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

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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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDonald from whitmore lake MI

No heat from electric dryer

`replaced high limit thermal fuse and limit thermostat. I checked the ohns reading and found they were open circuit. Running great now.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRobert from Apopka FL

Dryer stopped working but still had power.

After finding the culprit was the vent duct no longer connected to the internal drum duct, and cleaning the whole inside of the cabinet out. Must be a dryer made on friday or monday as no clip or screw to keep the two pieces together. Caused it to vent inside the unit. Pulled the bottom off, key is to remove the tension clips that hold the front panel on and then pull it off as there were additional tension clips holding it together. Unscrew the two screws with a nut driver that hold the thermal Fuse part. Change out one wire at a time to keep them aligned properly. Screw it back on, reattach bottom and start it up.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerScott from Narvon PA

Termostat blew

Thermostat failed and would not regulate temperature, thus blowing out high limit thermal fuse as it should, after melting the wire connecting the two components. After replacing both items and the melted wire, I cleaned all the vent ducts to assure that they were clear. The appliance then worked as good as new.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDoug from Macungie PA

The dryer worked properly excepted heating up

Unplugged unit, unscrewed the old fuse, disconnected the wires then replaced it with the new fuse.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJames C from Norwalk CT

No heat as the dryer spun

removed the top of unit then the door and front panel. The drum had to come out and the remove the heating element on the back wall. I replace the heating element then the thermal fuse and limit switch. replaced same the reinstalled drum. Kinda tricky with the drive belt but after 15 minutes or so I got it in place. Replaced the door and front panel along with top of unit...plugged back a
in and it worked. my cost to repair with board, and 2 switches 89 dollars. If I called a repairman house call started at 150.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLeonard from Lower Burrell PA

Not working

Opened top cover at corners to access screws on each side of front. After removing screws from inside of front door, lift the door and panel off of retainer clipson the bottom front corners. Thermal fuse is located at the back left side mounted on the heating element cover. Can be checked for contunity if open. Next to it is the thermaostat limit control. Both should be replaced, even if just the fuse is open. Why? The dryer took long to dry since it was new. This not only corrected the starting problem, but it now dryes faster. Apparently a defective thermostat limit when it was new.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set

CustomerPatrick from Spring Hill TN

Dryer would not run

I read the parts select troubleshooting Info guide to get an Idea of what could be wrong. I took front of dryer off to gain access to the high limit fuse. After removal of fuse I checked with ohm meter to confirm fuse was blown then replaced with new one. The job was done In less than thirty minutes. Anyone with any basic mechanical skills can do this repair easily

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerLEMONT from WINDOW ROCK AL

Dryer stopped working & lint filter torn to shreds

Remove screws to top of appliance lid and control panel paying close attention to location and type of screws. Lift back of top panel and lift off front top lid until it snaps up. Slide top panel to side and remove upper front panel screws from the inside of dryer one on left and one on right. Be careful to not let front door fall outward. Slide door panel up off of hooks at base of panel. Remove duct assembly by removing three screws located on the inside of the dryer at the front. Slide out and remove air duct assembly.

Removing the High Limit Thermal Fuse was straight forward. Didn't really understand the online instructions but performed a continuity test across terminals and there was no continuity, so I replaced.

Repare took 1-2 hours, next time will probably cut in half now that I know where to remove screws to access motors & fuses and dryer assemblies at base of dryer.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerSteve from Columbia Station OH

Heat loss

How to take apart a dryer:
The first way:
1) Remove front lower panel (2 screws on bottom).
2) Remove the front black plastic air duct.
3) If you have long arms, or an extention socket wrench, you might be able to reach the heating unit, otherwise use the Second way:

The second way:
1) Remove front lower panel, as this will expose the screws to the dry door unit.
2) Remove dryer door unit (2 screws on bottom, 2 spring clips on top), and disconnect assoc wires.
3) Remove dryer lid:
3.1) Remove 2 screws on front (previously hidden by door unit
3.2) Remove 2 clip hooks on back of dryer
3.3) Lift lid rear above center guides, and wiggle away from front spring clips
4) Lay dryer on back, as this will allow easier removal of the drum
5) Remove screws securing the heater control unit.

