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High Limit Kit

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PartSelect Number PS2162282
Manufacturer Part Number LA-1053
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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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Related Parts Additional or alternate parts to consider.

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Gregory from Appleton, WI

Dryer wouldn't turn on

IMPORTANT!!! Before doing this repair I had already replaced thermal fuse kit and the dryer worked for a few days but the fuses blew again. After digging deeper I realized the fuses were blowing because there was too much lint disturbing the air flow behind the lint catcher on the FRONT panel. Found instructions on Parts select to remove front panel and clean that area leading into the blower fan. I followed instructions and then replaced the thermal fuse kit and the dryer has since been working normally.

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

The dryer will not start

I went to the part selects website, put my dryers part number into the "find your part" field,,, on the next page i clicked on my symptom "will not start",, next page pops up with what part is bad and a video of a repairman actually doing the repair step by step (very cool). I purchased the recommended part, got the parts in a couple of days and did the repair myself,"fantastic". I love this website, I saved a lot of money in repairs and saved a lot of my time bringing it too and from the repair shop. I will recommend this website to all of my friends. Jimmy

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Amber from Rock Springs, WY

No start/low heat

After replacing these parts (VERY EASY!) my dryer is back online. As a mechanic/oilfield/trucker, I don't have time to mess around with this kind of stuff. My husband wanted to take the credit here.....lol. THANK YOU!

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Steve from Memphis, TN

Dryer wouldn't start.

I googled issue, and partselect.com came up with their thermostat kit as the solution. After following the youtube video on the part page, my dryer was fixed for less than $35!

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Eduardo from Hialeah, FL

Dryer would not start.

I followed the instructions outlined in the install video provided by PartSelect. As Steve mentioned in the video, it is an easy repair, and following his instructions made it even easier. Finding PartSelect when I googled the dryer's problem was a God-sent. PartSelect provided not just the parts and repair instructions, but the necessary info to properly diagnose the trouble with my dryer. You can bet I will be referring all my friends to PartSelect.com when they need to service their appliances.

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

Power to dryer, but, didn't work

watched the video and decided to order the kit and try it. It was easier to do than I expected. Thought I was going to spend alot on a repairman or purchase a new dryer. Bought the kit, it arrived in 3 days and 15 min later, the dryer was running again.

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

Maytag electric dryer would not start

I looked for tips on maytag electric dryer startup issues. After seeing that 80% of the problem was High Limit Kit replacement I ordered the kit and installed the kit with included instructions and online info. It took 20 minutes to do and the dryer is back in business. Thanks for the fast delivery of the parts and great price for the solution to the problem.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Gary from Farmington, NM

Dryer wouldn't start

With the help of partselects great website, I determined that the thermal fuse had blown. I found the cause was an almost complete blockage of lint from the lintrap to the blower. Removed the front panel and cleaned lint , replaced highlimit and fuse. Works great. quick delivery of parts and instruction video on website made this repair possible.

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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: David 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: aridio 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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Mickey 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Gregory 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: James 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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: LIONEL 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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