropriate repair stories and determined the only real possible parts. I ordered the parts, received them promptly, and replaced 4 of the 5. The parts were easy to replace, just unplug the wires, used a socket set to remove the bolts holding them and replaced. I also unplugged the two wires to the element, unbolted it, cleaned it out and replaced it. The 5th part, the roller shaft did not have to be replaced. The original was in fine condition, it had simply loosened and was wobbly from 12 years of use. The bearing was still perfect with no slack in the shaft at all. After hooking up what I needed to for a test run, all was well. I then took about 2 hours to put everything back together. The dryer now works perfectly........dries loads completely in approx. 30 minutes and runs whisper quiet.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerScott from Hawthorne FL

Dryer had no heat

I pulled the heating element loose and layed it on the floor so I could see if the elements were heating. This required totally disassembling the dryer from the front including removing the drum. Then I bypassed the door switch so the dryer would run disassembled. Then plugged in the dryer and turned it on. Heating coils did not glow... Hmmmm. Put a meter across the two thermal switches mounted on the element assembly to find one of them was open. Ordered switch from PARTSELECT; ordered a belt too while I had it apart. Parts came very fast and reassembled with new parts. WORKS LIKE A CHAMP!!! Thanks Partselect!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilber from James Town OH

No heat from dryer

Had to replace a thermal fuse in the dryer. They had ran the dryer with the lint tube blocked which in turn blew the fuse. I tested the fuse with a ohms meter which showed no resistance telling me that it had shut off the dryers heater to prevent a fire. Ordered the correct from parts select. It was sent quickly. You must pop the top on this Maytag using a putty knife than remove the belt and drum to access the fuse. Installed new fuse reassembled dryer plugged it in and everything worked fine. Another job well done!

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerSusan from Ashtabula OH

Wouldn't dry---no heat

Disconnected the electricity,removed lower front panel with socket wrench and located high limit thermal fuse Removed wires and unscrewed old part and installed new thermal fuse. I reconnected the wires and it works perfectly.Also vacuumed out the lower area to remove unwanted lint while I was in this area. I saved a $75.00 service call by fixing it myself.
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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set

Customerrussell from anamosa IA

Would run but would not heat

removed front cover and top took drum out remove heating unit replced limit switch and fuse reinstalled installed new idler put new belt around drum installed drum replaced glides put top back on and front cover . then replaced boosting heater witch is on the blower also cycling thermostat

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