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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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerSavanah from Phoenix AZ

Dryer didn't dry

Remove front bottom panel, remove fuse, replace with new fuse, replace front cover

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Socket set

Customerelizabeth from orlando FL

No heat

not sure if it was the fuse or the limit thermostat because for $15 I re[laced both, just in case. quick and easy and the online video was awesome. it took longer to fit it back together than it took to take it apart and replace the componants.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerHerrick from Uxbridge MA

No heat

Online research ... found PartSelect ... pointed to High Limit Thermal Fuse being most likely culprit ... bought Limit Thermostat just in case to save shipping ... turns out probably didn't need it, but replaced while the heater assembly was out in open. Only had to remove bottom "kick-plate," then Lint Duct Assembly (good thing ... was half full with debris) ... then heating element ... total 11 screws ... easy ... half time research, half work.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

Customergerhard from pipe creek TX

Unit was running and then shut off

It was easy . Romove the top then the front cover then remove the drum ,take the drive belt off before removing the drum .the element board is on the left lower conner , remove the bolts and wires take photo of disasembly for referance then remove the old parts and replace with new .assemble the dryer .make sure that you unplug the unit before you start you repair .

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDave from Brighton CO

No heat

Unplug the unit. Tip the machine to the rear, and put a block under the front to gain access the bottom of the front panel. the Remove the 2 screws on the lower front panel, and remove the panel. Remove the 2 screws holding the door assembly. This assembly has clips that hold it on top, so pull out on the bottom, and pull down. Be sure to mark the wires on the door switch. Remove plastic blower box assembly. This is fastened from inside the drum with 3 phillips screws. The heating element and thermal fuse are located in the left rear corner of the machine. Remove 2 screws holding assembly, and pull it out to the front of the machine...the wires are long enough to allow this. The thermal fuse is screwed right to the element. Just lay the elements side by side, and transfer the wires from 1 to the other. Put everything back together in reverse order. My dryer now works like new. This is an easy job for an average handyman.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerBeau from Clearwater FL

No heat

Unplug dryer. Remove front lower panel, remove black air duct, remove heater element on back wall of dryer, pull wire spade connections off element, transfer wires and plugs onto new element, install new fuse, install heating element into dryer, replace duct and outer cover. Pretty easy with a socket driver.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerDeanna from Virginia Beach VA

The drying quite heating.

Took the dryer apart and tested the parts with multimeter. Saw that fuse was out. Ordered two fuses and heating element although only one fuse was bad. Just to help the dryer last longer replaced another fuse and heat element. Parts select had the parts their within two days and it was a holiday weekend. We were amazed. Thanks

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerKim from Kittery ME

High limit fuse burned out

This is an easy fix with just 2 small screws holding the unit in place.
NOTE that if the dryer is plugged in, there IS current to the leads and they are hot.
It will make the buzzer sound if you ground the unit to the dryer, or it will make your finger buzz if you cross the wrong terminals with your finger.
Best to unplug the dryer before the replacement.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJohnna from Belfountain OH

Dryer would'nt turn on but lights worked

The hardest thing was getting to the part once I was to that process it went really well

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerWilliam from Dayton OH

No heat

Removed the heat coil and checked for continuity with ohm meter. Coil was good. Then checked for continuity across thermal fuse (located on the heater coil unit). Fuse was bad.
Ordered fuse and replaced. Problem solved.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJoseph from Wellsboro PA

Dryer stopped working.

This is a gas dryer, propane. My wife and I live in a remote area. So field mice are abundant. We keep a plug over our dryer vent in order to keep any inquisitive mice out. My wife forgot to remove the vent cover and the dryer stopped working after about minutes. We read about other dryers having this problem and apparently the fuse (non-resettable) tripped. I replaced the fuse and it works fine. Thank You Partsselect.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerJUlien from Hurdle Mills NC

Dryer would not heat

Replace the High Limit fuse, accessing from the front lower pannel.
Diagram from PartSelect.com were extremely useful.

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  • High Limit Thermal Fuse

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDarryl from Smyrna DE

Dryer wouldn't heat on a frosty day

After reading about the things that can cause a dryer not to heat - clogged vent leading to thermal overload, heating element burned out, I took a look at the vents to make sure they were clean. The vent door on the outside of the house was frozen shut, sealed by frozen lint. After popping off the lower panel (2 nuts) and taking out the heating element panel (another 2 nuts) I visually inspected the "spring" heating wire for a break and didn't see one. I checked the thermal fuse for continuity and it was open, so I ordered a new one. After it arrived, it took 10 mins to get the drer back together. Easy repair, recommend doing it yourself and getting the parts from these guys because they're so quick and the prices are good. For $50 I could have had the complete heating assembly if I needed it - which is less than a call out from Sears or an appliance company by itself.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerCraig from St. Charles MO

No heat produced

First I removed two screws that held front lower panel on, then the three srews that held plastic blower sheild on and removed it, then I removed the two screws that held the element inplace, pulled it forward to the front of the machine, plenty of wire length available.I unscrewed one themal fuse at a time and replaced with the new one so I did not cross the wires. I then reinstalled the element to the machine reattached with the scews.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customerjennifer from Nashville TN

Dryer overheating - clothes have a burned rubber smell

This Web site is a treasure. I found it and watched the repair videos. First, remove the bottom panel on the front of the dryer, the one below the door. Then remove the door panel, detaching the signal and light wires. Be sure to mark them first, as to which is on top and which is first. Then I removed the drum panel, with the lint box attached - you only need to remove that from the drum panel if you want to clean the inside of it. Lastly I removed the drum. You have to take the belt off the roller underneath first. After taking everything off from the front, it's super easy to get to the fuse and thermostat in the back. The most challenging part was putting the belt back onto the roller. It has a spring, so you have to stretch it far enough so that the belt will fit around it. Be sure to watch the video to understand the configuration of the belt and roller. Good luck!

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