High Limit Kit

PartSelect Number PS2162282

This kit comes with three separate thermal fuses and is usually used with clothes dryers that have a fan mounted on the motor shaft. Included within this kit is the high limit (Limit: 258) the gas high limit (Limit: 240) and the gas and electric high limit thermostat (Limit: 300).

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:

  • Will not start.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Temperature too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
  • Takes too long to dry.
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High Limit Thermostat - Limit: 258-80

Part Number 2047800

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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Grove City OH

The dryer quit working

After using your service to determine the problem I order the parts which came very quickly. I review your video on the repair and then jumped into the job. I check the 15 - 30 min box but that was because I watched the video again.

AFter the second viewing the job went very quickly.

Thanks

Dave Hopkins

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Taunton MA

Dryer shut off and would not restart.

My brother in law actuality did the repair. His electronic testers narrowed down the problem. We ordered the needed part from Parts Select. It arrived in a couple of days, replaced the part. Dryers is up and running like new.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench set

Customeraridio from fort lauderdale FL

The dryer would not start

I was not even sure what was wrong with the electric dryer. After reading about it and watching video on part select website I took a chance. I was able to repair my dryer without problems. Very happy with outcome.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerMichael 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerMickey from Winston Salem NC

Just quit during a cycle

First checked the breakers, then the power plug. Then I checked the wiring at the timer which all had power going to them. Then I go online and find this site and discovered that the problem was the high limit Thermostat. Repair was easy. I watched the video and read the other comments from other people that had the same problem. Fixing this was easy and saved me a lot of money!!! Just used a nut driver and a small ratchet. Kinda like Plug-n-play. I finished up and plugged it back in and hit the start button and it came on again. Runs great now!!!!!

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGregory from Appleton WI

Dryer would not turn on and no light with door open.

New High Limit Kit corrected the problem.

16yo son and I replaced both fuses exactly the way described by others on this site. I pulled the heating coil out for easier access. Also cleaned the air duct behind the dryer as some lint had it partially blocked.

The only difficulty part was fitting my hand back behind the drum to get the new fuse positioned. This is where a second pair of hands is helpful for tightening a screw back in place.

When it started running again I could smell a little dust or lint burning off the heating coil but that went away after a few seconds. May have accumulated because the dryer hadn't been used in a while.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Aloha OR

Total power failure

Checked PartsSelect.com, and used the solution ideas to check each component until I verified that it was the Hi-Limit thermostat that had failed. Verified that with a multimeter. Then I ordered the parts and put them in. Little issues other than dropped screws, but that was a good thing, as it forced me to take the front of the dryer off (again with coaching from partsselect), and that caused me to discover a much worse lint clogging issue than I had thought I had. Spend a good 30 minutes digging lint out of the front of the dryer, and then the hose and connection to the out-vent. All to the good. Dryer works like a champ again. Thanks!

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerLIONEL from LOXAHATCHEE FL

Dryer would not turn on.

I purchased the High Limit Kit. There was 3 pieces with the package. I only received the two smaller fuse. I changed one of the small fuse, the one for the electric dryer and the dryer works good as new. I used a 6mm socket (it worked, but didn't fit that good)and removed the larger fuse and then removed the other 6mm screw that holds the heating element. Removed the heating element then the bracket holding the small fuse, which just slide up and out. Unplugged wires and put new small fuse in and put everything back together. I called part select and told them the larger fuse was missing and they sent it. I will keep the large fuse for backup. I also saw a build up of lint on heating element on the inside of dryer. I just used vacuum to clean out.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customeranthony from groveland FL

Dryer will not start

First I checked for proper voltage at the electrical outlet.Then I lifted the lid to acess the hi limit.Found out that the hi limit was open keeping dryer from starting.The hi limit is a safety that prevents the dryer from overheating.Two things that come to mind that could cause this is a thermostat that is not opening and a plugged dryer vent.After removing the flex vent pipe I discovered that it was packed full of lint.The vent pipe runs up inside the wall to the roof and it was packed full.Had to vacuum it all out and climb onto the roof and remove and clean vent cap and screen.I replaced the flex vent pipe from dryer to wall,replaced hi limit and also it's a good idea to replace the thermostat as well.Not a hard job just takes a little time.Dryer workes as good as new.Total cost for parts $44.00

