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High Limit Kit

PartSelect Number PS2162282

The high limit kit comes with three separate thermal fuses for dryers. One electric thermal fuse with a limit of 258, one gas high limit at 240, and one gas and electric high limit thermostat with a limit at 300. The thermal fuse kit shuts off the motor in the dryer when it begins to overheat. If the dryer will not heat, is overheated, shuts off too soon, or takes too long to dry then the thermal fuse might have exploded and need to be replaced. For replacement instructions refer to the diagram by manufacturer. For safety, unplug the dryer before installing the part.

This part works with the following brands: Magic Chef, Crosley, Admiral, Norge, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Hoover, Amana.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

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High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 258-80)

Part Number 11742806

This high limit/safety thermostat is used on many gas and electric clothes dryers. It is made of metal, and is almost two inches long. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 258 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 178 degrees Fahrenheit.

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Michael from Meredosia, IL

The dryer worked fine for the first load then would not work again until it cooled off.

Problem fixed with high limit kit. Easy to do other than a little difficult to reach to align parts but not too bad.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: tin from boonton, NJ

Machine stop function

Clean out the vent line and filter area with vacuum, and proceed to replace with high limit kit.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ryan from Bethlehem, PA

Dryer wouldn't turn on.

First I removed power cable from outlet, then I lifted the top panel and rotate to the backward. High Limit kit took about 10 mins to install. I took a few more minutes to vacuum out all the lint. Dryer is working well.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Thomas from Dayton, OH

Dryer wouldn't turn (no power, no nothing)

Took off old parts (High Limit Thermostat and Thermal Fuse) and addition throughly cleaned out lint trap by removing front door panel for easier access to trap lint. This is crucial, if you have too much of a blockage your new thermal fuse will most likely blow again. My dryer now works like a champ again. Thanks .

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: J. Keith from Sanford, NC

Dryer dead, no heat no light no spinning

Web site advised checking thermal fuse, opened dryer top and fuse was bad. Thermal fuse kit had exact parts needed. replaced thermal fuse and high limit thermostat using new ones in kit. couple of screws, a little contortion. worked perfectly. took ~45 minutes to diagnose, 15 minutes to replace parts.***important**** dryer vent was clogged with lint which is apparently usual reason for this problem, so CLEAN OUT VENT HOSE!!!!

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  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: John from Denver, CO

Dryer just quit working, after reading some of your repair tips I diagnosed the problem.

I started by unplugging the power source. I took the putty knife to push the two clips on front under the top edge of machine to raise the top. located & removed two screws (one on each side) to remove the front. I removed the door switch so I could then remove front to facilitate a good cleaning inside the lint trap & dryer itself. I then located & removed high limit thermostat. On my dryer model the thermal fuse is located below the heating coils so I removed them & the front bracket they are attached to so I could get to fuse. I removed & replaced fuse & reassembled parts & pieces. Plugged in dryer & success as it seems to run as good as new. Thanks for your quick response in shipment & especially your listing of repair tips. John B.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Wanda from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Agitator wouldn't spin

Pulled the cap off, used a 7/16" socket with 10" extension, lifted the agitator off, cleaned & installed the repair kit, very simple repair.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Christy from Austin, TX

Dryer wouldn't turn and heat wouldn't turn on

Followed the diagram posted on this website to remove and replace the high limit thermal sensor and thermal fuse. My husband thinks I'm a genius, but it really was easy or I couldn't have done it.

PS - Don't forget to try to fix what caused the fuse to blow in the first place - in my case it was years of lint build-up.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: James from Cary, NC

Dryer would not run.

used the tips found on this site, cannot state it any better than that. For $50, for parts and 1 day shipping, it was well worth it. Put in new parts and started right up.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: PAUL from HUDSON, NH

Dryer would not start

Used key tip to open dryer lid. Used an ohm meter to check door siwtch and fuses; found thermal limit fuse open. Took photo of wiring for reference. Disconnected heat element and fuses. Removed temp sensor from above element and removed screw retaining heater. Needle nose pliers used to remove clip which retains thermal fuse. Replaced thermal fuse with matching color coded dot (purple) and reinstalled clip. Check the seating of clip and fuse, this is an important safety feature. Put element back in place and checked that retaining screw properly secured clip/fuse. Replaced temp sensor with new unit and reinstalled over heater. Connected wiring and used ohm meter to check for shorts to chasis. Verified all connections secure and no loose wire clips. Closed lid, plugged unit into AC and runs perfect. This is a good time to check all lint traps, housing, and duct work for excess lint. Clogged ducts can cause fire an run unit longer than needed to dry clothes. Partselect.com is by far the best repair parts site.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Joyce from Albion, MI

Dryer would not start and the interior light was not working.

My husband raised up the top of the dryer and removed the heating coil and fuse w/bracket. Installed new fuse in that one. He then proceeded to go further down into the dryer and found the bracket with the other 2 fuses. He replaced those. Put all parts back together. Cleaned out all the built up lint. Plugged it in and it works like the day it was new. Your comment section and video repair clip of this was tremendous in helping us determine what our problem was. About $35.00 total for this repair. Thank you

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Eric from Brockton, MA

My dryer would not start

After viewing the video and looking at the problem at hand, it was relatively easy to simply replace the parts. At first I wasn't really sure this was the problem, but I figured, if it worked, then it cost me about $30, so it was worth the chance. Otherwise it would have been a new dryer. Hey, it worked, and the video made it easy. The only somewhat difficult part was maneuvering around some of the sharp, edgy parts of the machine. I dropped a screw and used an extension magnet to pick it up. Overall, it was easy. Thanks for the help.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Willy from Byron, GA

Dryer won't start..

I have no knowlegde about electrical repair.I just read all problems and video on how to repair this dryer.So dryer won't start ,Ichange the timer assembly,resistor and the last one is high limit kit.I follow all instruction and remove the defective parts one by one ,piece by piece while looking on the pc for instruction to repair it.Less than 30 minutes I'm done.Thank you part select for your tutorial on line that save me money to buy a new one.Now my dryer run smooth as new one...Bingo.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Frank from Richardson, TX

Dryer quit working

Followed the video instructions online - very easy repair and saved me some money.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Heather from Little Rock, AR

The dryer had stopped working and the light wasn't working either.

I read the repair instructions on the site and watched the video. I followed someone else's suggestion and took the front of the dryer down to clean out the area below the lint trap. I know why the fuse blew! Then I was able to replace the fuse and the high limit fuse. Let me tell you, the instructions are really easy - I'm a 43 year old woman and my 4 1/2 year old son was helping me. We managed to fix the dryer before Daddy got home! Thank you!

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