Attempt 1: Disconnected heating element and saw that the heating coils were broken. Ordered new heating coil and new belt.
Attempt 2: 3 weeks after installing new heating element, my wife informed me that the unit was no longer putting out heat!!! So, I ordered the Thermostat and Thermal Fuse. Put dryer back together.
Attempt 3: Turned it on - absolutely nothing - dead, dead, dead. Discussed purchasing new $600+ dryer. Started taking it apart again, and discovered that door wire was never reattached. Meaning the dryer thought the door was wide open.
Attempt 4: Now the dryer squeaks. Took dryer partially apart and added white grease to wheels that support the drum. Currently, all is well with the world.

Moral of the story: Replace the entire heating unit, check belt for cracks and grease the wheels if you get a chance.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Annapolis MD

Drier would not start

I followed the Part Select troubleshooting information and was able to pinpoint the problem, which turned out to be a thermal fuse. I ordered the new fuse, which arrived in two days via UPS. I checked the new fuse for continuity and then installed it. I figured that something must have caused the thermal fuse to teach the temperature at which it activated, so I checked the thermostats and the dryer vent to make sure it was not plugged. Neither of these was a problem, so I decided to change the fuse out, which solved the problem.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerKenneth from Fort Wayne IN

Dryer was not heating up.

The video on the web-site was very helpful in showing how to take it apart. First we remove the power plug from the wall outlet. Then we used flat scrapper to push the top two hidden clips to release the Dryer's top. We used the nut driver to unscrew the two screws that held the front panel. We carefully remove the wires that were connected to switch sensor for the door, and the lights. Next step was to unscrew couple more screws that held the front piece from the main fan housing. At the bottom locate the tensioner of the belt. Release it. Remove the dryer drum with the belt. We took the opportunity to clean off the lint that was all over on the bottom of the dryer. We then could reach the bottom left back of the dryer to unscrew the screws that held the heater unit. Before that we unscrew and release the wires for the Thermal fuse and the limit thermostat which are all located on the heating unit. Then we replace with new pieces. Upon removal of the heating unit we noticed the broken heating element. Next was to place the drum back in. We made sure that the drum lined up with the rear support piece then the front. We rotated the drum just to make sure that it was sitting correctly. Then we screwed the front housing unit. Then we put the front panel back on the hooks at the bottom. That help to line up the front panel with the main chasis. We connected all the connectors to the right terminals. Last was to set the top down on to the chasis. We checked that the duct in the rear is not obstucted. Lastly was plugging in the power cord and testing the dryer. It is working again. Thanks to Part Select's video and parts. Total time was just over half an hour.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerHILDEGARD from NAMPA ID

Dryer wouldnt heat up

A friend did the repair for me. Very simple. Saved me a lot of money by getting the parts and fixing the problem. Thanks!

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerRonald from Fairfax VA

No heat

The video on the site was very helpful in completing the repair. The one suggestion I woul make is to check the actual heating element before ordering the Thermal Fuse. In my case the new fuse did not work because there was a break in the actual heatng coils. I replaced the heating element and it works fine now.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerElishama from 29 Palms CA

Thermal fuse failure

I ordered the parts from a local Maytag dealer and they gave me the wrong parts. I called them back and they said it would cost me $75.00 plus labor and parts. I said no thanks. Ordered the parts online got it in 3 days. Repair took me 25 mins and I only spent $6 plus shipping. The repair video helped a lot , thanks.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLesa from Baird TX

Not enough heat/too long to dry

Easy, but the directional video on the website wasnt for the dryer my daughter had. Didnt have to take all apart as directed. Should have only taken the lower cover off the front of the dryer. But, got the chance to really vacuum & clean out all the extra build up of lint that was a Major fire hazard. Turned out good in the end, Dryer heats like it should now. Thanks from TEXAS

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