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerkenneth from peach bottom PA

Dryer stoped and would not do nothing

fliped up top and tore it apart , make sure to take off front and clean lint out , read on this site they eaplain everything,bought washer parts off a different site not satisfied this site is 100%AAA+ thank you

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerMichael from Downers Grove IL

Drier wouldn't work

Replaced High Limit Kit, dryer works! Piece of cake.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerErnest from Cape Girardeau MO

Dryer timer would work, but wouldn't tumble

1. popped the top up on either side
2. unhooked wires from switch and element
3. removed switch and element
4. replaced both switches and reinstalled
5. reinstalled element
6. unhooked wire from front
7. removed screws to front
8. lifted lint trap and vacuumed
9. replaced trap, screws, and wire to front
10. popped top back down

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKathleen from Wapakoneta OH

Dryer completely stopped. Smelled like something was burnt

I took a putty knife and placed it under each cornor of the top lid of the dryer then popped up each side. Two fuses needed to be replaced due to overheating. It was a very easy repair, thanks to the details provided by other customers on PartsSelect. The difficult part was where the one thermal fuse is located. If your hands are small it's alot easier!!! My husband tried but I was able to repair it due to the size of my hands. If I had not dropped the part down the back of the dryer it would have taken minutes to repair. The one larger fuse (I believe is high limit) is easy to see and install. The thermal fuse was the tricky one . It is located alongside the heating element on the right. You will need to gently pull the fuse upward to you, remove two wires and replace the fuse & reconnect wires. The reason the fuse blew was because it overheated due to a buildup of excess lint. Actually the larger high limit fuse did not need to be replaced, we decided to replace both while doing the repair ourselves. I am faithful to change the lint recepticle each load but apparently you need to clean a bit further once a year. I took the front door off and the front panel of the dryer where the lint catcher is.... only to discover alot of additional lint inside both areas. Removed that and vacumned out the interior and it's drying much faster now. It's not only about replacing the parts you need you need to find the cause of the problem to eliminate further problems. The thermal fuse must be a safety thing designed to blow before the dryer bursts into flames!!! Thanks PartsSelect this is the second repair in a couple of months that we were able to accomplish on our own because of your webpage, customer information and help. Your prices are also the best!
Thank you!
Kathleen

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

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

CustomerMark from Pleasant Valley NY

Dryer would not run

The repair is easier than I report and can be done in much less time. The problem I encountered was with a 'blown' thermal fuse. I determined this using a VOM and by checking the continuity of the thermal fuse and the thermostat. The thermostat is in series with the heating elements and controls the amount of current going through the heating elements. If there is too much current then the thermal fuse will "blow" and cut the current off to the heater and the rest of the machine.. It's IMPORTANT that if the thermal fuse has blown then both the thermal fuse AND the thermostat should be replaced. Maytag dryers are very simple.
The top of the dryer is held down by 2 pins in the front and two hinges in the rear. I used a large screwdriver to gently coax the pins from their rests in the dryer body. The heating elements are visible at the rear of the drum. There is a thermostat mounted on a plate above the heating elements and a thermal fuse mounted on the right side of the heating elements box (2 white wires). Remove the wires from the heating element and the thermostat. Remove the plate holding the thermostat. There is a hex nut on the right side of the heating element. Remove this to release the heating elements and the thermal fuse below it. You will need to move the heating elements aside to the left to reach the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is held in place with a clip. Pry the top of the clip with a screwdriver in an outward and upward motion to remove the thermal fuse.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerPatrick from Indianapolis IN

Dryer was not operational. No power.

Unplugged dryer.
Popped the top using a flat blade screw driver.
Removed the faulty thermostat using a 1/4" nut driver.
Removed the heating element using a 1/4" nut driver.
Removed & replaced the blown thermo-fuse.
Reinstalled the heating element using a 1/4" nut driver..
Replaced the faulty thermostat using a 1/4" nut driver.
Closed the top.
Plugged the dryer back in.

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